LeBron James’ Signing With Miami Should Be Celebrated, Not Criticized

July 28th, 2010 by Mark Brown Leave a reply »

LeBron James has faced an incredible amount of backlash due to his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat.

He has been labelled a quitter, a coward, and soft. Many believe James has forfeited the opportunity to join basketball's greatest players.

While there are certainly negative aspects to his decision, and some criticism is worthy, James ultimately made the decision most winners should make: join the best basketball club possible.

I will make a case for James by looking at four contentions as to why LeBron should be criticized: 

1) He quit on his team. 2) He took the easy way out. 3) By joining Wade's team, he can't be among the greatest ever. 4) Clearly, "The Decision" showed LeBron's egotistical nature.

1. He Quit on His Team

Many feel that during the playoffs against Boston, LeBron simply shut down.

It's been said that he didn't show the competitive fire necessary to beat the Celtics, and he was very passive, especially towards the latter part of the series.

It's widely believed that LeBron consciously made this decision.

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