Unwilling Witnesses: Why LeBron James Has Let His Fans Down AGAIN!

December 13th, 2009 by Nick Gelso Leave a reply »
by Shawn McGrath or North Station Sports

In a lot of ways, I want to be a LeBron James fan. I pull for the Celtics first and foremost, but I’m a realist as well, and it’s not hard to see that, without a serious overhaul in the next year-ish, the team’s window to contend for a championship won't extend too much further down the road (Ignore this statement if Rondo continues to develop a jumper; his ability to hit open shots or hit FTs would be a game changer). The Lakers, on the other hand, are in a position to contend for the foreseeable future. Whereas with baseball, I stop watching if the Red Sox fall out of contention, if the Celtics ceased to exist tomorrow (bite my tongue, I know), I’d probably still watch hoops on League Pass a minimum of five nights a week. Thus, I want a player in the East to cheer for in the event that the C’s sun starts to set in the not to distant future. For a period of time, I labored to convince myself LeBron James was that guy. Just yesterday, Salma Mahmoud made a very good case on this site as to why, for many people, he is every bit that electrifying, compelling player. But I can’t root for him. It&rsq ...

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