His post game quotes show how blissfully unaware of what an asshat he is.
"It's nothing against the Bulls and it's nothing against Joakim or none of
those guys," he said. "It's nothing about showboating on a team. I've seen it
happen all last year. I think he (Noah) was more frustrated about the way he
played as an individual. He didn't help his team win."
"He was more frustrated about how he played as an individual and not
helping his team win," James added. "I was just going to the free-throw
line. Words are said throughout the course of the game. There's a fine
line between saying some words and being disrespectful. We're all men
out there at the end of the day."
Now let's be clear here LeBron, if you don't realize you were the disrespectful a-hole in this situation than you are further removed from reality than the typical superstar. To put this in perspective, if you tried this in the 60s, you'd probably be in the hospital right now, though honestly, is there anyone on the Bulls who could take LeBron in a fight anyway?
I'm glad those days of the NBA are over, but to pull that kind of crap and then act like the other team said something disrespectful to you? Hey LeBron, I wanted to introduce you to a friend of mine; reality. I know you guys haven't been around each other for awhile, so I thought you might want to get re-acquainted.
All that being said, is there anyone who wouldn't kill to LeBron in Chicago and instead get to laugh off the other team's complaints as those of the losers rather than being the complaining losers?
As much as a disrepectful asshat LeBron was last night, I'd love to be on the side of the blow out win while disrespecting the other team than the side of the blowout loss being disrespected. In the end, you have to show up and stop them on the court. If you can't then you can whine and complain, but that just makes you a whiny loser.
For what it's worth I love the fact that Joakim stood up for the team. In the moment, I would have liked it more if someone had gotten in LeBron's face and gave him a big push in the middle of his dance routine, but let's be realistic here too, we've got a game tonight, and Aaron Gray or James Johnson might be the only guys big enough to stand up to LeBron, get suspended, and not have a huge impact on tomorrow.
All and all, a little drama added to the game. This game, the Cavs went out and wanted to make a statement because we already beat them in their house once. They crushed an undermanned Bulls team tonight. My hope, probably as detached from reality as LeBron, is that we remember this and beat them up in our house next time.