Seriously, I've said it before, but seriously, is this guy just trying to make as many people hate him as possible?
Neither James nor his manager, Maverick Carter, cited specifics when talking to CNN for a story that aired Wednesday night.
In the interview, CNN correspondent Soledad
O'Brien asked about "The Decision," the one-hour special on ESPN in
which James announced that he would play for the Heat, and some of the
negative headlines it generated.
"It's just about control and not doing it the way it's always been done
or not looking the way that it always looks," Carter said.
O'Brien asked if race played a role.
"I think so at times," James said. "It's always, you know, a race factor."
Said Carter: "It definitely played a role in some of the stuff coming out of the media, things that were written for sure."
This leaves me speechless, because it's just one more step in the long line of impossibly stupid things LeBron could say to make his situation even worse.
Seriously, stop and think, right now, what somewhat reasonable thing could LeBron do to become more hated right now?
I really struggle to think of anything that falls into the somewhat reasonable category. I mean he'd have to start wearing a NBA championship belt around Cleveland, proclaiming himself God, or kill kittens in the street at this point.
I think nothing does a greater disservice to real examples of racism, then when a guy takes all the crap that he has coming to him, and then tries to deflect it saying that racism is the root cause of his problems. It allows people to trivialize racism and pretend it doesn't exist. It makes us forget that real racism is out there, because when one group uses it as a petty excuse to mask their own failings it makes people think other groups are calling wolf even when they aren't.
No, this has nothing to do with racism. LeBron's just an egocentric jerk.
He went way out of his way to rip out the heart of his hometown fans. He went out of his way to build up the hopes of two of our nations biggest cities, only to crush them afterward while knowing all along what his plans were.
I've found that in U.S., public figures can basically be forgiven for almost anything, but the one thing Americans seem to hate more than almost anything else is being lied to. We can get over people taking steroids as soon as they admit they took them. LeBron's crimes weren't nearly so severe, but he did the one thing that fans never forgive. He lied to us and continues to lie to us. Fans don't like BS, they won't tolerate it.
No one would have held a grudge against LeBron if he didn't decide to screw with us to feed his own ego. I guess ego doesn't taste as good as he thought.