I don't start many threads...so you know I feel pretty strongly about this one. I HATE this guy (I used to like him) and I think the hatred (an exaggeration really - he doesn't pay my bills so IDGAF) is well earned in his case.
The above for starters. I don't know where this guy gets career advice (I used to think Wes Wesley - who happens to be someone I grew up with and know and I don't think it's his advice. How many wrong moves and missteps can you make to fuck up a life where the world should be eating out of your hand? First, the awful "decision" - a made for TV abortion of his public persona. Then these 3 clowns in Miami dancing around like they won something already. Next, that awful passive aggressive whiny Nike commercial, where he muses repeatedly, "should I be what you want me to be"? And now this bullshit in his return to Cleveland, where apparently he cannot keep his mouth shut and just let his game talk - in other words, he cannot muster the class to return to the arena he burned down with his bullshit, protracted "decision", and just play ball and be humble.
This guy is an unadulterated jerk off.
The only "peer" I can think to compare him to is Michael Jordan (not in terms of accomplishment, but fame). MJ was not a likable character in his personal life. He tormented teammates, he had a gambling problem, he was notoriously arrogant, he cheated on his wife (most NBA players do), he was quite a shit talker on the court - in other words, MJ had his share of character flaws. However, he had the world eating out of his hand because he shut up when he needed to shut up (remember the Nike overseas labor controversy and the cost of his sneakers?) and played ball. And his handlers handled his image far more expertly than the collection of clowns that LB has surrounded himself with.
What a shame. All that talent - Body by Rolls Royce, and a mind made by Fischer Price.
A message to LeBron James: SHUT THE FUCK UP AND PLAY BASKETBALL. WIN A FUCKING CHAMPIONSHIP.