I, just like many ball players in the league today, am an 80s baby. We have only experienced things like integration, new ideals and ideas, forward movement and progression, Starbucks, WiFi and BBM. We’re accustomed to being able to speak up for what we want and voicing our opinions. As time has passed, I’ve learned that everyone shouldn’t be afforded that privilege.
I get it. Everyone- the media, coaches, fans, even family- treat players like puppets. People expect them to be superheros on and off the court. Sign every autograph, take every picture, be the perfect role model, make the perfect pass, win all the games, “invest” all their money in Uncle Johnny’s business- and do all of that with a permanent smile on their face.
Trust me. I really get it.
However the time/place to reignite their dignity is NOT on their public twitter account, myspace, facebook, press conference or ANY public forum.
Want to speak out against poverty? Cool.
Want to speak out against violence? Cool.
Want to speak out against the team/coach/team owner who have talked bad about you every chance they’re near a microphone or working internet connection?
It doesn’t seem fair that the Cavs can annihilate Lebron while he is expected to just stay calm, cool and collected. It sucks but that’s the way of the world! The Cavs are the scorned lover in this situation. They will always be pitied more than Lebron. It’s one of the world’s double standards and it’s not going anywhere.
Besides, the entire world was watching. When the Lakers completely dismembered the Cavs I doubt there was a single person in the world who didn’t say “see? That’s what they get for still hanging on to Lebron instead of worrying about themselves.”
All of Lebron’s fans said, “see? That’s what they get for booing the best player of all time. Hahahahahahahahaha!!” They probably even hit a little two step in celebration.
That, plus the fact that the Heat embarrassed the Cavs at their own arena, would have been more than enough! So why did Lebron feel the need to start up with the karma tweets? It’s unnecessary.
Then Lebron responds with, “Everyone looks into everything that I say…Everybody looked too far into it.” Word, Lebron?
What or who else could he have possibly been talking about? Give me a break.
This isn’t far behind Shaq’s “Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes?”
In response, Kobe won another chip.
Sure, Shaq felt like Kobe ruined his life by implementing him in a few bad situations. He felt betrayed by his friend and team mate. It didn’t do him any better by talking sideways about Kobe though. Kobe ended up coming out on top.
So, in Lebron’s words, Karma really is a b…h. I just hope she’s is done with Lebron.