It’s gonna be funny to see everyone bitch about that title, when it’s just a callback to, literally, exactly what Bron Bron said to his mom. The Cavs were playing the Celtics and Paul Pierce hard-fouled (not allowed in the NBA anymore) James into the stands and then this occurred:
Just wanted to get that out of the way before people start calling me ‘racist’.
Anyway, back to the point here, Lebron James needs to sit his ass down during AAU basketball games. I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now, but in case you need a refresher, here:
Listen, fans of Lebron are going to defend this and say ‘who cares’ or that we are all just hating on him and blah blah blah. And they’d be kind of correct. People who are criticizing James for this, like myself, are definitely hating on him, but for good reason.
Start with the first video: Why does he need to do this? He needs to go ON TO the court of an in process game and cause a scene. It’s no secret that James loves the spotlight. Lebron James is the type of person that claims he’s going “Zero Dark Thirty-23” but instead of just silently doing it, he makes a spectacle about it (and often times doesn’t even hold true to it). That’s where he goes radio silent during the playoffs on his social media accounts.
Lebron is the type to make an ENTIRE SportsCenter Special about where he’s gonna be taking his talents. And yes, I know that he used some of the money for that segment to donate to charity. But then not long after that, he rented out an entire arena with the Heat to do the now infamous, “Not one, not two, not three…” speech alongside Wade and Bosh. So it’s safe to say there’s always a hint of narcissism in his veins.
There are many other examples here, but I say all that just to bring up the fact that he loves the spotlight. There’s nothing inherently wrong with what that either, but it’s just frustrating when people act like his intentions are always pure when they are clearly not.
And then we get THIS side of the argument thanks for Lebron Fan Boy #1, Nick Wright:
Ummmmm, hey Nick? Wanna know the main reason this argument holds no weight and everyone saying this sounds really, really stupid? THAT WASN’T EVEN HIS SON WHO DUNKED THE BALL! HE WAS CELEBRATING WITH ANOTHER KID! HIS SON WASN’T EVEN INVOLVED IN THE GAME!
I mean, Jesus Christ. No one, and I mean NO ONE, is criticizing Lebron James for trying to be a great father. Not a single soul. For all the bullshit I give James, I will never say he is a bad father or that he should ever be put down for attempting to be a good father.
Even if this was his kid, it makes no sense. My dad supported me in every single sport I participated in. Wanna know what he didn’t do though? Storm the field after I threw someone out trying to steal second. Because the moment should be about ME. Not having to share it in real time with my father, or anyone for that matter.
But this is what happens when people like Nick Wright see any criticism towards their God, they lash out. They try to tweak the conversation and ignore the facts. So now, if you are caught ‘hating’ on this, you are now looked down upon as someone who doesn’t want Lebron to succeed as a father. Or that you are trying to somehow knock Lebron for trying to be a good dad. Not. True. Whatsoever.
Lebron can still support his son and his son’s team all he wants. Take them out afterwards. Have a pool party at his house with all the kids. Know what he doesn’t need to do? Take the spotlight away from these kids (again, none of them were his son) and become the center of attention again.
And then we get Lebron joining the layup line with the team. Come on. How can you defend THIS? This is ridiculous. Any player that does this annoys me. Why do you need to? Gotta get those extra dunks in to train for the season? What, can you not train enough while on the set of Space Jam 2?
Maybe ol Bron Bron had a few too many glasses of Merlot before the game and thought he was back with the Heat doing pregame. Who knows!
And with all this, I understand that the kids love it. And probably even some of the parents. I say ‘some’ of the parents cause I’m sure there are more than a few parents that feel the same exact way I do. No one like that one parents that goes obnoxiously crazy every time their kid does anything good or is always trying to join in with the celebration. And that’s what Lebron James does. Even when it’s not his kid!
Wanna know another father who watches his kids play basketball? Lavar Ball. Please, tell me how we would all react if Ball did this. Would we be saying how great of a father he is or how he’s just trying to be supportive? No. We would be roasting him.
I’ve rambled on far too long about this, so let’s wrap it up because honestly, in the grand scheme of things, this isn’t a BIG deal. It’s just ridiculous to see people twist this argument. Lebron James is a great father as far as we know. But interrupting a game where your son is not involved and join the layup line pregame is absurd. It’s an act that screams “Hey everyone look at me look at me!” I mean, you see the weird karate kick he did getting off the court!? Lebron should spend more time trying to figure out how to get back to the playoffs and less time hijacking AAU games.