Re: Lebron- I Never flop, never been one of those guys
posted at 5/14/2013 7:29 AM EDT
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to darkman20's comment:
I used to hate Lebron, but once I got over my biase, I have been paying closer attention to him and it appears he's a pretty decent kind of human being.
I'm gonna give Lebron the benefit of the doubt: He's no flopper. He's so athletic that he plays solid defense without fouling and he doesn't need to flop.
And I also think he got robbed of the defensive player of the year. Hands down: should have been Lebron. Once I got over my biase, and looked at it objectively, it was clear to me that this was the case.
Of course you hated Lebron when he was in Cleveland. But now that Lebron is a Heat player and you're a Heat fan, it's not that difficult to figure out why you had a change of heart.
It is true that I hated Lebron like something fierce when he was in Cleveland, and also his first and second season with Miami.
However, it is not true that I am a Heat fan. Yes I root for the Heat now because I want to see Ray Allen get another ring (which will be one more than Pierce I might add haha), and also because the Celtics have been eliminated from the playoffs.
Thus, I watch more Heat games this year than any of the prior years, and can conclude with some confidence that Lebron indeed is a great defensive player that plays straight up defense without fouling.
Furthermore, I have observed that neither Lebron, or Wade, are the bad guys "Us" Celtics fans make them out to be. Lebron appears to be a fun loving guy that always makes time for the fans, and I have witness Wade on multiple occasions help fallen camera men on the sidelines. I have witness Wade run, sometimes, from half court away to ensure a fallen camera man is ok.
Also, Lebron and Wade always show much self restraint and never become biligerant towards reporters, even when they ask stupid questions.
I have concluded that these are traits belonging to only pretty decent guys, alteast for NBA players standards. It's not suprising that Ray is getting along so well with them.
If you want to call out dirty players, thugs and just overal jerks, I think the focus should be on guys like Matt Barnes (who tramples hapless cheerleaders, and that thug Bynum, and never in doubt that adultress Kobe Bryant that sues his own mother, which I abhor.