Well, It actually hurt my fingers to type his name in the title of my FanPost. I fought through the pain ala LeBron and finished the rest of it typing left handed. Now on to the meat and potatoes of the 3rd FanPost in my trilogy of greatness!
Is LeBron James now the most hated player in the Laker Kingdom? Being a fan thru the Showtime Lakers that honor has always been reserved for a Celtic. Back then it was Larry Bird and more recently Paul "WheelChair" Pierce has carried the torch of the most hated player for our younger fans. Now we have a different monster on our hands. As great as Larry Legend was he couldn't touch the Magic Man imo. Magic Kicked his ass from college through their years in the NBA to the tune of 5 titles to 3 and Paul Pierce the self proclaimed greatest player in the world(?) can't even scratch the surface of The Greatness that is Kobe "Black Mamba" Bryant.
But there is one man. A 6'9 260 pd freak of nature who has single handedly caught the attention of us Laker Fans, Lebron James. He was hyped up coming out of High School and given the Title of "King James" which was the 1st red flag for me. King? before his 1st NBA game?WTF? I overlooked it and gave the Kid the benefit of the doubt. I even started to kind of like him when the Lebrons nike commercials were out. I even chuckled at the pre game antics last year. No Big Deal. But That all started to change with the "Handshake Gate" incident and the subsequent snubbing of the postgame media session. Then this season kicked off and i saw the love affair every sports network, analyst and Fly by Night fan had with this guy increase tenfold. But here's where i took notice and exception. They started to compare him to our very own King of Lakerdom. Our King who has the jewelry and Crown to prove it. 4 times over. That got my Anti-Lebron juices flowing and he follows that up with a plethora of decisions that in my contact improved eyes make it look like he's trying to one up Kobe or follow in his footsteps...He decides to change numbers, not a biggie but then says nobody should ever wear 23. lol really? You're changing numbers to honor Mike? I dont believe it so i start to dislike him even more. I turn to sportcenter one day and see him Dancing on the sideline During a game. Not celebrating but dancing? The whop, Kid n Play and i think he was probably doing the "rerun" at some point. Cmon man your team is playing and you're over there disrespecting the opposing team and Attracting attention to yourself which i believe was the main reason anyway. My hate for him at that point was as high as i thought it could get until the elbow....I dont know how severe his elbow is injured..IF it is but shooting a free-throw quite easily with perfect form once then in 20 seconds it hurts to the point you hafta shoot the 2nd one left handed seems just a lil bit Oscar worthy to me..I take it for what it looked like you were trying to show up the Bulls ala Michael Jordan shooting a freethrow with his eyes closed.....
Everything he does irritates me to no end. From sticking his chest out when he makes a shot to playing Drama King when he falls down and how he goes sprinting crying to a ref when he actually gets called for a foul. it makes me cringe and i wish i was in the league so i could give him a 80's style hard foul.. Am I hater? in a sense i guess i am. But i know one thing. I HATE Lebron James and i dont think im the only one that does in Lakerdom.
Feel Free to cast your vote on my very own Hate Lebron Poll!