Michael Jackson, Willow Smith, Michali Caulkin, and… LeBron James. What do they all have in common? They were all famous before the age of 16. LeBron James has been cultured by the United States media and fans, and by the age of 16 he had no choice; He was going to be an NBA basketball player, and he was going to be compared to Michael Jordan for the rest of his life.
LeBron James is coming off of one the worst NBA performances of his career, and it couldn’t have come at a more critical time. He only scored 8 points in game 4 of the NBA finals and Deshawn Stevenson of the Mavs said that LeBron James “checked out” of the game.
This is not the first time this year’s NBA villain has been put under the microscope and has had his heart questioned. But really, would you be mad at LeBron James if his heart wasn’t in it? Maybe “mad” is the not right word, but I surely wouldn’t blame him. Since the 8th grade the man has all sorts of outsiders abuse him, use him for his talents, and take advantage of the dollars that his ‘seemed to be genetically engineered for professional basketball’ body can make the poeple that are around him.
If LeBron James heart isn’t basketball – who can really blame him? Just like all the 7 footers out there that only play basketball because the ceilings at the corporate office are just too low, LeBron James was going to be an NBA player from the 8th grade.
That all being said LeBron needs to step up his game, if not for himself, for his teammates. He needs to find a way to come alive, and needs to make the best out of his situation and everything will start to come to him. It starts with the willingness to give up the villain role, and just like many things in life, if he wants to make the changes on the court than he is going to make some attitude changes off the court first. If he wants everyone from home that are watching on their Vizio TV, judging him every second, to shut up for two seconds, or to not misunderstand him – he needs to put his guard down and just start playing for the right reasons. If you want to get results on the court, you have to start off it, and it begins with realizing that the media will never stop hounding him to be the best he can be – which isn’t really a bad thing. No, not a bad thing at all.
This article was written by Philip Rudy. Philip is a freelance writer and enjoys writing on many different topics. Especially on topics that offer help to young students, as well as young entrepreneurs. Philip enjoys gardening, writing his own music, and learning more and more about Internet marketing everyday. Catch Philip all around the Internet by chance!
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