The “kingdom” is crumbling. LeBron “King” James is playing for a losing team in Los Angeles, and his pattern when that happens is to jump ship. While he said he’d like to be with Steph Curry, Golden State and other players, the King is gaining more enemies, so the feeling isn’t reciprocal.
The Lakers are a terrible mess, and when asked on his own internet show, The Uninterrupted, who he’d like to play for, James said:
Um, In today’s game, Steph Curry. Steph Curry’s the one I want to play with.
Interviewed by a Bay Area radio station that played the tape of James, Curry looked down, doubled over in laughter and quickly shot down the idea of LeBron moving his tiresome act to Golden State.”:
I’m good right now …
Why wouldn’t Curry shoot it down? James would virtually take over a team that is 50-29 without him and mess up its chemistry with his “I’m the boss” mentality.
It’s becoming trendy to expose James. Curry can play with James. Magic Johnson and Kareem AbdulJabbar are slamming him. Among the media, Clay Travis has exposed James’ worn-out M.O.
James, Anthony Davis and James made the decision to move to the Lakers four years ago to create the next NBA dynasty. They’ve only won one title, and they will not be eligible for the upcoming playoffs. James has twice left Cleveland to create super powers elsewhere, and he also left Miami.
It’s all about James’s selfish self, and people see right through him. Appearing on ESPN, Magic Johnson slammed James for the Lakers’ lost season. The team tried to land MVP candidate Demar Derozan this year, but James insisted on acquiring Russell Westbrook instead, and what the King wants the King gets. L.A. acquired Westbrook, the move didn’t pan out and the season was lost.
Johnson did something that was previously unimaginable. He criticised James. “The blame that he’s (LeBron) got to take is the fact that Derozan ended up in Chicago, and not with the Lakers.
“Derozan wanted to play for the Lakers and when I got the call from his agent, I called the Lakers and said he wants to come home and Derozan could have been a Laker instead of a Bull. We could have made that deal but when Russell and LeBron start talking, that’s when they nixed that deal and went with Westbrook and he became a Laker instead of Derozan.”
Johnson said that L.A. could have been playing for this year’s NBA championship if James hadn’t gotten his way with the player acquisitions.
Why would James, a self-proclaimed dictator, be welcomed into the Warriors team? James’ self-centeredness would be a disaster for any winning team.
Radio broadcaster Clay Travis said, “This is an unmitigated disaster for arguments about LeBron James’ legacy.”
Abdul-Jabbar recently questioned James’ behavior, too, saying some of the things he’s done are beneath him.
In these unprecedented times, the once unquestioned NBA face is now under scrutiny within the league. The King’s silence about China and his social justice activism have long alienated NBA fans. He also dictated to the league that his son would only be playing with the team. This has been accompanied by unjustified ridicule from police officers. Winning titles doesn’t even satisfy James, who said following the Lakers’ last title that he wants his “damn respect.”
Let the kingdom crumble. May someone other than James become the face of the NBA.