Lebron James on Cleveland: “We Hated Cleveland Growing Up..We Still Hate a Lot of People in Cleveland”
King South Beach has spoken.
To GQ Magazine of course.
Lets look at some of the quotes and I will translate them for you:
On Dan Gilbert:
“I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.”
James added: “It made me feel more comfortable that I made the right decision.”
Speaking in 3rd person is always a plus. His mom gives a lot of advice for someone who is 40 going to 1st Fridays at the club (no Delonte). With that being said, I believe he is correct Dan Gilbert cares about money like most owners do, so if Lebron believed he cared about him like a step son, he was being naive. Lebron made a business decision and Gilbert made a PR decision in attacking him. They are both fronting.
“I understand that a lot of people would be hurt” in Cleveland by his decision, but also said that growing up, he and his friends from Akron didn’t always like Cleveland. Akron is about 40 miles south of Cleveland.
“It’s not far, but it is far,” James told GQ. “And Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us. … So we didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.”
Basically he is saying Cleveland sucks.
On spoiled fans:
And he said Cleveland fans were “awesome” but didn’t take back his comment late last season that those around him were “spoiled” by his play.
“I love our fans. Cleveland fans are awesome,” he told GQ. “But I mean, even my family gets spoiled at times watching me doing things that I do, on and off the court.”
Most die hard fans are spoiled by championships. One problem with Lebron is that it appears he already believes he has reached the pinnacle because he is super famous and one of the best players in the world.
In reality, until he wins a championship he will be known as a great player who couldn’t get it done. All fans are spoiled, that is why they are fans. But that isn’t something you throw in their face, because if they weren’t spoil and treated you like ‘royalty’ (pun intended), you wouldn’t be able to call yourself a ‘King’.
On Charles Barkley Criticisms:
“Charles was probably trying to be funny. It wasn’t funny to me.”
I don’t think Chuck was trying to be funny. He was being honest in saying that Lebron going to the Heat was “moist”. You can agree or disagree with Barkley, but the point is what is Lebron going to do?
Lebron says he has a list, but in reality it is highly unlikely that Lebron will ever wrestle leadership of the Heat from Dwyane Wade, so he is in a Catch 22 situation.
If he was a True “G” he would punch Barkley in the face on the TNT set, that would show me something.
Basically it is another fluff interview with Lebron loving Lebron.
Also why does Lebron have on “skinny jeans” in that pic? Never mind I don’t want to be put on the list.
The Summer of Lebron continues.