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Lebron James Is Not a Fan of Trent Dilfer Criticisms of Peyton Manning

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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I always thought this was an interesting debate.

When former players become television/radio analysts, how are they perceived by active athletes? Lebron is right and wrong when he took his talents to Twitter to speak on Trent Dilfer going in on Peyton Manning.

He is right that Dilfer was nowhere near the quarterback that Peyton Manning is, that goes without saying.

Where the King of South Beach is incorrect is believing because of that reason, Dilfer or any ex-player can’t be critical of current players.

If that was the case, Trent Dilfer couldn’t say anything about half the quarterbacks in the league. When athletes make the move from the field to ESPN or any network, they are getting paid not to be buddies, but to give their opinions.

Athletes who watch their words or only have good things to say about their former buddies are quickly taken off the air— you have to be willing to rub some people the wrong way if you want to succeed in the media.

If you go a little bit deeper, Lebron is still salty at Charles Barkley and other former NBA players who were critical of his “Decision”, so this is his way of venting.

If John Clayton of ESPN said the same thing about Manning, it wouldn’t have driven a tweet—but since it struck a nerve because Lebron probably looks at himself in the class of a Peyton Manning (with no ring), he could relate to what was going on.

I can confidently say that Manning doesn’t care what Trent Dilfer, Lebron or I have to say about his performance, but ESPN pays Dilfer and Section 8 pays people like me to tell you what we think.

You don’t have to agree, but just say you don’t agree— don’t say because Dilfer wasn’t on a Manning-like level, he should bow to the King of Indiana—that only works like that in Cleveland.

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  1. Lown says:

    This dude really needs to shut his mouth and just play the game and win!!

  2. But wait…. Dilfer has something Manning has and Lebron doesn't.

    A ring!

  3. aious says:

    I am convinced that LeBron is TRYING to get the entire country to hate him

  4. leborn sucks says:

    leborn is a fn joke what a self centered jack ass nobody but your payed for friends give a fuck what you think.

  5. Brian says:

    God, the state of Ohio and more specifically the city of cleveland is such a freaking dump. If you idiots spent more time on economic development and replacing corrupt politicians and less time on worrying about lebron james or wishing him the worst, you might actually be able to accomplish something. But no, this is cleveland we are talking about, home to the biggest pieces of garbage this country has ever seen. What a shithole.

  6. Elgin says:

    Lebron is more man than half the mama men hating on him. Dilfer is trying to earn a living being an a**hole just like blubber but barkley. Nobody has nothing to say about the Cavs owner not allowing his star player to have a say in who is going to coach a team he's the leader of. 90% of you are white. Right?

  7. DodgersKings323 says:

    Actually i agree, even as a Lebron hater, Manning is still good but his team around him is terrible and Dilfer was one of the luckiest QB ever.

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