Is LeBron a hell of a basketball player? Yes. He’s a freak of nature that can bully his way to the basket and can shoot well enough from outside to open the interior for his drives. His style of play isn’t exactly fun to watch. Like Shaq, he can just physically dominate players. When you’re a defender and an offensive player can bulldoze into you and get a foul call, there’s not much you can do. Shaq did it, LeBron does it; I don’t like that the NBA allowed it for Shaq, I don't like that they allow it for LeBron. How someone running full steam right into a defender with position, shove their elbow or shoulder into the defender, and still get a defensive foul call….I just don’t get it. So there, that sucks to watch.
However, I don’t like LeBron because he’s arrogant as all heck. Who in the hell anoints oneself as “The King”, “The Chosen One.” Seriously, if that isn’t egotistical and ridiculous, I don’t know what is. Then, he decided that he needs to be the GM for his teams. And when that roster management leads to poor decisions and declining teams, he jumps ship. See Cleveland, see Miami, see Cleveland after this year. Teams he’s on get lazy, they don’t defend, they phone in games, and LeBron acts like it’s all their fault when he’s obviously always the common denominator. Say what you will about MJ, but his teams brought it season after season. You knew you were always getting his best on a nightly basis. With LeBron, who the heck knows.
I guess you could summarize my disdain for LeBron in that he’s utterly arrogant, causes issues and drama on every team he’s on, passes off blame to teammates, forces roster moves but then blames the GM when they don’t work out, and yes, I know every superstar does it (doesn’t mean I have to like it), but his whining…good lord.
Regarding watching his games. I do not watch him during the regular season. But I love watching our former Hoosiers, and thus, have been watching these playoffs. It is what it is. Trust me, I wish he was playing in the Western Conference so he'd be eliminated by the 2nd round and I wouldn't have to watch him any longer.