From: United States
ORIGINAL: David Levine
ORIGINAL: Pete M.
ORIGINAL: Matt Lang
Even not as a basketball player, he seems like a generally decent person
Him and Westbrook, never hear any untoward stories.
Harden gets bounced from the playoffs last season, and he flat-out gave up, and he couldn't get to the club quick enough when it was over.
I don't know, tell me who plays harder than James or Westbrook. Who takes it as seriously as they do? I'm a fan of that. You don't have to like them, but you should appreciate what you are seeing. The league is not trying to make them better than they are.
James is on another level. Poor basketball players (and coaches) take rides on his coattails to the finals.
Now, if you want to have a James vs. Jordan discussion, that could be fun. But don't bring the personal nonsense to that discussion, because James is squeaky clean compared to Jordan.
I held a long grudge, probably unfair, against James for leaving Cleveland in that fashion. But the dude has earned my respect. He's unbelievable.
Understandable, especially the fashion.
Personally, I think his low point may have been when he and Wade mocked Nowitzki for being sick in the 2011 Finals.
He's made a few mistakes along the way, but he's not punching teammates, and I'm not seeing him repeating the mistakes.
"The Decision" was a huge mistake, but I don't blame him for leaving. He signed multiple contracts with Cleveland and they did nothing to put a team around him. He did his part and then some.
I kind of blame him for stupidly going back....
Netted a ring, but he had better options.