LeBron James is growing more obnoxious by the minute.
The NBA superstar continues to make headlines for reasons other than basketball, including attacking Donald Trump.
But one NBA great made a comparison to Trump that James won’t like at all.
LeBron James is a frontrunner.
Despite preaching loyalty to his native Ohio and regional “hometown” city of Cleveland, James grew up a New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan.
When he couldn’t win a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to build a superteam.
James won his first two rings but also suffered two embarrassing finals losses to the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs.
When Hillary Clinton was the prohibitive favorite to win the presidency, James campaigned with her in Ohio.
James even hopped on the Beto O’Rourke bandwagon when the mainstream media anointed him the greatest thing since sliced bread.
These aren’t the only instances of James getting political.
James has constantly attacked Trump with petty insults such as calling him a “bum.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham called out James for his infantile political “commentary” and leftists predictably rushed to his defense.
They even tried to get Ingraham’s show pulled off the air.
James refused to “shut up and dribble” and added such salient commentary by foolishly suggesting NFL owners have a slave mentality.
James made the inane comment on his inauthentic barbershop show where he and celebrity guests drink wine and try to manufacture insightful discussions.
James often gets compared to NBA legend Michael Jordan, but Jordan was savvy enough to avoid politics.
Now James is upping the ante on the Jordan comparisons by declaring himself the greatest basketball player of all time.
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Many people thought James calling himself the GOAT (greatest of all time) was gauche.
One of those people was Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge.
Ainge won a championship with Larry Bird and competed for championships against Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan, so he’s seen true greatness up close and personal.
Needless to say, Ainge was not a fan of James’s comments and compared his brazenness to Donald Trump:
Ainge said on Boston sports radio:
“His career’s not over. Why he’s saying that, I don’t know. Maybe he thinks that that sells. Maybe he’s taking the Donald Trump approach and trying to sell himself. I don’t know.”
James would balk at the comparison to Trump because he’s invested in opposing Trump.
It’s all wrapped up in his persona as a social justice advocate.
But Ainge brings up an interesting point.
The media relentlessly attack Trump for his confidence but praise James for his.
Unlike Trump, the media aren’t constantly telling lies about James.
He doesn’t need to talk about his accomplishments because the media already do that, whereas they go out of their way to obscure or spin Trump’s achievements.
James comes across as artificial.
He’s trying too hard to be a transcendent athlete.
His series “More Than An Athlete” is a dead giveaway.
Perhaps that’s why Ohioans’ support for Clinton tanked shortly after James shared a stage with her.
Nobody likes a phony.