For the most part, NBA athletes and the liberal sports media don’t have a great relationship between each other because the athlete feeds them false information constantly, which allows sports journalists to perpetuate whatever nonsense they think of specifically for clicks. It’s a whirlwind of disinformation and dishonesty.
Case in point: Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving never tells the media, that constantly berates him about his relationship with his teammates, the truth, so the media speculates where he’ll go next year because he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. You can’t believe either entity.
But while the liberal sports media pretends to be blameless in every scenario, they are really upset with LeBron James and you’ll never believe why.
He jumped ship after his second stint with the Cavaliers over to the Los Angeles Lakers where he pretended to be the abysmal Lakers’ (over the last five years at least) savior.
Many seasoned sports “journalists” predicted that he would at least contend – usually as a second tier playoff seeding around 5th or 6th – but even self-proclaimed basketball guru Stephen A. Smith predicted the Lakers would make the Western Conference Finals.
Unfortunately for the “gurus,” it did not shake out that way and the Lakers will not make the playoffs this year.
The liberal sports media is distraught, offended and upset with James because he won’t make the playoffs – giving them nothing to bloviate about this coming April through June.
LeBron James has made the NBA Finals for eight straight years going back to 2011 when they lost to Paul Pierce’s Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals – who were consequently defeated by the Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers to win the organization’s last championship. That’s ironic.
If you turn on ESPN at any given time, you’ll be overwhelmed whining, on the verge of crying, that the “best player on the planet” won’t be seen or heard from starting in mid-April.
This allows the whiners to speculate grave assumptions from whether he’s just lost a step or if this is the beginning of the end to his career.
With the almost-certain forgone conclusion that the stacked Golden State Warriors dynasty taking the championship easily once again, there won’t be a lot for them to discuss.
It also means a huge ratings decline; not just for ABC and TNT but for all of the sports publications, podcasts and shows.
Think about it. James is one of the most popular and coveted basketball players on the planet. If he’s not playing, then they have to make up the time in some other way.
So when you take that and compound it with the realization that the Warriors are indisputably probably the heaviest favorites to ever when a championship in the entire history of the league, there’s really nothing to talk about.
And it’s all because they feel like LeBron James failed them on a professional level. It’s like he didn’t try hard enough for them.
Eight years straight wasn’t good enough for you? Get over yourself.