By now it’s common knowledge that LeBron James is one of the most narcissistic athletes on the planet.
You would think he would have learned to be humble by now after he embarrassed himself after his hour-long “The Decision” – a pageantry spectacle where he announced that he would “take his talents to South Beach” to play for the Miami Heat. James was ridiculed for his tone-deaf arrogance.
And LeBron James just did it again when he orchestrated a garbage announcement the same day his Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs.
Make no mistake; he grew up poor and was famous by the age of 16-years-old. James made the cover of ESPN The Magazine and Sports Illustrated while he was in high school.
You might share a little empathy for someone who becomes super famous at an early age because as we all know, child stars grow up to be strange ultra-conceited individuals. Part of you wants to forgive them that it’s not their fault.
LeBron James’ ego is on a whole other level. He calls out his teammates and coaches publicly. And like a classic narcissist, nothing is ever his fault.
When he jumped ship from South Beach to the Los Angeles Lakers, he was given a key to the city. The expectations were enormous for arguably the best player in the world.
In a post on Instagram, the same day the Lakers were officially eliminated, Dr. Karen Joubert, James’ personal Beverly Hills physical therapist, wrote that the injury that sidelined him for 17 games should’ve been for six months.
She wrote, “As a PT for 27 years I have had the good fortune to work with some of the top athletes in the world … then came LeBron. I want you all to know how bad his injury was and is, the pain he endured. Along with this amazing trainer, Mike Mancias, he was on the court in 6 weeks, it should have been 6 months. Unselfishly, he endured the pain, pain, pain. He did not want to let the Lakers down, the fans down. But I know what he went through! I learned about determination, the will to win, how to get the job done. He is a force to be reckoned with.”
What a load of absolute garbage. There is absolutely no way that LeBron James, personally, didn’t have a hand in orchestrating that message. He’s taking zero responsibility for willing his team into the playoffs.
You know it’s unmitigated garbage because of the timing. Dr. Joubert could’ve said that at any time but she chose to wait until the day the Lakers were officially eliminated?
No, the timing is suspect and the message is even worse.
A groin injury does not keep a superstar athlete out for that amount of time.
Another thing too is that James continued to play when it was “likely” they had no shot of making the playoffs anyway.
This is an unbelievably egomaniacal move by LeBron James and there’s zero chance he didn’t have anything to do with it.