NYPost- Not even LeBron James could save Johnny Manziel from himself.
As friends and insiders close to the disgraced quarterback tell Sports Illustrated, red flags began to wave the moment Manziel blew off his longtime pal’s guidance.
“When he had LeBron James as a mentor, texting him all the time, hanging out at his house watching football, and Johnny didn’t listen to his advice? That’s when I knew he had a problem,” a source revealed in a strongly detailed SI piece depicting Manziel’s downfall.
Now it all makes sense! People are criticizing Johnny Manziel for having his mouth permanently affixed to a liquor bottle and not understanding what an honor it is to play in the NFL, and they are completely ignoring the fact that his mentor was LeBron James. Of course he got driven to drink. If LeBron was showing up to your house to watch football and hear himself talk then you would do a double take at the bottle of whiskey in the corner too. If there's one thing worse than having the friend that never stops texting you it's having the friend that just decides to give you unwanted life advice, and LeBron is both those people.
Has anyone paid attention to the Cavaliers this year? LeBron James idea of mentorship is subliminally tweeting vague, disparaging comments about his teammates. It's a testament to Kyrie Irving's will power that he isn't an alcoholic at this point too. I would be surprised if Kevin Love wasn't slipping a little vodka in his Gatorade bottle. It would certainly explain his confusion on the defensive side of the ball. How could he not be drinking when he spends so much time with someone as insufferable, self-important, and outspoken as LeBron James? The only reason that LeBron would ever assume a mentorship is role is because it allows him to talk more, and in turn allows him to talk about himself more. I am not saying that Johnny Manziel isn't responsible for the downfall of his own career. I am just saying that he was enabled along the way, and no one enables selfishness quite like the most high maintenance, insecure "leader" in all of professional sports.