Well damn, that attitude adjustment came so quick that it should really look into buying desensitizing condoms. Seriously, LeBron changed his tune so fast that it made 13 year old me trying to shut off the DMX when my parents got home look slow to the dial. I guess I don't blame the guy. It's safe to assume that his previous motivational strategy didn't take when his whiney rant after a loss to the Anthony Davis-less Pelicans wasn't even able to inspire his team enough to beat the woeful Sacramento Kings at home.
I will, however, go on record as saying I'm stunned that calling out the teammates that were instrumental in his legacy defining championship run and implying that they weren't good enough to do so again wasn't able to rally them behind him. Shocker of all shockers, really. Who knew that a professional basketball team wouldn't appreciate having their "leader" run to the media and incessantly bitch about their lack of talent? Can't believe that essentially calling their offensive contributions worthless - in a game in which they scored 122 points - didn't make them want to work harder in his honor. I thought proud, successful athletes would become more united by a flat out dismissal of their collective abilities so I guess you do learn something new everyday.
Oh well, some might say that it's insanely contradictory for a person to claim that a roster featuring three all stars isn't skilled enough for his liking one day, and then bark back at a reporter that the NBA "isn't fantasy basketball" the next. Those people just don't understand that when time is of the essence you might have to start sounding like an obnoxious, selfish hypocrite while in search of the fire that is going to reignite your struggling team.