The Lakers Allegedly Confronted LeBron James Regarding His Body Language Earlier This Season, And Should Have Sold Tickets To The Event
ESPN- The timing was prompted by James, who aired his grievances to the media one night earlier, openly questioning his teammates' experience and readiness to meet the challenge of making the playoffs. "How many know what's at stake if you've never been there?" James asked, later declaring that he never has been and never will be accustomed to losing. The fact that Davis' home arena was the venue for James' venting only made his words come off stronger, as Davis was the player the Lakers made a run at.
The meeting in Memphis was a retort of sorts. In what became an open forum, several players spoke up. Players focused on James' inconsistent body language throughout the year. The four-time MVP copped to the critique, telling his teammates that, in essence, cutting out behavior like slumped shoulders and sideways glances has been something he has tried to work on his entire career.
I need to know. I just need to know. Who, in a predominantly young locker room full of players whose jerseys might as well be covered in the sneaker prints of LeBron James after months of being walked all over, called out the the NBA's most untouchable teammate on his bullshit? Open forum, my ass. There is one player who was the first to timidly raise his hand as his balls leaped into his throat and his mouth opened to speak of the juvenile gestures of one of the most aggressively passive players of all time. I need to know who that player is so that I can lend him my support, whether he be primed for big things as a strong-willed leader throughout an extensive, no-nonsense career...or packing his bags while awaiting his first class ticket to the G-League. There's probably not much that falls in between being knighted and being thrown in a moat full of alligators when you call out 'The King' on taking the crap he's been getting away with for awhile now to a whole new level, so time is really of the essence here.
Also, it is beyond hilarious that - of all things LeBron James has yet to master after 16 seasons as a physical specimen the likes of which were entirely unprecedented on this planet - keeping his head up, his shoulders properly postured, and his glares to himself are what couldn't be self-taught throughout the most dedicated and diligent of offseasons. Add that to his career-long free throw woes, and LeBron James sucks at pretty much everything you're supposed to have learned by the time you start playing on a 10-foot rim. Pretty ironic when you think about it that way...as opposed to just viewing the most talented player in the history of basketball as a bit of a baby who doesn't consider himself obligated to display a baseline level of maturity as the "team leader".