Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 9:40 am  |  30 responses

LeBron James Tired of the Spotlight

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James vented a bit online Sunday night, writing that he’s grown tired of the spotlight after so many years. Per LBJ’s Facebook: “Man it’s hard to go out and have a good time these days! It’s cool though, it’s part of my life. Wouldn’t change anything(just saying). Been in the spotlight since I was 15. Sometimes u just wanna STOP!! But I refuse cause I have a commitment to the youth to inspire them!! That will keep me pushing forward and focused alone.”

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  • JuMichael Young

    Watched the 1993 NBA playoffs yesterday between the Celtics and Hornets. So cool to see players just playing hard, not wearing neon shoes and body armor, no neck tattoos, and NO COMPLAINING AFTER EVERY SHOT (make or miss)! Crazy that in 20 short years the NBA has regressed the way it has. There was better team play, much less isolation, and everybody was playing tough. These clowns…rather have a spotlight on them than win. I’m sure LeBron is tired of it all, star worship in this country is ridiculous. However, much of it he does bring on himself. Good dude, just a product of the times and his own ego too.

  • Feez_22

    ok… whose the wise guy/girl that passed on a routine facebook post as a slam headline?

    The slow says of the basketball offseason sigh…. Football season is coming up though :)

  • Rudy’s Gay

    you know Jordan got tired in 1993 too. go play football LeBron.

  • spit hot fiyah

    man, this thing keeps following me around…

  • Matisse

    You’re delusional if you believe that the game has regressed in the past 20 years. The fact that you complained about, neck tattoos, body armor, and neon shoes, (lmfao) just shows that you are a nostalgic and dislikes change. Its a different world from the one that you grow up in. Get over it.

    Oh, and the majority of the teams back then, mostly ran isolation and post ups.

  • Donnie Wahlberg

    Ugh you my man are the embodiment of the reason why nobody likes old people. You guys hold on to every little thing and act as if things in your day were so much better. The league has progressed significantly which is why the greats of day stood out so much. Have you ever thought that maybe players back then weren’t so great which made the Magics, Birds and MJs of the world seem so amazing. Players will forever progress as the years go on, you wont see me complain about the game’s “integrity” when Im older. Old people make me sick sometimes.

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  • initbruv

    I don’t think the play has regressed, the players just have different personalities. Less trash talk, more pretty boys, more giggling and dancing and all that, more control over behavior by the league. But this is beating a dead horse at this point. This has been discussed over and over.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Old people make me sick sometimes? Damn man that’s harsh lol

  • Russell Jones

    I grew up idolizing MJ and the Bulls. And yes times have changed and the league is a little different now. So what? Basketball is in my blood till I die and Ima ride or die baller unlike some people who live in the past. Yeah the past was great with moments Illnever forget. But so is the present and the future. Im 37 now and still school the younger crowd in pickup games and more than hold my own in the men’s league. Dont sell yourself short jmichael young.

  • BugEyes

    Me to lol mugsy and Alonzo with Kevin mc still doing his thing Nd Larry was there best cheerleader

  • RKJ92

    wrong post.

  • BugEyes

    Contradict much? LBJ holy crap

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  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ” There was better team play, much less isolation, and everybody was playing tough”
    LOL, actually, there was more isolation. and less teamplay. but you keep wishing for basketball where guys “played tough” – because that isn’t totally subjective

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    thank you!

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  • Jay Brodes

    mj said the same thing before his pops died i remember reading back in the day. that said bron cant even take his kids to say disney without shutting the park down. i know everyone is bron never had to take commercial and what not but going to the mall with his kids is an event. i get it..it is life but just kinda wack..forget the fact his kids my get kidnapped!

  • bike

    Well, the shorts didn’t regress. They got longer.

  • ThaWindy

    A little advise….If you see LBJ in public in the near future, just wave.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    “The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance — it is the illusion of knowledge.”

    — Daniel Boorstin

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  • shockexchange

    LeBron doesn’t call himself “The Kang” because he doesn’t want attention. Only one thing this narcisist hasn’t tried – speaking in 3rd person.

  • Jake

    This is coming from a 26 year old that has been embedded in basketball since I was 5, and have enough memory of the new era and old to know what I’m talking about, so don’t call me old……It’s very possible that the level of play has actually decreased, along with the players personalities. How many players in the league right now could you classify as top 50 all time? Maybe 4? Now think of the 90′s. In 1998 you had Allen Iverson, Kobe, Shaq, David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Shawn Kemp, Payton, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Karl Malone, Stockton, Mourning, Ewing, KG, Hakeem, Drexler, Barkley, Jason Kidd, etc. Those are names that are going to stick around for generations. The players in this era aren’t fundamentally sound, they are selfish limelight whores who care about the dollar bills more than their legacy. Everything now is about individual stats that have nothing to do with the outcome of the season. Players want big stat sheets so they can get their next max contract, and they’ll whine if they make less than 20 mil a year. They want to be treated like gods before they win a damn thing and it’s a shame. It’s superteam this and superteam that because the “superstars” don’t have the work ethic to make their teams succeed without being surrounded by all-star talent at every position. Indiana is an exception. Chicago is an exception. But Brooklyn? Miami? NY? Come on… The NBA today is a watered down, better marketed shadow of the league that was here 15 years ago.

  • Slick Ric

    I dont know what yall watching, but the game has definitely regressed. Thats no disrespect to the players today though, it is what it is.

  • Mike From Spain

    Right now we are in the middle of a trend where teams rely more and more on balanced scoring from three point shooters (more 3 pointers at better percentages than ever), and where the distributors (Point Guards) are the strongest position in the league. I would say this means there is more teamplay, not less. Also, there is no illegal defense any longer, which has as consequence that there is a more concerted team effort in defense than in the past, when it would be one on one (at most a double team) or else a T was called.

  • Lil_Stratboy

    If you don’t love yourself, admire yourself more than anybody else will, what should you do?

  • shockexchange

    Is that you Iyanla Vanzant?

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  • LP @ThisisEther

    Then don’t WATCH!!!!!