It’s no mystery why LeBron James attended Sunday’s Super Bowl. He tried to make it all about his three favorite people: me, myself and I. When the stadium jumbotron focused on James, he seized the moment to gain attention. Fans had another agenda: to boo the living daylights out of him.
Who can blame them? Bron Bron is one of the biggest self-promoters going, and his act is really old and annoying.
“King” James, who last week broke the NBA career scoring record, attempted to coronate himself by placing an imaginary crown on his over-sized head, while the Jumbotron focused on him. Fans in attendance loudly booed the narcissist. James had at least one friend present for the Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., -- Rihanna, who provided the halftime entertainment.
Akron Beacon Journal sportswriter Bryan Kalbrosky speculated that James’ detractors were local fans of the Phoenix Suns and Eagles’ fans.
Akron is James’ hometown, and Kalbrosky might never have eaten lunch in that Ohio City again if he had dissed the “King.” The writer stated:
“The superstar seemed unfazed by the reaction, however, and responded by putting on an invisible crown as a nod to his ‘King James’ nickname.
“This was a fun way for LeBron to proclaim his royalty in front of the tens of thousands of fans who attended the big game.”
Royalty? Just bow your head a little lower in reverence to the “King” next time, Kalbrosky!
Back to James. He also has an inflated view of his opinions on practically everything. He tweeted a protest of the Super Bowl officials’ defensive holding penalty on the Eagles during the Chiefs’ game-winning drive.:
“His hand on his back had no effect on his route! This game was too damn good for that call to dictate the outcome at the end. Damn! By the way I have no horse in the race. Just my professional opinion.”
A key figure in that play completely disagrees with know-it-all LeBron James. It’s James Bradberry, the Eagles’ safety who was flagged for holding Chiefs’ receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on a crucial third-down play in the game’s final moments. The automatic first down enabled Kansas City to use up almost all of the game’s remaining time and then kick the winning field goal.
“It was a holding,” Bradberry admitted. “I tugged his jersey. I was hoping they would let it slide.”
Nonetheless, James knew better than Bradberry and the NFL officials who called the penalty.
The grandstanding James can’t comprehend it, but the world does not hinge on his opinions and his endless, desperate attempts to gain attention.
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