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  1. June 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm | | Reply

    “James left his coaches and teammates to pick up the pieces and face the horde of media members by themselves.”

    Completely agree with you that James leaving the arena shows vast immaturity. I can understand why he didn’t want to shake hands with the other team and didn’t want to talk to the media, but what he has to understand is that no one on the Cavs team wanted to talk to the media after their loss.

    He ditched his teammates and placed himself on a pedestal above them by subjecting the rest of his team to the media while he got to go pout in private.

    Lebron, you get paid millions upon millions of dollars not just to play basketball, but to be a representative of the NBA to kids, fans and the media. Suck it up next time and face the music.

  2. June 2, 2009 at 11:11 am | | Reply

    I agree with Eddie and Adam that Lebron should have sucked it up, shook hands and gave his post game interview. Like you said Eddie, it’s NBA tradition to shake hands with the opposing team after a playoff game. This isn’t the MLB where you high five and give pats on the bum to your own team after a win. Even in baseball after a loss when they don’t congratulate the other team they stick around and talk to the media.

    Lebron has some growing up to do if he plans on being the face of the NBA like Mike was.

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