Dear Jason Keidel,
I welcome and encourage comments and different opinions.
I knew it. I knew it all along. Lebron James and Dwayne Wade are fed up with the media and frankly they have every right to be. The media overhypes this team and they overhype James and then they slam him so hard its not even funny anymore. Frankly, it’s repulsive and disgusting and I’m so tired of it. Its amazing how the majority of people don’t believe Wade when he says that the recent coughing show he and Lebron put on for the cameras was in no way meant to disrespect Dirk. What do Wade and James have to gain from disrespecting Dirk Nowitski? The Mavericks defeated them two straight game in the fourth quarter. Lebron has completely underperformed while Dirk played lights out even while fighting a fever. HELLLLLOOO. Dirk totally owns them while battling a fever and then people draw the conclusion that their little coughing fit was to make fun of Dirk’s illness????If anything Dirk should be making making fun of them.
Wake up and smell the roses people. Who do Wade and even more so James hate more than anyone else in the world right now?ITS THE MEDIA. They hate this national media that has been on their case from day 1 and will never shut up about every little thing they say, every little thing they do, still won’t shut up about The Decision, having this whole stupid debate about Lebron and Michael Jordan for no good reason, putting Lebron on a pedestal and then slamming him down every chance they get just because its the popular thing to do. The negative media attention of Lebron James is on par with that of Anthony Weiner and you tell me do both those guys deserve the same amount of negative press?
Wade and Lebron staged this little act because its a subtle and clever way to demonstrate just how much of an absurd magnifying glass the media has on the two of them, particularly James. Its a way of saying “Screw you media” without actually saying it. But people have so much hatred and vitriol for James and the Heat, that they are quick to dismiss this act as a disrespect towards Dirk Nowitski.
And the media did just that. They blew it up like a hot air balloon and now everyone hates James and Wade and the Heat even more.
Lebron James comments reveal even more “I’m not feeding into that, If you guys want to feed into everything that not only myself or D-Wade or the Miami Heat do, I think that’s a non-issue. There’s bigger issues in this series than that.”
Lebron James despises the media right now and for good reason. Im completely convinced they’re in his head and its affected his play and he hates them for that. I’m not saying its an excuse buts let’s be honest he’s only been the most scrutinized sports superstar ever in the history of professional sports and that takes its toll. Michael Jordan did not play in the age of mass media and tweeting and he also didn’t have the media overhype that Lebron James has had. There’s so much more pressure on Lebron James than there was on Michael Jordan and thats not Lebron’s fault. Its the media’s fault.
I will leave you with this. Who’s winning this series? Who deserves some credit? THE MAVERICKS. DIRK. There’s so much negative press on James and Wade that the team that actually won games 4 and 5 isn’t getting the credit they deserve from the media or the fans. Lebron said it himself referring to the coughing act, “There’s bigger issues in this series than that.”
Apparently the media didn’t get the memo or they choose to ignore it.