Forbes Blog has an interesting read on how the sports media, and ESPN in particular, set up LeBron James and knocked him down like a human bowling pin.
“Yes, we can say James brought the criticism on himself for making such bold predictions. After the last game, LeBron was contrite and admitted that not winning the championship was a personal failure. At 27 years old he got too giddy . . .”
“The haters and nay-saying ESPN commentators do not have youth as an excuse. LeBron’s mistakes were intentionally blown out of proportion. Others have guaranteed wins and championships – just without the ESPN hype. Mav players Jason Terry and DeShawn Stevenson displayed far more showboating, trash talking, strutting, braggadocio and arrogance on and off the court than James and Wade combined, but the media saw it and ignored it without chastisement.”