If you read my articles, you will be able to tell that I am a huge LeBron James fan. I believe, after the last NBA playoffs, that he is on top of the basketball Mount Rushmore and is the greatest player of all time. But at the same time, that is a personal opinion. Others do not believe so because of the “blemishes” placed on his career. With finals loses and playoff break downs, people believe that he will never be better than Michael Jordan. Me being the LeBron fan that I am, I am also able to point out his major flaws. While I disagree with others’ opinions about his career, there is a major aspect of James’ career that I absolutely despise.
The NBA is headed in a terrible direction, and I blame LeBron James. The idea of leaving your team and forming a super team has been a trend in the NBA. In 2011, LeBron James made the announcement on his ESPN “The Decision” that he was leaving Cleveland and joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. With the most recent free agent signing being Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors, I completely blame LeBron James for having players believe that forming super teams are great for the league. In actuality, it hurts the NBA to no extent. Even though the move was slightly justified because of the terrible organization that the Cleveland Cavaliers once were, James paved the way for other superstars to leave and form super teams. Recently, it was announced that there was a trade offer between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers to send Carmelo Anthony to play alongside with LeBron and the reigning NBA champions. It frustrates me as a LeBron fan to have to accept that he caused the league to be where it is now. However, I still support him as the G.O.A.T.