LeBron James GM3 postgame interview “Honestly, I just have to play better” + Online Reaction
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“Honestly, I just have to play better.” – LeBron James after GM3
With attention starving Dennis Rodman saying LeBron would be average in the 80s/90s and LeBron appearing on the cover of NBA2k14 and countless new commercials, I’ve had to defend LeBron a lot in the past week from “haters.” Yes I said “haters” and “hater” has to be the most annoying, overused and misused, non-acronym on the web. If you disagree or dislike something, you are automatically labeled as a hater nowadays and I can honestly say in over 20 years of watching basketball, I have never seen a player “hated on” as much as LeBron James. I’ll be the first to admit he does and say things here and there that invites some of the hate and being as talented and globally popular as he is makes him an easy target but the microscope that LeBron is under and how people negatively react to everything he does is just ridiculous.
So after GM3 of the NBA Finals where we saw the Spurs blow out the Heat 113-77 and James make only 7 of 21 shots and finish with less than 20 points for his 3rd straight game, I knew the meme creators and “haters” would be on top of their game. Now, there’s nothing wrong with a funny meme, video and/or pointing out the facts and discussing his struggles but some of the irrational Rodman worthy comments I’m hearing deserves every annoying acronym combined.
With all that said. LeBron’s performance in GM3 and a few of the following memes deserves a “SMH.”