There was a time when Kobe Bryant was the most hated player in the NBA.
It seemed that no matter what new feats he would accomplish, someone always had something negative to say. Now that Kobe is back on the winning column, it seems that critics are backing off of Kobe, for now, and turning their attention to Lebron James.
The highly altered and self-proclaimed “King” has been taking some serious heat after making a statement on his twitter page saying, “Don’t think for one min that I haven’t been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!”
One of Lebron James’ biggest supporters, Charles Barkley, has become one of his biggest critics after the twitter post and the infamous one-hour special presentation of “The Decision.” Sir Charles described Lebron’s summer antics as “punk moves” In a recent interview with ESPN radio Dallas, Barkley said, “I want him to make sure that he puts my name on that (list). I thought that his little one-hour special was a punk move. He knows where I’ll be. I don’t run. I’m on TV every week, I’m easy to find.”
As a result of his decisions, over the summer, it looks like Lebron James is a marked man. The whole world seems to be on the look out for his next move and with statements like that he’s only adding more pressure than what he already has.
If there’s anyone that can back up his talk, however, it’s probably Lebron James. He will show us soon enough.