LeBron James Needs To Set His Ego Aside
Last night, the Milwaukee Bucks players joined the rest of the NBA in discussing what to do with the season moving forward. 10 of the 12 teams remaining voted to keep playing the season while the Clippers and Lakers voted no. The vote for ‘no’ was more of a gut check. LeBron James walked out of the meeting before it finished. Later, it was reported that some players were ‘blindsided’ by what the Bucks did and wish they had known. It is pretty clear that LeBron is upset he wasn’t the one to do this, rather, members of the Bucks team including Giannis Antetokounmpo. This is not what the NBA players are trying to do here, LeBron. This is about making change, not building your social stature.
Sources: There was some frustration in meeting toward Bucks blindsiding on walk-out plan. Bucks’ George Hill admitted he first sparked conversation pregame to boycott contest, teammates supported.
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It almost seems like LeBron is trying to tell the players that he is the one who makes all the decisions when that simply isn’t true. Who knows, maybe LeBron had planned to do this in their game later on Wednesday versus Portland. And the Bucks ‘beat’ him to it. But this is not a competition. This is not a dick-measuring contest of who can boycott first. It is about making sure that things head in the right direction. And also, a team from Wisconsin, where the Jacob Blake incident happened, should be the ones that are starting this discussion.
Trust me when I say Bucks would not have cared if LeBron was the first one to do this. By voting ‘no’, all eyes are on him again and we’ll do a day of content about how LeBron doesn’t want to play the rest of the season only to have him change his mind by Friday. The LeBron Media Network, also known as LBMN, will go out in full force and make people understand that James wanted to do something similar. You can book all of this.
If LeBron admits today, he was wrong, that would be a step in the right direction.