LeBron James and the Lake Show are not playing basketball right now. While their NBA Playoffs dreams were dashed in the first round, Shaquille O’Neal was paying close attention. He also sees how LeBron is handling the situation.
James has a reputation of being the biggest whiner in the NBA. That is a moniker he earned after NBA heads and other officials were surveyed.
While speaking with CNBC, Shaq opened up about LeBron James’ current game and how much complaining he does. Shaq doesn’t complain or make excuses, but that isn’t the way some people decide to conduct themselves.
“When you’re living in a world where 40 million people have been laid off and I’m making $200 million, you won’t get no complaining from me. I’d play back to back to back to back to back.”
“I’m not knocking what anybody said, but me personally, I don’t complain and make excuses, because real people are working their tail off and all we gotta do is train two hours a day and then play a game for two hours at night and make a lot of money. … So my thought process is a little different.”
The Lake Show will have to come back next reason with a renewed focus if they expect to make it further than the first round of next year’s Playoffs. King James has little patience, but there are also people calling for him to take a possible pay cut so the team can afford to bring in a third star to help support things.
Magic Johnson made it very clear that James has about one season left as “the man” until Kevin Durant takes that role. The NBA is filling with younger stars and LeBron James’ energy would certainly be better served if he didn’t complain so much.
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