rearadmiral wrote:He's gonna get shit until he wins. Just like A-Rod.
I think your right and its totally unfair because the comparison besides both being considered "best player in their games" for a time period is not valid...
Arod started getting hated when he left seattle for texas and that record contract.. He put up huge numbers for a LAST PLACE
team.. this started the reputation he did not care or could not be a winner.. he goes to a stacked yankee team and they suffer the biggest collapse in baseball history in 04.. Arod has playoff years of batting in the 100s and even below 100 between 04 -08 . Thats the equivalent of lebron shooting below 30% or averaging single digit points..
Lebron while not winning a title in Cleveland won in the playoffs making an nba finals and finishing with best record in league with very little talent behind him, not finishing in last place like Arod. Since he started really getting hated after joining Miami he has taken his team to the NBA finals BOTH years while Arod could not sniff a WS till 09 after Boston collapse. While Arod struggled throughout playoffs in 05-08, Lebron has had great series and come up clutch against Boston 2 years in the playoffs and the Chicago series last year. Besides Arod took steroids which makes him a fraud
and ends any comparison to Lebron right there.. B Luc and Tballer may be only people on here who agreee with this last point but part of the Lebron hate to me comes from the fact he was a young black man who took control of the system. There are still many who feels these athletes should just cash their big checks and do what their told. Fact is in real world Dan Gilbert cavs owner who profited multi millions off subprime loans (trust me in real estate we used to dread hearing a client was going with quicken loans) is a much bigger creep then lebron. When you really look at the performance and deeds of Lebron and Arod there is no comparison.
Lebron lecacy situation is more closely tied to Peyton Manning minus the decision.. Manning won games, put up huge numbers, but could not get over final hump (patriots) .