Game 4 was an entertaining affair, and unsurprisingly to THIS guy, late in the game with Cleveland’s season hanging in the balance…tempers started to flair. It wasn’t a shock to see Draymond Green in the middle of it all, as he is a self-appointed instigator and thrives in that role. But it might have surprised some that his counterpart last night was none other than King James. After they got tangled and LeBron tossed Draymond to the floor, and then proceeded to step over him like a bum on the streets, Green called LeBron a “BITCH”. And I’m here to stand up and support Draymond Green, because he was right on the money.
I’m never going to question LeBron’s basketball abilities and talent. He’s a freak athlete at his size and will inevitably go down as one of the best to play the game – not a GOAT in my opinion, but he’s at least in the conversation. So that’s NOT what this post is about. It’s what has always bothered me about LeBron James from the beginning…his overall demeanor on and off the court. Last night was no different.
At his core I think a big part of my problem with LeBron relates to the systemic corruption that exists in the NBA. They’re so supportive of their NBA royalty – their golden children – and it’s created an environment where their superstars have become so damn entitled. And LeBron is at the top of that list. He has always been an entitled little prince – ever since he was a high school star in Akron and everyone anointed him the next MJ. He’s grown up in a world where he could do no wrong and everyone around him kissed his ass so much that he can’t sit down. So it’s not entirely his fault that he’s become such a dickhead, but there’s no going back now – he’s definitely entrenched in that role.
Last night was a perfect example…frustrated that his team was on the verge of going down 3-1 to the Dubs, he took it out on Draymond Green and threw him to the floor like a rag doll. Any why not? He’s LeBron James…he can do whatever the hell he wants on a basketball court because none of the zebras are going to stop him. LeBron consistently gets away with absolutely mauling people on the defensive end and goes to the basket like he’s an NFL running back looking for contact. Yet he is never in foul trouble because every referee is terrified of blowing the whistle and upsetting the diva. I mean, c’mon…anyone else in the league would have been called for a foul here…
So when Draymond stood up for himself and got in LeBrons face, he lost his shit because everyone is supposed to bow down at the feet of the King. ‘How dare he speak back to me?’ LeBron must have thought. Except that he’s really King Joffrey from GoT and secretly everyone wants to poison his spoiled little bitch ass. I bet some of his own teammates were secretly on Green’s side. I know Kevin Love would never say it in public, but internally I’d bet money he was thinking “yeah, fuck you Bron – you are a little bitch”.
So bravo Draymond Green. You go ahead and call LeBron a BITCH every time down the court in game 5 (assuming Green doesn’t get suspended – which BTW is total and utter bullshit)…because you’ve clearly struck a nerve and have some prime real estate in LeBron’s head.
But I guess all that really matters is that the Dubs are one game away from repeating as NBA champs and sending Bron Bron home after yet another season of letting down everyone in the state of Ohio. Maybe everyone in Cleveland still loves you LeBron, but for all of us in the real world Draymond Green told you how we really feel about you last night. I’m currently working with my two-week-old daughter to make sure that her first words are: “LeBron is a bitch”.