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Old 06-09-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

LeBron is constantly responding to social media scrutiny with great on court performances...something MJ never had to deal with
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

True. Doubt MJ could handle it. He seems like a hot head who'd do something out of line.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

He deserves credit for being a professional? Bron bois
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

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He deserves credit for being a professional?


lets not pretend he gets criticized just like "every other athlete"


dude gets criticized for what he eats for breakfast
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:19 PM   #5
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

MJ apparently was called a chucker in the mid 80's and people thought he was like a Westbrook/Iverson type of player who didn't make his teammates better.

So he had that to overcome.

But that wasn't anything like what Lebron faces.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

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dude gets criticized for what he eats for breakfast
I wanna see this. Post the article.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:20 PM   #7
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

It s very hard to keep that level of play with that huge scrutiny. Look what happened to Paul George.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #8
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It s very hard to keep that level of play with that huge scrutiny. Look what happened to Paul George.
^^lmao poor dude
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #9
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I wanna see this. Post the article.


figuretively speaking
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:53 PM   #10
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

The way Jordan's game reacted to criticism and challenges, if there was social media back then, then it would be a source of constant fire. I can only imagine.

It's the main thing that makes him the GOAT to me, that intense focused to shut people up.

Which is also something that I'm seeing a bit in Lebron, though he's had bad situations like the 2011 Finals. That's in the past though.

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True. Doubt MJ could handle it. He seems like a hot head who'd do something out of line.

Jordan was not a hot head. A hot head was someone like Rasheed Wallace. Someone who lets their emotions get the better of him. When Jordan got angered, it just fed an intense focus in the game. An aggressive awareness, with his game being in complete control.

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Old 06-09-2014, 03:01 PM   #11
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

He's one of the great "back against the wall" players of all time. The other side of the coin is that he seems to put himself in those "back against the wall" situations just a bit too often.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:28 PM   #12
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Definitely tougher mentally than many athletes.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:29 PM   #13
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It's crazy, I mean, we all know hell will come down if Lebron doesn't win the championship every year. He could win 4 straight and lose a game 7 in the finals the 5th time and people would murder him. How does one play having that on your shoulder?
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #14
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Default Re: LeBron deserves a lot of credit for handling scrutiny as well as he does

Jordan would crumble in this era. You can't be a degenerate gambler knocking groupies up left and right and get a free pass like Jordan did in his era. Dude would have a Paul George/Dwight Howard scandal every other week.
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It's crazy, I mean, we all know hell will come down if Lebron doesn't win the championship every year. He could win 4 straight and lose a game 7 in the finals the 5th time and people would murder him. How does one play having that on your shoulder?
James has virtually been EXPECTED to win every year since 2009. Ridiculous.



It'll be some kind of day next season when LeBron doesn't win. People will have a field day and throw the entire 3-peat out of the window.
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