I mean, I've posted those quotes from Legends before. MJ, Magic, Barkley, Bird, etc. None of them respected Lebron and said in their days, they would beat each other, not team up. Feel free to dig up my old threads. They disrespect Lebron. Especially MJ. Dude has come out time after time giving Kobe props while ignoring Lebron.
Now, even his peers?
Having been the best player in the league for a few years.. yet nobody wants him to take the last shot? Probably not even his teammates, as they are thinking Ray Allen.
So what gives? Is it his flopping? Will his collusion forever follow him, and he'll always be known as the guy that took the easy path and gets no respect? I've honestly never seen the best guy in the NBA get disrespected so much before. People feared and respected MJ, Shaq, Kobe, Kareem, Magic, etc. It seems like no one takes lebron seriously these days.
Asked which player they wanted to take the last shot with the clock winding down and a game on the line, 88 percent of the players picked Jordan, with Bryant getting the other 12 percent.
The question cuts to the heart of something that's irked James in recent years. He's fought a perception that he is not a clutch player, especially in the wake of poor showings in his first two appearances in the NBA Finals.
Still, it seems that despite winning the past two Finals MVP Awards, James has a way to go to earn respect among some peers.
"I'd want the ball in LeBron's hands at the end of the game, but I'd want him to pass to Kobe or Jordan for the last shot," an Eastern Conference guard told ESPN the Magazine. "And don't forget, LeBron is not a great free throw shooter, either."