Tuesday, July 13, 2010

LeBron Shames

I have been a LeBron James fan since he first entered the NBA immediately from high school. I have thought that he has done a wonderful job of handling himself, especially considering his young age and the incredible pressure and scrutiny that is placed upon him. I have especially been impressed with the humility that LeBron has shown. However, his image has been tarnished in my eyes.

As many of you have heard, LeBron made the decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the Miami Heat in a much publicized hour long special broadcast on ESPN. A few days ago, the Miami Heat held a welcome party for James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade which was, to me, way over the top.

When LeBron was asked about the number of NBA championships his new team would win, he answered (as seen in the above video) that they would win, "Not six. Not seven..." These comments in the video are very disappointing to me (as is the way this entire thing has been handled). The tag of "humble" does not seem to fit him anymore, at least not in the past week. It's a shame.

The book of James (interesting that this appears in this book, huh?) has this to say about predictions like the one LeBron made:

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. (James 4:13-16)

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