LeBron James and the Five Books of the Cowardly King

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LeBron James and the Five Books of the Cowardly King

On Friday, with a new fan base basking in what was coined "The Decision.” LeBron James stood front stage for Miami Heat fans and the basket ball world. With his arms spread, head held high and finally with peace of mind.

The image was strikingly eerie in the way it resembled a painting of the Biblical savior [Jesus Christ] being crucified, before all those that either loved or hated him. Shame on James, he even had the nerve to sport his signature headband as a crucifix of sorts?

No, not shame on his part, but definitely on anyone thinking so. Anyone willing to put this much faith in an athlete…if only this breed of basketball fan could pay as much attention to all its homeless brothers and sisters.

I guess we all realized how mixed up we fans have our priorities. But back to basketball, I don't want to steer you away, not before you learn an important lesson on basketball, as well as life.

On Thursday night, before a live televised prime time audience. LeBron James announced his decision to leave his home state, and its basketball organization.

His persecution could now begin.

He had done the unbelievable, and in doing so, he displayed the ultimate sacrifice of self, in regards to sports of course. The sacrifice of ego, not everyone can turn away from self.

The manner of which the decision was announced was like none ever before. But isn't that the reason so many came to idolize LeBron James? For doing what he's always done, the unthinkable, the unbelievable? James somehow went from basketball god, to basketball monster.

As a nation of fans, we sure can be extremely hypocritical when it's convenient. We sure can be pretty idiotic with our logic and reason. 

We sure can be every bit the LeBron James.

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