King LeBron? More Like Baby
“It’s hard for me to congratulate somebody after you just lose to them,” he said. “I’m a winner. It’s not being a poor sport or anything like that. If somebody beats you up, you’re not going to congratulate them. That doesn’t make sense to me. I’m a competitor. That’s what I do. It doesn’t make sense for me to go over and shake somebody’s hand.” — LeBron James
Not congratulating someone after they beat you is the epitomy of poor sportsmanship. It’s rude and disrespectful. Then LeBron says if “someone beats you up, you’re not going to congratulate them.” Apparently LeBron has never watched MMA. These guys go toe-to-toe and at the end they embrace, encourage each other and almost always show respect to their opponent. Question for LeBron: why wouldn’t you congratulate them?
He says it “doesn’t make sense for me to go over and shake somebody’s hand.” Really? It has nothing to do with being a competitor. It has everything to do with being gracious and appreciative of the efforts of your opponents, who just beat you fair and square.
The only truth in all of this is that LeBron acted like a big baby. And while he certainly can be forgiven of that, he needs to apologize first. Otherwise he just looks mean-spirited and out of touch. I hope he comes around to seeing that.