Another reason to hate LeBron and love Kobe
Ken Berger at CBSSportsline.com documents how LeBron got at least one fake job ("player liaison") for people in his "entourage," and the Miami Heat may follow what the Cavs did. And did you hear about how LeBron got to change the Cavs travel schedule according to his needs?
So much of this is outrageous; I think what bothers me is the nepotism, the sense of entitlement, and the "get mine" attitude. It's clear that LeBron is a superstar, but as with his odious one-hour special on the worldwide source for sports hype (ESPN), his vision for himself is larger than what we have imagined.
I hope he struggles his entire career and never wins a championship. I hope less "superstar" players with more respect for the game beat him. You heard it here.
Did Michael Jordan have an "entourage" of lackeys, or did he have actual business advisors? Did Ty Cobb and Pete Rose pay their friends to hang out with them (if they had friends)? Did Barry Bonds have an entourage? Tiger Woods? Kobe Bryant certainly wouldn't pay his friends to hang out with him; they'd probably cause him to lower his standards. For someone talking about wanting to be a billionaire, LeBron sure doesn't understand the great maxim, "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."