You know, it would be the best thing to happen to the NBA, the media, and Nike or companies like it, to have this lebron james thing fail. You just simply cannot have an 18 yr old kid get the biggest shoe contract in history of its kind, even beating out MJ, before he even steps foot on an NBA floor. didnt work for a damn dime of it. just handed to him. 90 million dollars. set for life. he will never have the motivation to play at his fullest potentail as it will become just a side game, not a business. to all NBA players this side of Shaq, the nba is their job, way of life, motivated paycheck to paycheck. only part of it is a game. to lebron, this will all be a game. 90 million over 7 years coming from a shoe company that hasnt even seen you play professional? its so irresponsible and degrading to the NBA it makes me sick. the money coming in from the NBA will be nothing but pocket change. how can he possibly take the nba seriously now? he has no idea what he has gotten himself into. Nike has no idea what they are doing. not a damn person in nike who helped shell out that contract understands the business and way of basketball or they would have waited at the minimun least 1 year before jumping into this deal. i never put any of this blame on lebron other than excepting the deal. thats what he did wrong but he only did what any body else in the world especialy any 18 yr old. i blame the NBA execs, the media, and nike. screw them all. its as if Kobe is the only professional person in the league. they all need to take lessons from him and do as he does.
Quoting Shaq on one of his spontainious freestyles durring practices:
"I stay paid niggaaa, I live laid niggaaa, I've been rappen ever since the third grade niggaaa".