LeBron James really, really ‘pissed off’ over finishing second for MVP — again

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NBA star LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is facing accusations that he’s an “entitled, oblivious & narcissistic” brat over the “juvenile” anger he displayed after not being chosen as the first-place NBA MVP of the 2019-2020 season.

Instead, he wound up with the second-place spot.

Speaking with reporters Friday after Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was announced as this season’s MVP, James seethed with anger as he spoke of how “pissed” he felt over receiving so few votes from the judging panel.

“Pissed me off. That’s my true answer. It pissed me off, because out of 101 votes, I got 16 first-place votes. That’s what pissed me off more than anything. You know, not saying that the winner wasn’t deserving of the MVP. But that pissed me off. And I finished second a lot in my career, either from a championship, and now four times as an MVP,” he complained.

“I never came into this league saying, ‘Let me be an MVP or be a champion.’ I’ve always said I just wanna get better and better every single day, and those things take care of themselves. There’s some things that are out of my hands, some things you just can’t control. But, it pissed me off.”

Yet for someone who “never came into” the league seeking to be MVP, he seemed unusually upset over being relegated to second place …


The MVP is reportedly chosen by a global panel of 100 media figures and one fan. Continuing his rant, James complained about them as well.

“The voting scale [they use] is a little weird to me sometimes. I mean, if you take 2012 — if you just stick with me here — 2012, 2013, I had a chance to be Defensive Player of the Year and also MVP on the same season. And that year Marc Gasol was rewarded as Defensive Player of the Year,” he said.

“But he made second-team All-Defense. So that doesn’t make sense. That’s like being the MVP of the league, but you make second team all NBA. That’s when I really started to look at things differently. Like, how does that make any sense?”

James then accused the judging panel of not even watching any NBA games.

“It’s a weird thing sometimes. I don’t know how much we are really watching the game of basketball, or are we just in the narration mode — the narrative.”

The NBA star certainly knows all about false narratives


James later posted tweets about his second-place relegation.


While the NBA star certainly has a plethora of fans who share this sentiment, he also has a number of detractors who find his attitude repulsive.

To them, it’s as if he thinks he’s “entitled” to the MVP spot:

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of additional tweets just like this.

The fact is James has a history of overestimating his skills and intelligence, as well as insulting those whom he erroneously believes are beneath him.

In 2017 he issued a statement disparaging President Donald Trump’s supporters as uneducated. Yet his statement was dripping with proof of his own lack of education.


The good news is that at least the NBA star was unable to trot out the race card this time, given as this year’s MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is a black man just like him.

Otherwise, knowing James, he would have said something about race too.


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