We get it. LeBron James is probably bored after missing the playoffs for only the fourth time in his 19 years in the league. But can he please stop tweeting and make the playoffs about himself?
LeBron James missing the playoffs
The L.A. Lakers were a disaster this season. Many fans were hyped with their summer additions, but it turned out it was a bad fit. Chemistry problems were evident on the floor. Plus, the injuries didn’t help either. James dished out MVP numbers, and the fans, including himself, are probably frustrated for not getting a chance to make the postseason, given his performance.
What does the L.A. Lakers superstar do in his downtime? Apparently, he still watches a lot of NBA playoffs. James loves to post his unsolicited opinions like everyone who thinks they have something worthy or brilliant to say. But LeBron is no ordinary individual, and his tweets hold weight compared to others.
Why James should stop tweeting
The first time James missed the playoffs as a Laker, he tweeted his game reactions that inevitably received some headlines and coverage, which took some attention away from the games. He also mentioned having a Q&A.
This year, he has already made some interesting tweets at the start of the playoffs.
While it’s his choice and freedom to tweet anytime, playoffs or not, fans can’t help but wonder if this is The King’s (not so) subtle way to stay relevant. James had been in the playoffs more than several teams have, so it might be time to give these guys the highlight and attention they deserve. Inserting himself in the picture by commenting on game analysis and reactions will always get some coverage because he is LeBron James.
What about Kawhi Leonard, another superstar we haven’t heard of this year because he has no social media? If LeBron thinks winning a title when he's not in the playoffs adds an asterisk to that title, that narrative should change. The road to the championship is a mix of luck, hard work, and belief. A team winning a ring without facing James is a legit achievement.
Now that LeBron is spending the time away from the limelight, he should refrain from taking the spotlight away from the competing teams and players.