LeBron James is rumored to visit with the Boston Celtics during his free agency. I will come right out and say it... I don't want this guy on this team, whatsoever. Though there are some ring-chasing fans out there, I believe most Boston fans side with me on this. Keep LeBron out of Boston.
Let me first just say that you cannot have it both ways. You can't run your mouth on guys like LeBron James for building a super team, or Kevin Durant for joining a super team, and then sit back and say that you want LeBron on the Celtics because it'd win them a ring. You are either against that modern day aspect of the NBA or for it.
But that is a post for another time...
Right now, I am talking about the reason I absolutely don't want LeBron to be sporting green next season.
I honestly don't mind LeBron as a basketball player. I know most Boston fans hate his guts, but I don't. However, I do start to mind the all about me attitude with him everywhere he goes. I do mind when he gets breathed on and has to check his head (12 times) for blood. I do mind when LeBron James acts like he is injured and rolling around on the floor for 10 minutes, but then gets up and does like a 720-degree dunk off the backboard and through the legs upside down... I don't like what LeBron brings with him beyond basketball.
You'd be an idiot to not want him on your team if it was just a great player meets great team situation, but that is not the case. LeBron James carries baggage with him that, again, goes beyond his tremendous play.
As a Celtics fans, I want to see the CELTICS win championships. If "The King" were to be on the team, it'd be all about him. The TEAM would not get the credit. Only LeBron would...
This Celtics roster does not need LeBron to win a ring in the near future. Sure, it may expedite the process, but pieces would have to be moved around to even consider bringing him on board and we'd most likely lose some of the guys we now know and love. Ask yourself, as a Celtics fan who would you rather see holding up an NBA Finals trophy, Al Horford or LeBron James? This team can do it, they don't need LeBron...
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