Well, the LeBron James show is mercifully over, and the former Cleveland superstar is taking his narcissistic act down to South Beach, to join fellow divas Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. The state of Ohio is reacting like a jilted wife, coming just short of vowing to take revenge. I don’t think “King James” is worth the bother.
James has gone overnight from NBA hero to villain. I wonder what that will do to his endorsement deals? I expect the fans outside of Cleveland will largely forget if he finally reaches his potential and wins a championship.
But it may be harder than he thinks. Last I heard, they still play with only one basketball, even in Miami. For fans of the Heat, perhaps Mr. Spock’s advice will apply: The wanting is often better than the having.
One thing is for sure: “King James” finally found a way to insert an “I” in “team.”
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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