LeBron James And The Most Hateable Instagram Post Of 2016

Social Media brings out the worst in absolutely everyone, especially celebrities.

Kim Kardashian West, or whatever, recently posted a nude photo to her Twiter (with black bars) because she doesn’t get enough attention as it is. That led to Bette Midler throwing MAJOR shade.

But, I digress. We’re here to throw some shade at LeBron James for his unbelievably ridiculous and egotistical Instagram post.

Something is really wrong with me! And I love that it is. #StriveForGreatness #ImCrazyForIt

A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

If you slammed your laptop closed in pure rage or threw your phone at the wall then we apologize… kind of… not really.

We get it, Bron Bron. You’re really good at basketball and strive for greatness. Yeah, you got that point across when you started calling yourself King James before even winning a ring. And not for anything, but Jordan didn’t have to call up his buddies, announce his ‘decision’ and assemble a super team to win his rings… it kinda just happened that way. You know, the whole Pippen and Rodman and Kerr etc thing.

Anyway, this post is particularly hateable for the sole reason that he’s bragging about doing his job. He’s bragging about working out on his day off, which is supposed to mean something just because he’s won a few rings or something? Maybe he just feeds off the hate that he knows he’s gonna get when he posts shit like this. Maybe he’s insecure about something (unlikely) or maybe he’s just an absolute knob.

I get that there’s a certain amount of ego involved with greatness, and he is a great player… but there’s a way to brag without making yourself out to be a complete and total douche. I’m not saying don’t brag, and I’m not saying don’t enjoy your time in the sun… and I’m definitely not saying that everyone should like you… but dude…

If you scroll through the comments you’ll read some real hate. My favorite just happens to be this one.

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Anyway, enough is enough.

I’ll end this with a quote from Mario Balotelli that just about sums up how I feel about LeBron’s post.

“When I score, I don’t celebrate because it’s my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?”

*Mic drop*

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