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Question: Criticism of Lebron James Justified or Unfounded?

The polarizing superstar has undergone scrutiny from all angles after losing NBA Finals Sunday.

Since leaving his hometown of Cleveland and joining up with two other stars on the Miami Heat, the criticism of Lebron James has increased, reaching an all-time high after he underperformed in the NBA Finals as his team fell to the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night.

James is often compared to Michael Jordan, fair or unfair as that may be, but as the "superstar" of the NBA does he deserve the negative treatment? Many say James is a disappointment because he has never won a championship, but he is still just 26 years old, and Jordan didn't win his first until he was 28.

So to our basketball fans in Miller Place-Rocky Point, Patch wants to know, is the criticism of James justified or unfounded? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Harry Schwarz June 18, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Yes. Like any other pro sports figue LBJ deserves blame, just as does Wade and Bosh. But the criticism should be reserved to their play as athletes not as people. iIm reading alot about how much some fans "hate" LeBron. Calling him all kinds of derisive names. If you want to go to a game and boo a team and/or an athlete, go ahead. That's what sporting events are anyway. A method to get some of you angst and hostility out. But don't take it to a personal level. He's just a human being, with many of the same issues as any other human being. Stop living your life to hate someone.

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