n*gga please. micheal jordan is ten times more arrogant than fu*kin lebron james. any and everyone knows that sh*t. and so the fu*k what he thinks highly of himself? i swear its everyone else thats insecure because they find every reason to tear that man down. if you are offended by someone elses confidence and they are doing you no harm, then its a reflection on your low confidence, not that other person. it may be annoying, sure, but all the hate is unwarrented.
and again, why is this "said player" mentioning jordan? this n*ggas was a flawed an individual as you can possibly be. that competitiveness is/was jordan's downfall, the NBA just hides that sh*t. jordan is miserable as fu*k he cant play anymore, evidenced by his fu*kED UP hall of fame speech. and his insistence that no one is/can be better than him. fu*k that guy.
These cats have to have egos the size of mountains in order to stay on that level. Without confidence in yourself and your talent in the league means certain death for your career.
LeBron is just an easy target but most of these NBA greats have this same sense of pride and self-centeredness. We as fans create the expectations and they the players adapt to fulfill them by hardening themselves psychologically so that they don't breakdown when faced with all of the scrutiny and criticism they get on a daily basis.
LeBron has been in a fishbowl since he was in the 9th grade. I applaud him for not cracking under the pressure the way most want him to crack.