That having been said, "loyal" isn't exactly the word that comes to mind when you think about LeBron.
Still, that didn't stop him from chiming in with his undesired two cents on the situation surrounding a few of his fellow NBA superstars who changed uniforms this offseason. James took some thinly veiled shots at former Celtics stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, both of whom will be suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets this season.
When I first saw this, I had only one reaction.
Is LeBron James really going to question the loyalty of ANYONE else in the NBA right now? The same LeBron James who promised a championship in Cleveland for his hometown fans, only to leave them for the Heat in an embarrassing 1-hour TV special? HE is going to question the loyalty of two players who brought a championship to Boston, and then were traded after the GM decided to rebuild for the future?
Yes, keep that in mind. Pierce and Garnett didn't leave as free agents, taking less money to play in a more desirably market while their team was offering them a max contract.
LeBron did that.
Pierce and Garnett also didn't demand a trade. Celtics GM Danny Ainge decided that he wanted to gut the team and move their large contracts in order to rebuild around Rajon Rondo and most likely a lottery pick in the 2014 Draft.
Sure, Pierce and Garnett had to waive their no-trade clauses in order for the Celtics to be able to move them, but to question their loyalty at a time like this is laughable, and shows exactly why LeBron will continue to be one of the most disliked players in the league, despite his transcendent talent level.
Just keep your mouth shut, LeBron. You'll sound smarter that way.