Also, although Lebron's The Decision is bad, other players have done far worse things in their personal lives-Jason Kidd beating his wife, Kobe Bryant's rape charge, etc. Lebron wanting to go to another team is worse than those behaviors?
No, but weren't talking about bad behavior - we were talking about the drama queen, attention getting antics. Big difference.
I think the problem with Lebron flopping is that it is beneath him.
This. My most common reaction when I see his antics is usually "you're an All Star and perennial MVP candidate, have some dignity for crying out loud!" As someone who really loves the game, it's kind of sickening to watch it played like that.
It's not just trying to take a charge or flailing when you aggressively take it to the basket. It's the situations where he's chasing a loose ball or rebound with an opposing player and Lebron gets their first and then takes advantage of the ref being behind the play and flopping as if the other player ran him over when in fact he barely grazed him.
This pretty much exactly states my issue with his flops. It's just so calculated and unnecessary, and not really related to what actually happened (and, at times, like when he bonks himself in the head and reacts to it, nothing actually happaned). I think it's ridiculous when guys completely overact, too, but he's essentially manufacturing shit out there. And that "flagrant" on Tyson in game 1? The ridiculous flail to the ground, followed by rolling around on the ground with his hands clamped over the back of his head/neck was shameful. He reminds me of a toddler who falls down, is fine at first, then realizes Mommy is looking at him, so he starts crying. Not to mention, and this part is on the refs, that fould Tyson committed on him was identical to the foul LeBron laid on John Lucas in the last Bulls/Heat game, yet LeBron certainly wasn't getting whistled for a flagrant when it happened.