However, take a more careful look at the past few seasons of LeBron. On paper, at least, he has actually done a lot of the things we claim we want our sports heroes to do.
Every good story needs a villain. And while heroes often come in the singular flavor of tall, dark and bland, an antihero can evoke deep, complex feelings. Having someone to root against is often more gratifying than having someone to root for.
It's fun to hate Lebron, but there are plenty of other NBA superstars on James' level (or in one case above it) who have done far worse things than James has ever done without being deemed a villain.
Fearless people view failure differently than fearful people do. Fearless people do not see failure as a flaw, cause for embarrassment, or indictment of who they are as people. Simply put, it doesn't define them.
Losing now to win later -- or tanking -- is simply not a good strategy. What tends to happen to awful teams is that they take a ride on the lottery treadmill. This ride works as follows.
When I hear the question what do I want to do before I die, I automatically think about my dad. My dad is the most amazing person I have ever known.
Wieden and Kennedy and ESPN have given us an insight into the life of an average person with a legendary name. This approach personally made me ask, 'What if my name was Michael Jordan?'
Whatever their success in the record books, many gridiron heroes and ballpark messiahs have splashed their names on dining establishments that also serve as a shrine to their athletic glory.
If the existential slicing and dicing of pork from pig answers the ethical objections to meat-eating, can there be any real objection to the cultivation and consumption of vat-grown people meat?
I can't remember the exact date I took my wedding rings off, but I know it was sometime late last summer when I'd been a widow about four months.
C.J. Leslie, a sophomore forward at N.C. State found out about Bias from his father, Clinton, in 2008. When C.J. brought up Michael Jordan's name, Clinton said, "If you think Jordan is good, you should see Len Bias."
The release of Nike and Michael Jordan's limited edition Air Jordan Concord XI a few weeks ago resulted in a string of violence at malls and shopping centers nationwide.
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan allegedly wants to hold the players' revenue share to 47 percent. This deviates from the 50-50 split the owners...