The LeBron James Cocksucker Debate

Sports Illustrated has named LeBron James its 2012 Sportsman of the Year. Let's take this opportunity to look back at our coverage of LeBron in recent years. A timeline:

July 7, 2010: "LeBron James Is A Cocksucker" | "Tomorrow is the day LeBron James becomes the most unlikable person in the NBA, and perhaps all of American sports. I used to think he was okay a year ago. No more. He's the villain now." Read »

July 9, 2010: "Counterpoint: LeBron James Is Not A Cocksucker" | "Yesterday, a guy who spent seven seasons with the team that drafted him announced he wanted to play basketball with his friends and win a lot of games. He wanted this so badly that he was willing to take a pay cut. Today, everyone hates LeBron James." Read »

July 12, 2010: "Timofey Mozgov Is Cocksucker" | "Today is day Timofey Mozgov becomes most unlikable person in Russian Basketball Super League, and perhaps all Russian sports. I think he is okay a year ago. No more. He is villain now." Read »

June 13, 2011: "LeBron James Is STILL A Cocksucker" | "If you missed last night's schaudenfreudegasm with LeBron and the Heat getting lane-raped by J.J. Barea for 48 minutes, oh how you missed out. There hasn't been a more gratifying moment for sports haters since the Saints beat Favre and Manning back-to-back in the NFC title game and Super Bowl. It was glorious, delirious, WONDERFUL moment in hating. And the best part is that, come next year, we get to do it all over again!" Read »

June 22, 2012: "LeBron James: World Champion Cocksucker" | "I know that last night was supposed to be LeBron James's face turn and that, while he warmly celebrates his first title with teammates and family, I'm supposed to see LeBron in a whole new light. Maybe he's not such a bad guy. Maybe this playoff run has brought out a depth of character heretofore unseen in James. Maybe he's cool now. Nah, fuck all that. He's still a cocksucker." Read »