lobosloboslobos wrote:athletes whom i respect as role models are very very few and far between
a few others. Lebron is not one of them
You respect a guy who refused to fight for his country and freedom, but not a guy who's worst professional move was broadcasting his free agency decision?
I respect athletes who use the platform we give them as celebrities to take principled stands against injustice. Not many do. I'm not sure how you can conclude that Ali was not willing to fight for 'freedom' but that is a political discussion that I'm not interested in having with you. you're welcome to dislike Ali all you like, but i can assure you that not many people anywhere in the world, especially those who are actually fighting for freedom, share your view of Ali's ethics or courage. But again, happily, it's a free world, so feel free to admire whomever the heck you want, and so will I.
And to the guy who dislikes PK Subban, you may or may not be right about him being dirty, I haven't seen it myself, but I admire a guy who gives $10m to sick kids as soon as he signs his first big contract.