Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname?

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Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#1 » by Jordan-esque » Fri Jul 9, 2010 11:31 pm

From ESPN radio NY, apparently he started calling himself that sometime between his sophomore/junior year growing up in a Christian-themed high school.

Dan Gilbert also called him the "Self-proclaimed King".

As for "The Chosen One" wasn't that given to him by Sports Illustrated back in 2002... right?
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#2 » by RipCityLives » Fri Jul 9, 2010 11:33 pm

It was an embarrasing move by Lebron. He should go to New York, he could become a legend there. And I think he'd have a very good sidekick in Amar'e......He did the easy choise, and if he fails he will be remembered as a total loser.
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#3 » by LameR » Fri Jul 9, 2010 11:52 pm

Well, given he has THE CHOSEN ONE tattooed on his back, I wouldn't doubt it.
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#4 » by infinite11285 » Fri Jul 9, 2010 11:53 pm

No...the media gave him that moniker when he graced the cover of SI on a thrown 6 years ago.
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#5 » by delonte » Fri Jul 9, 2010 11:54 pm

No. He was given this name back in highschool by the media. stop being blinded by your hatred people.
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#6 » by retrospect24 » Fri Jul 9, 2010 11:59 pm

LameR wrote:Well, given he has THE CHOSEN ONE tattooed on his back, I wouldn't doubt it.


Not to mention his "Witness" and "Gifted Child" tattoos...
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#7 » by CITYOFANGELSX3 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:00 am

Blasphemy.
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#8 » by OscarusPrime32 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:00 am

LameR wrote:Well, given he has THE CHOSEN ONE tattooed on his back, I wouldn't doubt it.


+1 Lebron is a tool.
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#9 » by purple32gold » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:01 am

i read this and automatically thought of that tat on his back...i forget what it said...? lol
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Re: Did LeBron really give himself the "King James" nickname? 

Post#10 » by Jose_Matador » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:03 am

delonte wrote:No. He was given this name back in highschool by the media. stop being blinded by your hatred people.
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