LeBron James: Hand Gestures Are So Gang Related, Video. If you read this blog you know for a fact that I am one of LeBron’s biggest fans. I am a fan of his to a fault sometimes. I can admit that. I was not on the “Hate LeBron Summer” Bandwagon. In fact, I was driving the “Why are people acting crazy? This is the Olympic Gold Medal winning NBA MVP we are talking about” Bus.
I say all of that just to show where I am coming from. I am not a “hater”. I was just watching some Youtube Videos and saw a bunch of LeBron hand gestures that my simple mind would equate to gang signs. The problem is that I am so out of the loop that I just want to ask what they are. The readers can judge for themselves. I am pleading ignorance on what the signs actually mean. I know one stands for Cleveland.
I will say this. Why do it at all? Is it cool? Does anyone not know you are from Ohio? Hanging around rappers and throwing up signs does not scream maturity to me. Also on the second video LeBron calls himself “King James”… I do not remember MJ calling himself Air Jordan.
I hope I do not sound racist or too out of touch, but if my favorite NBA player acted like this all the time IE throwing up hand gestures every five seconds and referring to himself in 3rd person using his own nicknames, I would be finding a new favorite NBA player. I like the walk softly but carry a big stick type, and that is what I thought LeBron was. I hope this is a fad just like hating LeBron this summer was a fad. When LeBron is dropping 30-50 every night, the Jordan Crawford dunk will be a distant memory. If he is dropping 30-50 and throwing up signs and calling himself King James, that is a different story.
If you disagree with most of what I said, I hope we can all agree hand gestures in every photo opp is not cool. I am 99% sure that the hand gestures are all “OK”, and not bad gang signs. I am 100% sure that all the hand gestures are silly and childish, but that is my square point of view. I hope this does not hurt my street cred, and I hope LeBron is not worried about his. If you ball every night, street cred is automatic.
In the vid I think he is with Jeezy and Soulja Boy. There is some NSFW language in the vids. The signs in the pic above are all the signs.