I see where LeBron James sent cupcakes to his nearby neighbors in Ohio, this week, apologizing for the traffic problems his return caused.
ESPN.com reported that the accompanying card read: “Dear Friend: We know things have been hectic in our neighborhood these past few weeks and we are sorry for the chaos. We are so thankful to live in this wonderful community and we are so blessed to have understanding neighbors like you.”
I don’t know of a lot of NBA players who would bother with that and I doubt many of them would consider their neighbors a blessing.
My experience with James is that he has always been polite and cooperative with the media. He took a lot of grief for the way he executed “The Decision,” but I chalk that up to promoters and handlers telling a young man what to do. But it’s unlikely promoters and handlers inspired him to send cupcakes.
From what I can see, James is a nice man who wants to get along with his neighbors and is grateful for where he was raised.
Considering the level of superstar James is, and considering his success, I’d say he’s handling things nicely. Haters need to find someone else to target. There are plenty of pro athletes who really don’t care whether or not they impose on their neighbors.