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LeBron James makes fun of his hairline, then tries to recruit Steve Nash and Jamal Crawford

Oct 27, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

Not shown: hair on LeBron's forehead. AP

LeBron James has drawn criticism over the past few years for coming across as narcissistic and/or programmed in his public statements, completely turning the city of Cleveland against him with “The Decision,” melting down in the 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinals and the 2011 NBA Finals, and his receding hairline.

To his credit, LeBron showed a sense of humor about the hairline issue today, tweeting this picture with the caption “That was the last time my hairline was right and tight! LOL. Coming back soon though”

LeBron then tweeted the following:

Would love to see @JCrossover [ed: @JCrossover is Jamal Crawford] in a Heat uni! What u guys say?

Maybe @SteveNash in a Heat uni! So we can help each other get our 1st ring

(Crawford retweeted James’ tweet — Nash hasn’t tweeted a thing since Tuesday. Media silence!)

Crawford is a free agent, and could help the Heat by providing some scoring punch off the bench, but there is absolutely no way the Heat will have the money to sign him under any conceivable CBA agreement. Nash is not a free agent, and while the idea of a Nash/Wade/LeBron/Bosh offense is intriguing (Nash is one of the best outside shooters in basketball history, Wade already moves well without the ball, and Nash could be the one to actually get LeBron to move without the ball), there is absolutely, positively, no conceivable way that Steve Nash is coming to the Heat any time soon.

I don’t think Jamal Crawford or Steve Nash will be playing for the Heat any time soon, but I do think LeBron knows what he’s doing here, if only a little bit. After LeBron’s 2010 meltdown against the Celtics, he changed the discussion surrounding him to his free agency, which culminated in “The Decision” — while that may have been a PR fiasco, it did make a lot of people forget about just how poorly LeBron played during his last two games as a Cavalier.

Right now, the last few NBA games LeBron played were one of the worst Finals meltdowns we’ve ever seen from a superstar, but team LeBron doesn’t want us talking about that — they’d rather have us talk about how LeBron would fare as an NFL wideout, or how Steve Nash could share the ball with Wade and LeBron. In fact, team LeBron would probably rather have people talk about how stupid the idea of LeBron recruiting players or talking about playing in the NFL is than have people talking about those games against the Mavericks. So yes, LeBron talking about trying to get Steve Nash to take his talents to South Beach is stupid, but I happen to think there’s a method to James’ off-season/lockout Twitter madness.

  1. ogre2010 - Oct 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    If you suppose to be good, why are you trying to build a YMCA Basketball Team? Get off twitter, practice you low post game and maybe win with the guys you have there now.

  2. Gordon - Oct 27, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Yeah, take the easy way out. Don’t try to earn a ring like the old days or anything.

  3. goldeneraofbasketball - Oct 27, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Straight hatin on Lebron.

    At least he isn’t whining endlessly to get traded AND throwing teammates under the bus ala “The Black Mamba”. (Remember the Byunm incident?)

    How quickly people forget.

    Kobe couldn’t win jack SHIZ without Shaq, or Gasol and Bynum and Odom. Couldn’t even make it past the first round without help.

    Oh yea but kobe he TOTALLY won it all by himself. Freakin double standards…

    • goldeneraofbasketball - Oct 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM

      I forgot. Not only did Kobe have those players… he had Artest as well. Jeez….

  4. mjbulls45 - Oct 27, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Steve Nash would just be driving and throwing up alley-oops all day to Bron and Wade…

  5. charlutes - Oct 27, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Why is it that every time LBJ says or does anything I end up dissapointed. I just think this guy tries too hard to make people like him.

    Just win some rings, and stop talking about how you want to be remembered until you’ve done something. That goes for Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan, and anyone else who doesn’t know that TALK IS CHEAP.

    Shut up and win if you want the respect of a winner.

  6. jollyjoker2 - Oct 27, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Good job lebron …Lets just recruit you the all star team.and maybe you can win. Its all about lebron you know! .

  7. acdc363 - Oct 27, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Sure lebron, here’s dwight howard too while you’re at it. As a matter of fact here’s a ring just take it

  8. ghelton03 - Oct 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    LeBron’s strategy is good. Put enough talent around me so that when I pull my recurring disappearing act, not one will notice that I am gone. Then I can go on air and talk about how great I am. Not that it makes any difference, cause he will wake up the next day and be a millionaire anyway, no matter how bad he stinks up the place.

  9. jgray30 - Oct 27, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Yep thats exactly how im feeling…How many superstars does LBJ really need? According to him, the big 3 gona get 7 rings. Maybe hes thinkin he should have stopped after, “not one”

  10. BrownsTown - Oct 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    What are the tampering rules in the NBA? Why can players openly speculate on playing with an under-contract Chris Paul or Steve Nash, but team officials get the franchise in trouble (unless you’re Pat Riley) if they even come close to suggesting the same? Yo, Stern, grow a pair and get control of your league.

  11. dirtybird2020 - Oct 27, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    What a bum, jordan call this queer out again! Nash has more respect to the game than to wear that city’s uniform! Miami is a joke! Lebron cant earn a ring and I’m loving it! Miami need a big 10 to win a championship with the bum who calls himself the chosen one, replace that with a tattoo that says “dad” and a pic of delonte west! Haha queer

  12. phintasm - Oct 28, 2011 at 6:57 AM

    Better question: Why is EVERYTHING LeBron says or does newsworthy? Big deal, the guy tweeted about playing in the NFL & posed a hypothetical about getting guys to join his team. All Bloggers and Journalists must now run to their computers and write a scathing article about how LeBron is a joke. Pathetic.

    What has this guy done that is so wrong anyway? Jordan & Barkley were allowed to gamble with reckless abandon throughout their playing days, but LeBron is a scumbag because he exercised his free agent rights and left a team with an owner that I think most can agree is 9/10s insane. What a bastard!

  13. jayrandle - Oct 28, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Whats a joke to me the most about this article is the fact that we are actually in double digit comments…
    but articles dealing with possibility of a season being cancel or being saved…hardly any comments…

    Yes everyday the owners and players talks go up and down…but to have this passion over what a grown man tweeted.

    But I dont understand why Lebron twitter is even news…
    1. it shows that people need to get a life…
    the man never been arrested, accused of rape, club fight, drug bust, gambling issues, dui…

    2. Anybody would want to play with Steve Nash (ooh i sorry I should have been willing to stay with Cleveland to play with Mo Williams…my bad)

    3. So when somebody name Ocho Cinco or Lebron send 1 tweeted that took maybe 30 seconds to compose that mean they are not practicing or study game tape…funny but most of us are ready probasketball talk on our jobs…

    Again after awhile the world moves on but everything is news about Lebron and its not his fault its the media reporting on his every move.

  14. mikeewright7 - Nov 4, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    I am not a Heat Fan at all, Lebron is a cool person he made dumb choices but thats old lets move past that, I believe any player in the world especially SG, SF, PF, and C would love to play with steve nash, Steve nash is a 2time MVP(some people dont feel he should have got them but, their his) he make his team better, he’s not selfish, he is a for sure hall of famer. Now, nash has earned to rep of being a loyal guy so chances are he wont go, but the suns cannot rebuild their team until Nash is Gone. I think Nash should go to a contending team, Heat,Knicks,Lakers, somewhere who doesnt have a great PG..That crosses off Celtics, Chicago, Magis( Howard might leave anyway) and Spurs. Nash need to think whats best for him and staying with the suns wouldnt be smart.
    He will end up like John Stock (JAZZ)

    this is coming from a Celtics Fan

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