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LeBron James

Most Valuable Loser

6/17/2009 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Overcompensation -- noun -- excessive reaction to a feeling of inferiority, guilt, or inadequacy leading to an exaggerated attempt to overcome the feeling ... especially when someone expected to win the NBA championship doesn't even make the finals.

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LeBron James rocked this egotistical t-shirt during a shopping break in N.Y. yesterday.

For the record -- you won't see Kobe Bryant wearing a shirt with his individual accomplishments plastered on the front of it during his championship parade today -- he's gonna let the trophy do the talking.

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zizou fan    

lebron is the man!!!

1954 days ago
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MJ    

He would look so good in orange and blue. LeBron 2010!

1954 days ago
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ilove95037    

And we wonder why the rest of the world thinks that Americans are just a bunch of idiots..... how embarrassing.

1954 days ago
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JimmyD    

Where did he get his humility from Madonna? Nothing like blowing your own horn!! He is no MJ!!

1954 days ago
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hahahahahha!!!!!    

As a sports nut I lost a lot of respect for James this year. I'ved looked past the fact he has like 4 kids out of wedlock, since he seems to present himself as a pretty likeable guy. But when he refused to shake the hands of the Magic players after they flatout kicked his ass, that showed he's a selfish, classless, spoiled cry baby that can't handle losing.

Kobe isn't that much better. After he assraped the white chick in Colorado he was demanding to be traded from the Lakers since they weren't "serious about winning since they weren't giving him good, supporting help" but he seems to have changed his tune.

Both of them are douchebags, but LeBron is coming across as more douchey as of late.

1954 days ago
6.

Jamie    

Lyndon Baines Johnson

1954 days ago
7.

TheMan    

Look at me! Look at me! I'm special! Oh wait a minute I'm not. What an ego.

1954 days ago
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FOR REAL    

LEAVE HIM ALONE

1954 days ago
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Laurie    

Why can't he wear that shirt? He is the "league" MVP, whether he made the finals or not!!! Has nothing to do with the finals, has to do with his season. Broke record after record this season, did you forget? Only reason he didn't go to the finals was because the Magic decided to make their shots in that series, extremely narrow margin of victory in most games. Go LeBron, Go Cavs!!! Victory will be ours! Oh, and Orange & Blue are not LeBron's color, so eat it New York!

1954 days ago
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oklota loves man gravy    

who cares what he's wearing...i'd slurp his man gravy!!!!!!!!

1954 days ago
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ace    

This is so stupid he just put on a shirt and everyone has to comment and criticize him. Do you people have no lives It is just a shirt. Maybe if you losers could play like Lebron you wouldn't have to drink all that haterade and maybe I mean maybe be able to weat a shirt just with your initials and MVP attached. And about the not shaking hands thing does it really even matter.....I mean not shaking hands come on this isn't like skippn practice

1954 days ago
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dumpthechump    

I vist the Cleveland area and I can tell you they need their hero, I do wish that the Cav's could finally make it to the finals, maybe Lebron needs some help out there, but you cannot deny he is an awesome player. I'm sure he could go elsewhere, and he might, but I'd like to see the Cav's make some changes and get him to the finals.

1954 days ago
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Crabby    

So he takes a lot of pride in his work and wants to excel? Why is this so bad? He grew up a poor black kid and made things happen for himself...good for him.

1954 days ago
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Sono    

Is it even possible for anyone besides Kanya West to maybe have a BIGGER EGO than Lebron James? I LOST ALL RESPECT for him when he walked off the court without shaking hands with the Magic players. It was a truly childish act and while he's a great bball player, he still has a lot to learn about humility and sportsmanship. Terrible role model...

1954 days ago
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Pete Rock    

"I vist the Cleveland area and I can tell you they need their hero, I do wish that the Cav's could finally make it to the finals, maybe Lebron needs some help out there, but you cannot deny he is an awesome player. I'm sure he could go elsewhere, and he might, but I'd like to see the Cav's make some changes and get him to the finals."

Janine, they were there 2 years ago. Didn't win, but they got there.... You must be a big basketball fan.

1954 days ago
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