September 10, 2020
Tracy Marrow, better known as Ice-T, has put together a successful and unlikely career based on his beginnings. He went from robbing jewelry stores in South Central Los Angeles to winning an open mic contest that changed his life forever. Today he is a Grammy and Image Award-winning artist and actor. He is one of the hardest working men in Hollywood. Ice-T also learned that success draws the attention of critics and social media trolls.
Ice-T communicates often with his 1.7 million Twitter followers. He responds to baseless criticism that has nothing to do with his actual work. He tweeted “I really enjoy Twitter…Minus the dumbf****” on May 24. He was even more direct on May 31 when he tweeted, “FYI: All you people that follow me..But don’t like me..Please eat a Dick.” Ice was fed up on June 1 and replied directly to the verified Twitter account of someone named Eric Owens. The latter criticized Ice-T for being worth $40 million and not supporting either Republicans or Democrats. Owens probably wished he kept his mouth shut thereafter.
Once again.. Eric what bothers you about me working for a living?? Please explain your problem with my assets. I’ll wait. https://t.co/JjfDLV4lnA
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) June 1, 2020
Scientists have attempted explaining why so many people hate the success of others. Granted some people are born into wealthy families and never truly work hard and struggle for success. But most successful people are dedicated individuals who prioritize their careers over all else. Their commitment and zeal are what possibly makes them unlikable. Researchers at UCLA conducted a survey asking people to rate 500 descriptive words that signify likability in a person. The top words were sincerity, transparency and empathy. The man who is perhaps the most talented and most hated NBA player in the world apparently does not fit those descriptors.
Lebron James the player
The basketball career of Los Angeles Lakers forward Lebron James speaks for itself. He is a three-time NBA champion and was named Finals MVP in all those series. James is a 16-time All-Star, has been named to the All-NBA First Team 12 times, and won the league’s Most Valuable Player award four times.
Despite his accomplishments, pundits and haters alike point to his 3-5 Finals record as a reason to diminish his legacy. James has three more championships than NBA Hall of Famers Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone and John Stockton. There is no justification for diminishing James’s basketball resume.
Lebron James the businessman
Several sources have reported that James is now worth well over $1 billion. That fact alone brings out the “haters gonna hate” crowd. James donates tens of millions of dollars via building charter schools and giving to various charities. But James understand that he’s more than just a basketball player. He is a global brand and corporation. He’s also a powerful voice with the ability to sway public opinion. Detractors do not like his marketing tactics, social involvement and influence.
Lebron crowned himself “King James” fresh out of high school before ever playing an NBA game. His pre-game “powder toss” ritual also rubs people from wrong way. A lot of hate stems from “The Decision” TV show when he announced his intention of signing with the Miami Heat. The “not one, not two, not three…” thing further irked people.
A new legion of haters were born in the last several years due to James’s social influence. Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Lebron should “shut up and dribble” in early 2018 after he made comments about President Donald Trump. That audience has since added to the Lebron hate crew and does not appear to be weakening anytime soon.
Lebron and conscious command
The Los Angeles Lakers hold a 2-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Semi-Finals as of publishing. James is well on his way to another Conference Finals appearance and perhaps a fourth NBA championship. Hate or love him, Lebron James exemplifies conscious command and mastery of his alpha brainwave frequency.
Yes, James was born with god-given talent. But so was Ryan Leaf, Harold Miner, Lawrence Phillips and other great athletes who never panned out. All men are born with some innate talent, ability and/or predisposition. Some have great musical talent. Others are gifted at mathematics. All men can also develop talent and gifts over time with the help of their Internal Monologue Systems (IMS) and the positive self-talk that results.
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