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Loose Ball: Self-Pity Won't Work for LeBron

Taking a "woe is me" approach is the wrong avenue for Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.

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Sadly, he didn't make his life any easier. All he did was give folks new material for jokes and a new hashtag: #thingsblamedonlebron.

The lesson for LeBron is clear: Haters are going to hate; complaining about it won't help.

Deron Snyder writes the "Loose Ball" column for The Root. Follow him on Twitter and reach him at BlackDoor Ventures, Inc.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, previously serving as a columnist, editorial writer and reporter with several Gannett publications. His sports column appears in the Washington Times. Follow him on Twitter.

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