As for LeBron, Will Leitch wrote in New York Magazine:
Fans of teams in the LeBron Derby were disappointed — though no one as much as Cavs fans — but mostly they were flabbergasted by the tone deafness of the whole enterprise. LeBron James was a man breaking hearts across the country, and there he was, with an old bald white man peddling for-profit online education, and a short smug onetime sportscaster now just happy to be on TV. There they all were, trying to sell us something. After that. It was hawking souvenirs before the wake was over. And no one onscreen seemed to find this wrong.
Read the whole thing.
Fish don’t know they’re in the water because water is all they know. Likewise, many of us can’t recognize narcissism anymore because it is the air we breathe. A new, provocative title on this trend is The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement.