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Lebron James
Lebron James

Learn English with this Lebron James ESL lesson

Date: Jul 19 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Sports

Grammar: Possessive Adjectives

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Most people think that Lebron James is the best basketball player in the world. He is very athletic, but many people think he is too egotistical. He has become infamous because he’s not a very humble person.

But whether or not you like him, you cannot dispute that Lebron James is a dominant basketball player. You have to admire his skills, even if he is a showboater. Wouldn’t you be proud if you were as good at basketball as Lebron?

Gary and Marni are talking about Lebron James. Find out more in today’s English lesson about a dominant basketball player.

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Marni

Marni

Gary

Gary

Marni:  So, Lebron James. What do you think of him?

Gary:  Lebron James. He is infamous.

Marni:  Yeah, he is arguably one of the best players. You can’t dispute that.

Gary:  The little that I have seen has shown me how dominant a player he is on the court.

Marni:  Absolutely. He is very egotistical and very self-absorbed.

Gary:  What I’ve seen is… I guess we could describe him as a showboater.

Marni:  I think when you have such skill in the game, and you are the leader of the team and everybody looks to you, you kind of dominate. Right?

Gary:  He does.

Marni:  Not only your team, but in the league. I want not to like him, but it’s really hard to separate this egotistical sports star from his skill.

Gary:  The personality, right?

Marni:  You have to just admire his skill level.

Gary:  I guess I wish he had less of a social presence and wasn’t as big as a name, but was more known for his skills.

Marni:  Yeah, yeah.

 

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Gary says that Lebron James is infamous. He wishes Lebron would be more humble, and not such a showboater. But Gary agrees that Lebron James is a very good basketball player.

Marni thinks that no one can dispute the fact that Lebron is one of the best players in the world. She admires his skill and thinks that he is a very dominant player. However, Marni thinks he is very self-absorbed.

Do you agree that Lebron James is one of the best players in the world? Do you want sports stars to be humble or egotistical?

 

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mdevyn

United States

definitely one of the best basketball players.  


ever!


he motivates me write further articles at http://procopytips.blogspot.com !

05:08 PM Jul 31 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

But, honestly, looking at Lebron James image, the last thought that might hit you is his selfishness. So friendly and kind he looks like, like God:)

01:08 PM Jul 12 2015 |

kmonte

Costa Rica

Honestly, I don’t who that guy is. I am not very familiarized with basketball players. However, I do think that humbleness is essential, not only in sports, but also in every aspect of people’s lives!! 

04:36 PM Jul 11 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I want sport stars and movie stars to be humble. As much as I like a star I don’t like an egotistical attitude.


Being humble suits everyone, star or not star.

ola33

ola33

Japan

I was thinking hard actually who is humble among Hollywood stars. For a long time nothing has crossed my mind until I saw that actor on the picture that clearly revealed the image of great actor with modesty as Anthony Hopkins. I think it’s hard for the famous to be humble – to think twice at the end of the day what you have done wrong. And another star far from being humble was Elvis Presly, even though he was quite religious person and read the Bible every day, but gluttony, drugs killed his songs that he sang really good, from heart. And people still remember him. Maybe his great act of humbleness was to sing songs in that way that many impersonator can sing today.

04:29 AM Jul 11 2015 |

julito1

julito1

Argentina

 Totally ignorant as i am about basketball players i have been doing some research  to know a bit about Lebron James. WOW, this guy  is amazing . He has several  nicknames: “the king”, “lebdog” ,” King James” and “the chosen one” ,  I understand why Mr Lebron is so egotistical , he is almost God  to many. jejejeje

S&W

S&W

China

I agree that Lebron James is one of the best basketball players in the world.Every athelet who play basketball in NBA isn’t an idoit.They had gone through fierce selections and became a professional basketball player.He is better to act a little bit humble.

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



As I always admire the skills of people who stand out in any field and set the bar for others, I think I would admire the skills of Lebron James too if I see him playing. 


As for the egotistical matter, I feel he should try to set a good example for the youngsters who look up to him by being more humble. 


But personally, I wouldn’t worry myself too much about his egotism unless I’m dating him. LOL



scheylla

scheyllaSuper Member!

Brazil

I do agree that Lebron James is one of the best players in the world. There’s no doubt about that. I think that a person should be proud of his talent, skills whatever he does but always in a good way and not being egotistical or self-absorbed. And I really prefer humble people no matter what kind of profession they have.

ola33

ola33

Japan

Should be proud of what he has achieved, of what he has become. The real, not envious ones will recognize him as a great player. The envious ones don’t give a damn. People are different.
My respect to this athlete for the great win of his life. Be proud of it and share your joy!

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I don’t know Lebron James and if I had known him, I wouldn’t have liked him, but I may have admired his skills, though, but not his personality.


Of course, everybody should be humble. Whatever you do and how important it is, you mustn’t keep your nose up an talk other people down. As a known person, your ego does nothing but lessen your popularity, so it’s to your advantage to be modest. Respect must be shared.

01:02 AM Jul 10 2015 |

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