LeBron was in Dallas to play the Mavericks on Tuesday and was asked what kind of advice he would give to Romo, another star player who has struggled with media criticism. James, who is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, shared some tips that made plenty of sense, such as ignore the critics.
“Just don’t care what everybody thinks,” James said via the Dallas Morning News. “You work on your craft and at the end of the day, if you went out there and gave it all you had and you laid it on the line for you and your teammates, you can sleep comfortably at night.”
James also advised Romo to stay away from the television.
“Don’t watch ESPN,” James said, “all these so-called everyone knows what to do but they never put on a uniform, trying to tell you what to do. It’s not about that. I think Tony’s at a point now in his career where he’s one of the great quarterbacks we have in our game. It’s because of his work ethic.”
Ley, who is a longtime ESPN personality and the host of “Outside the Lines,” wasn’t a fan of that advice. He sent the following tweet in response:
Help me here, @KingJames. "Don't watch ESPN." – except when you're the focus of a 1 hr show annoucing your free agent destination?
— Bob Ley (@BobLeyESPN) February 19, 2014
I still agree with LeBron though; when you’re an athlete like him or Romo, you have to tune out the criticism — especially some of the nonsense spewed by idiots on ESPN — otherwise it will drive you insane.
And now here’s a video of Bob Ley rapping: