Why LeBron James Is Cool

Obviously, there are a multitude of things that could be said under such an umbrella-like topic. For one, dude's on the cover of GQ in a suit that makes Don Draper look like he runs a counterfeit purse racket out of a dumpster. And even if we ignore the fact that when he isn't crushing ass on the court he is slamming beers with Jay-Z, he is still awesome. Why? He gets it. You probably know that he won his second MVP award over the weekend, and that is pretty cool in itself. What makes that especially cool, however, is how he chose to receive it. Normally MVP acceptances look like a post-game interview in the bowels of some stadium with a few reporters asking questions and the athlete looking like he won a box of Lucky Charms instead of a prestigious award. A little something like this. LeBron doesn't mess around. He held his press conference in the stadium in which he played his high school games in Akron, Ohio. He opened the event up to the public (for free), and invited his entire family, his high-school teammates, and the 2009-2010 Cleveland Cavaliers to join him. The rest of the Cavs later joined him onstage to further the open atmosphere of the event and pretend that they are as thoroughly hard ass as their captain. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but it's why I think he is so much fun to root for. It's a pretty great bonus that he is the best player on the planet, but what really makes him so likable are events like this, his honesty and candor with the media (read that blown up quote), and his ridiculously cool outfits. The Cavs play the Celtics in game two of the Eastern Conference Semis tonight. Watch it. LeBron is going to do at least two things that you wish you could but will never be able to.