Fame is never easy. Mo' money, 'mo problems. With fame comes increased scrutiny for things you have or haven't done and a growing proclivity for wearing shades at night.
Some athletes deal with the flashbulbs better than most. While LeBron James hasn't always been at his best dealing with pressure on the court. Off the court, however, he's a public relations dream who has rarely had a misstep. However, in a rare moment of Facebook truth (since Facebook removed the "honesty box"), James admitted that the side affectsof fame and fortune have been difficult to deal with at times.
Via Pro Football Talk:
Man it’s hard to go out and have a good time these days! It’s cool though, it’s part of my life. Wouldn’t change anything (just saying). Been in the spotlight since I was 15. Sometimes u just wanna STOP!! But I refuse cause I have a commitment to the youth to inspire them!! That will keep me pushing forward and focused alone.
Remember a few weeks ago, when Johnny Manziel spoke about the downside of celebrity, and was ripped in rhe media? His fame was only conceived nine months ago. LeBron's already pased his 10-year celebrity anniversary. While James seemed to bask and sometimes seek in the off-court spotlight, Manziel makes you appreciate how mature James was at a younger age. Manziel could have learned a lesson or two from a teenage 'Bron.