Perhaps to no one’s surprise, LeBron’s James popularity has dropped.
According to a CNBC report, the Q Scores company, which does this kind of popularity poll, views LeBron’s negative popularity at 39 percent, while his positive popularity is at 14 percent.
In January, his positive popularity was at 24 percent – a 41 percent drop since then. The negative popularity then was at 22 percent.
The average sports athlete’s popularity is about 15 percent positive and 24 percent negative.
The current negative figure places James on position # 6 among the most disliked sports celebrities, just behind Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco and Kobe Bryant.
These polls are conducted on a national level. So I guess there are regional differences. I would assume there are worse around Cleveland and better in South Florida.
Does it matter? Probably not so much. The Heat are going into training camp now, and we will see how he and the other team mates work it out.