And unlike some Cowboys fans, he has nothing bad to say about Tony Romo.
Prior to Miami’s road game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, James was asked what advice he would give Romo on silencing his critics. James, who is always the subject of criticism, gave his quarterback simplistic advice.
“Just don’t care what everybody thinks,” James told 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 suggested Romo avoid ESPN, but did not say he if could watch it during the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
“Don’t watch ESPN,” James told the Dallas Morning News. “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.”
James missed the most obvious advice – winning.
Prior to James joining the Miami Heat, he was criticized for his inability to win a championship. After back-to-back titles, James has silenced the majority of his critics.
Romo compiled 3,828 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. However, Dallas missed the playoffs again. Romo has a 14-19 record in December. Until he can find consistent success in the final month before the playoffs, Romo will always have critics.
James gave Romo solid advice, but it is easier to ignore naysayers with a championship on your résumé.
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