I was in Cleveland the past couple of days, and while there I went to a Cavaliers game. Throughout the game I noticed that Lebron James seemed lifeless. He made a few great plays like always, but there seemed to be no spark. I also remembered thinking this same thing watching him on tv earlier in the season. Its not that he doesn't bring a great talent to the game or his team, but He just isn't the superstar team leader everyone has expected him to be.
Lebron leads his team by example, but you never see him trying to motivate his teamates. His play doesn't seem to effect them at all. Even stars like Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson at least seem to light a fire under their teams every now and then. Their teams see the passion and feed off of it and they are almost able to will their teams into playing better basketball.
Right now I see Lebron as one of the most overrated athletes in any sport. He is right up there with the likes of Andy Roddic. And he will stay there as long as people are willing to pay to watch him play uninspired basketball or until he figures it out and learns how to truly lead a team.