Thursday, July 08, 2010

First and Last LEBRON JAMES Post

Warning--if you are looking for an inside dope post about pro basketball and LeBron James's (correct spelling all in caps, in flashing lights) relative merits, stats, as a player, which team should go after him and how much should they pay, this is not it. The bottom line is he's real, real, good at what he does and lots of teams want him. It's also not, a prediction about where he might choose to go--although the safe bet now is that he stays in Cleveland.

This is more a comment on what looks to be the humiliation of an entire city/ region by one person looking to swell his ego.

Just look at the #Lebron James twitter talk

A great Sports Illustrated take.

"But Jordan had a different kind of ego. LeBron needs the adoration. Jordan needed to dominate. When Jordan ended his baseball career and returned to the NBA, he did not go on Larry King or feed speculation for months. He put out a two-word press release: "I'm back." He knew that was enough. He knew that what the world really wanted was Jordan on a basketball court, not Jordan in an hour-long TV special.

In so many ways, LeBron James should be a better player than Michael Jordan -- he is two inches taller and 35 pounds heavier, just about as explosive, a better shooter at this age and with better court vision. But if you could somehow suspend the laws of time and space and get the 25-year-old Jordan and the 25-year-old James on the same court, you would have to go with M.J., because he wouldn't worry about pregame theatrics or postgame speculation. He would spend every minute trying to rip James' heart out."

Others aren't so nice. The word Asshole is coming up a lot, even from some Cleveland fans. LeBron James Is A Cocksucker expresses some things that have come into my head.

It doesn't matter where he opts to go. If he goes to Chicago, he's a cocksucker. If he goes to Miami, he's a cocksucker. Even if he goes back to Cleveland, he's a goddamn cocksucker. He's a self-aggrandizing sack of shit, and ESPN is a bunch of pussy-whipped enablers for giving him a free hour of airtime tomorrow night and inevitably using 55 minutes of it to let Stu Scott give him a rimjob.

Look at what Kevin Durant did today. He signed an extension well before he could have filed for free agency, announced the signing, and then went back about his business. He didn't need all this dog-and-pony show bullshit. James does, and that means he's a dipshit. People have been kissing this man's ass SINCE FUCKING MIDDLE SCHOOL, and he still needs this hourlong AFI tribute special? Bullshit. BULLSHIT.

Without going to far into the metaphor, we know what is meant. The anger is so great because this type of sports star behavior is now so common. Pittsburgh, so far has been lucky until Ben showed up, to have avoided a lot of it.

King James indeed.

But the rational question to ask is how could a whole city respect itself so little, to feel like something like this matters. Perhaps if we paid more attention to the real citizens, businesses and and assets we have and knew more about them and supported them we wouldn't be in these kinds of spots and groveling to these so called kings.

Really, really do you think nobody would want to visit, work or live in your city without LeBron or a tiny number of other teams, or mega asset attractions? If that's true, something has gone terribly wrong.

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