by Colin Donohue
Boy am I glad that Justin added some flavor to this feature yesterday. I thought I’d be going it alone, seeing as I’m the one with the vendetta against LeBron James the person. So it was nice to see Justin taking a few shots at the Heat, or more specifically Eddie House.
But now here I sit, wondering if Justin will be joining the ranks in this space ever again and wondering how many of you will get tired of my anti-Heat screeds. I won’t certainly won’t ever grow weary of slamming Miami and its team of SuperFriends. But I would assume Justin and I (mostly I) will begin moving on in the coming weeks as football begins to take hold and we all sort of forget about the NBA and other winter sports. Before that time comes, though, here are another couple of gems for you.
1. Justin Norman of the Bleacher Report must really be furious with Miami because in a column about players the Heat could bring in to round out the roster, he suggested they sign Wally Szczerbiak. Now, I know I’ve spewed some vitriol. I know I’ve had some unkind things to say about LeBron and his cohorts in South Beach. But Norman just took this thing to another level. I think he may have crossed a line. Suggesting Szczerbiak take up a roster spot is just plain mean. I will now bow to you, Mr. Norman. There are people who strongly dislike LeBron and Miami (me) and then there are those folks who must truly hate them (Norman). Kudos, sir.
2. Now we have this: a story filed by an ESPN.com Los Angeles writer that chronicles LeBron and his entourage having a night out in Vegas. Apparently, the story was posted on ESPN.com at 1:30 a.m. EST and then removed nine hours later. Editors at ESPN said the reporter never identified himself to LeBron and his handler, Maverick Carter, as an ESPN reporter, so the higher-ups at the sports network yanked the story. Arash Markazi, the reporter, stands by the story’s accuracy, which you can read in full by clicking that link above. Truly, there isn’t much news value to this piece. And really, there isn’t much in the story that’s all that shocking or telling. It’s about a young single man with loads of money enjoying himself in Vegas. I can’t actually jump LeBron on this one. But it makes you wonder why Markazi thought it was newsworthy. I’m wondering if he, in fact, is in the anti-James corner. Regardless, there were a couple of things that happened that evening that really sum up the kind of guy LeBron is:
- He had cake made for him in the shape of a crown.
- Four women danced around him with placards that spelled out the word KING.
- He was partying with Damon Jones. Really?
- He belts the following lines from Rick Ross’ “Free Mason”: If I ever die, never let it be said I didn’t win/Never, never say/Never say legend didn’t go in/I just wanna die on top of the world. I do wonder if LeBron realizes the irony of his singing those words.
3. And this post wouldn’t be complete with some more tweets from @LeBronJamesEgo:
TO DO FOR TODAY: 1) CONTINUE TO BE AMAZING 2) BE AS LEBRON AS POSSIBLE 3) PUT TOENAIL CLIPPINGS ON EBAY.
OH NO!!! JUST DID A BACKWARD SOMERSAULT PLAYBOY! SORRY YOU CAN’T AND NEVER WILL CAUSE I CHANGED THE GAME LIKE A GAME CHANGER! OH NO!!!
ZAC EFRON KEEPS TEXTIN ME FOR SKIN CARE TIPS, BUT I WON’T SAY. NOW I FEEL BAD CAUSE I DON’T LIKE HURTIN LITTLE GIRLS DREAMS LIKE THAT.