Thursday, July 08, 2010

Lebron sweepstakes

I know i haven't posted in a while. Between the suck-tastic indians, the crap-tacular browns, and the sangrily-disappointing Cavs playoffs, there has been many things to complain about. Unfortuanetly, I've been trying to avoid only writing pissing and moaning blog articles.
However, the supposedly-impending doom for cleveland that is the Lebron sweepstakes is just a few hours away. I can't believe what is probably happening: that will Lebron will make an hour long press conference on national television in which he effectively bitch-slaps Cleveland in the face.
I can't believe that Lebron would treat as crap the only city he has known as home, by making a three-ring circus out of his turning his back on the city.
Now, I am aware that he may re-sign with the Cavs, but this does not seem likely at this point.
I dont know what to make of all this. I am utterly shocked and confused as to why Lebron is doing this in such a manner.
What are other people's thoughts.


Gutsy Goldberg said...

No matter what LeBron does or chooses or says, having an hour-long broadcast dedicated to himself will only do one thing: prove that he is the biggest ego-maniac in the history of the world. I'm putting him ahead of Kanye, Donald Trump, Allen Iverson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and anyone else you can think of.

MJ said...

I have to agree. Personally, I find it shocking that people -- fans and reporters alike -- could've been so wrong about Lebron. All we ever heard about him was that he was the anti-Kobe: he was a great teammate and friend and a down-to-earth guy (or as down-to-earth as one can be when they've been called "The Chosen One" since age 15).

Turns out we were all wrong about Lebron. While there's nothing inherenty wrong with his decision to leave -- loyalty in sports is a projection of our own expecations and shattered hopes -- it does reflect poorly on him in the manner in which his likely departure is being handled. Most athletes tell you it's not about the money when they leave. In this case, Lebron is clearly saying that it IS about the money, namely that Cleveland's money isn't good enough for him anymore.

Although in the long run I don't think this will do as much damage to James's image as everyone might think, the one thing that cannot be denied is that the irrevocable trust between James and his fans has been broken and that, once again, the cynics were right and the idealists were wrong. James was never different or special, after all.