Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:09 am
The title pretty much says it all, doesn't it? LeBron James is a moron, and LeBron James is a coward. This stuff is obvious, but James hasn't gotten to the point -- doesn't deserve to ever get to the point -- where his crimes against common sense and courtesy should be ignored or written off as old news.
Although it is getting rather old. In a delightful, how-low-can-he-go sort of way.
The latest was James' declaration that "karma is a b----" after Cleveland was routed by 55 points by the Lakers on Tuesday night. Shortly after the game went final, James sent out his Tweet heard 'round the world, commenting on karma and concluding that "'God sees everything!"
James never mentioned Cleveland specifically, but he didn't have to. The timing was obvious. The implication was clear. Cleveland had been mean to him when he left for the Heat, the townsfolk burning his jersey and the owner firing off a red-hot letter to the fans vowing to win a title before "the self-proclaimed King."
After that 55-point loss to the Lakers, Cleveland had the worst record in the NBA. Miami was No. 1 in the East. Karma, James told us, is a b----.
After the world recoiled in disgust at James' cruelty, James backed off: That Tweet wasn't directed at Cleveland. He didn't say who it was directed to, didn't say specifically or even give a hint generically, meaning that was a lie right up there with "the dog ate my homework" or "I had no idea what the word contraction meant."
And in case anyone saw through the transparency of his lie that he hadn't been talking about Cleveland, James said something else: That wasn't even him who wrote that Tweet. Here's a hint to James, and to future liars everywhere: When you're giving two different excuses, telling two completely unrelated stories to cover your tracks, you're busted. You know it. We know it.
So finally, after the contraction fiasco followed by this Tweet nonsense, what we know is this: James isn't smart enough to know when he's about to say something stupid. And he isn't brave enough to stand behind his words when the world calls him on his stupidity.
At this point, maybe he should just shut up.
Posted on: December 23, 2010 9:34 am
I suppose we should thank LeBron James. He certainly made it easy on us, what with his 26th birthday coming next week and all of us wondering, "What do you give the guy who has everything?"
No worries, people. LeBron took care of it. He's giving himself a birthday bash on South Beach, complete with a marketing campaign worthy of the spoiled, entitled, tone-deaf prima donna brat he has become. Don't believe me? Check out this link, which notes, among other things, that LeBron deserves -- and will give himself -- "a royal themed [party] fitting for a birthday celebration of a king, channeling an ambiance of extravagant court life."
And here, I was going to get him a pair of socks.
Why am I focusing on this birthday party? Because it's the latest example of how removed LeBron James is from reality, doing things because he can -- without ever asking himself if he should.
First there was The Decision, the way he ripped out Cleveland's heart on national television and was genuinely shocked at the reaction. Then came The Dissension, when James had one of his peeps leak it to ESPN.com that The King was unhappy with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
Now, The Birthday. Reading from The King's brochure, I can tell you that this "event will attract Athletes, Models, and Musicians. As well political figures, socialites, tastemakers and affluent leaders from various industries including Art, Business, and Finance."
I can also tell you that "this happening will consist of a A-List crowd of multicultural, savvy trendsetters, and jetsetters that reinvent and set the tone for a chic lifestyle."
Because that's what I think of, when I think of LeBron James. I think of a savvy trendsetter, and a jetsetter who has reinvented and set the tone for a chic lifestyle.
Also, I think of a jerk who throws himself a million-dollar birthday party on South Beach, celebrating the late-December birth of his lord and savior.
Posted on: June 1, 2009 11:03 am
Reason No. 673 why people dislike the sports media: The LeBron James Incident.
You've heard about it. After Cleveland lost Saturday to Orlando, James left the court without shaking the Magic's hands. Then he left the locker room without speaking to the media.
Tsk, tsk, LeBron!
It's not just that story in the L.A. Times. It's everywhere. When the players are too chummy with the opposition, hugging before basketball games or hanging out around the batting cage before baseball games, it suggests "no competitive fire." But when James is so passionately upset that his team didn't win, and he immediately leaves the floor and then the arena, he has "no class."
What a bunch of crap. Orlando had just advanced to the NBA Finals on its own floor. Confetti and fireworks and whatever else were going off. Leaving the court as quickly as possible doesn't mean James is a poor sport. It means he's hurting.
Blowing off the media ... I can live with that, too. There is no on/off switch on passion and disappointment. There is no established time frame. James was stinging, and after dealing with the media all season, he didn't want to deal with it -- with us -- on this night. Big deal.
Posted on: May 28, 2009 7:47 pm
CLEVELAND -- Well, it sure sounds that way.
Don't take it from me. Take it from the man himself, LeBron James, who has made several curious comments since Cleveland lost Game 4 to Orlando to fall down 3-1 in this series.
"We are looking forward to the challenge," he said after Game 4. "I know I am. So I will be ready, and I think our guys will be ready, too."
Posted on: May 22, 2009 6:15 pm
Edited on: May 22, 2009 6:21 pm
CLEVELAND -- I got to Quicken Loans Arena shortly after 5 p.m. for tonight's 8:30 p.m. tipoff, because I'm professional like that, and who was out there on the floor shooting jumpers? LeBron James. More importantly, who was out there with him?
No Mo Williams. No Delonte West. No, dare I say it, Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
The one guy who doesn't need to practice, was. The three guys who do need to practice? Weren't.
No, I didn't forget Anderson Varejao. He doesn't need to practice shooting. He needs to practice not shooting, which means he was right where he needed to be at 5 p.m. Wherever that was.
More blogging to follow. Because I'm professional like that.
Posted on: March 6, 2008 7:22 am
LeBron hung 50 on the Knicks in the Garden, but he says what happened next was "the most unbelievable thing that's ever happened to me." What happened next? Not to give it away, but a man got arrested because of what happened next.
What the hell is a "sports sociology class" and why is an NFL player teaching it? And where is Clovis Community College? So many questions.
Turns out Broncos D-lineman Marcus Thomas has an alibi for being caught with cocaine: It belonged to a member of his posse, not to Thomas. Hey, what's a posse for? Show them a grenade, and they jump on it.
Here's a politician who just killed his career in New York: He's begging Capitol Hill to leave Roger Clemens alone. Says poor little Roger has been through enough already. What a bozo. Both of them.
Former lottery pick Tyrus Thomas skipped practice with the Bulls. Just didn't show up. Imagine the nerve. Just ... doesn't show.
One day after the Yankees threw a perfect game, the Braves couldn't manage a lousy no-hitter. But they sure did come close.
With Mauricio Rua injured and out, the UFC found a new opponent for Chuck Liddell at UFC 85. Unlike Rua, this guy can't beat Liddell.
UFC druggie Kevin Randleman is coming back ... against "the Snowman."