Even though I’ve been “away” for the past week or so, I haven’t totally been out of the loop of current events. Really, I’m surprised that nobody already wrote about this. And I’m kinda relieved because this story pisses me off.
I’m sure you all saw what happened on ESPN at about 9:20 Thursday night. That “traitor” LeBron James “sold out” Cleveland because he decided to sign with a team where he has a chance at a championship.
I guess you can kinda tell what my take on this issue is. Even though I’m really disinterested when it comes to pro-sports I have thought about this. I really do agree with LeBron and I have to laugh at all the people getting upset. Face it, pro-sports are a business. Basketball is a job for people like LeBron. So all this talk about “betraying” Cleveland, all this “stay here for the fans” stuff is laughable because it is a BUSINESS!!! And the main idea of business is making money and getting ahead. He spent seven years here and won squat. Considering how important championships are in this profession it makes sense that someone of his level would want to be somewhere he can win. He made a hard, yet wise business decision and I hope it works out for him.
Now, as for the fans. These people make me sick. There was a dude crying on ABC News the other night!! Actually in tears calling it the worst day of his life. People were burning jerseys in the streets. And I’ll bet LeBron was laughing at the bank over that, since you already put the cash in his pockets and now you’re burning it, moron. Also, the fact that police departments in two cities had to be involved in this is pathetic. Yay, ghetto Cleveland has cops guarding a huge billboard(which has been removed now).
See folks, this is why you don’t idolize pro-athletes. They don’t care about you, they don’t care about anything. Yet so many kids continue to worship roided up egomaniacs. Like the comments at one TV station a few people said their kids were crying because LeBron was leaving Cleveland. The cynical meanie in me kinda enjoyed James departure for the mere fact it will shatter the ones who worship at the altar of King James. Teach em early that sports is about nothing more than money and winning and not worth the time or attention.
Oh, and the media. I’m haven’t even began with you yet. The first station I turned to was 8 at 10pm. Jesus H. Christ, I thought Bill Martin was gonna go burn a LeBron jersey along with the rest of the FOX8 news team. They had the word “traitor” worked into the graphics package for coverage of this. It’s almost as if nothing else happened in the city that night. Oh wait, other shit did happen. You just wouldn’t know by watching the news. They were whining just like that little bitch Dan Gilbert and his tear soaked “I HATE U!!! letter he wrote that night. Haha, jokes on you Gilby cause now you’re getting a fine!! 😀
So, ummm, cool. Whatever. He’s already in Miami, talk is dying down. Time to move on and forget how people lost their collective shit over a billionaire taking his ball and going to play with someone else.