Unless you were camping on the planet Pluto this past week, you undoubtedly saw or heard about the Lebon James HISTORIC decision making special on television. Millions of words have already been written about the announcement and an equal number of lives were (supposedly) economically affected by it in Ohio and Florida. In the interest of public sanity, I hereby offer a summation of what Lebron was saying to everyone by his Wayne’s World media lollapalooza,“Screw you, I’m a great basketball player!” There you have it.
Lebron, like all the other superstars in sports and entertainment, really does not care about public reaction for the moment because he knows we are all suckers for what will happen once the season begins. After his first slam dunk or game-winning shot the majority of the sporting world OUTSIDE of Cleveland will shake their head in awe and forget the depravity of an hour-long special trumpeting every self-serving nuance of Lebron James and begin worshipping him anew. Why? Because LeBron’s mantra is effective, “Screw you, I’m a great basketball player!”
The NBA is supposed to stand for the, “National Basketball Association.” However, in the era of selfish players, hyped brand names and corporate sponsors, it is more commonly understood as the, “Narcissistic Beyond Absurdity” experience. Was Lebron’s hour-long special historic in its uniqueness of telling the world where his next team would be? Absolutely. Was it on the level of Elvis (the real King, by the way) and his global television special in Hawaii in 1968 or the Beatles on Ed Sullivan? Not even close.
It was like comparing Tara to a quonset hut. Filet Mignon alongside a can of spam. Imagine, Robert Goulet singing, “Camelot” and then hearing Bucky Beaver singing the Ipana toothpaste song. Don’t ever confuse class with crass. Don’t ever confuse Lebron with John Wooden.
But, it doesn’t really matter to him because as he said the other night in so many words to all of us, “Screw you, I’m a great basketball player!”
So, in summation, if you don’t like my article, “Screw you, I’m a great writer!”
How can I say this with a smile? Easy. I have won the same number of NBA Championships as Lebron James.
That’s my mantra and I’m sticking to it.
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