Friday, July 09, 2010

What Did LeBron Accomplish?

SI's great Joe Posnanski lays it all out.

An excerpt:

And after entering what should have been the two most glorious months of his life, LeBron James comes out of it having collapsed in the playoffs. He signed with a team that already has its No. 1 star… and for $30 million less than he could have gotten. His hometown hates him so much there’s footage on television of fans burning his jersey. The papers and Internet are now filled with stories about how he’s unpopular, unfeeling, a traitor, afraid of the bright lights. He’s widely viewed, at least for the moment, as the petulant and narcissistic star on one of the most ill-conceived television efforts in the history of sport. And his King James brand suddenly doesn’t look so great anymore.

That’s one heck of a magic trick, isn’t it? It’s sort of like he ACTUALLY DID saw a lady in half.

Perhaps the most classic "WTF?" moment in the history of sports?


le0pard13 said...

A splendid summary of this entire train-wreck. Thanks, Jeff.

le0pard13 said...

Here's Matt Taibbi's take. Trust me, I think you'll appreciate his thoughts. Thanks, Jeff.