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Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

Posted on: October 1, 2010 3:33 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

In a radio interview today with WIP in Philadelphia (click that link to listen to the interview), Charles Barkley was on talking about Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick and of course, was asked about LeBron's race comments. Here's Barkley's initial comments transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews:
"It's like watching a movie. Just when you think it couldn't get any stupider, it gets more stupid."
Yeah, I thought of the Dumb and Dumber line too. But Sir Charles has never been one to hold back on his words and he's already been critical of LeBron and his decision to sign with the Heat. So obviously, these comments from Barkley shouldn't come as a surprise. He went on, this time commenting on LeBron making more bad decisions:
“Howard I’m telling you. Sometimes you just say he’s making bad decisions and you’re like okay, he’s gonna get it together. Then he makes more bad decisions. The thing that’s interesting about LeBron, I don’t think Magic, Michael, and myself, we said we wouldn’t have did it. That’s not a criticism. We were asked a question. I don’t want to play with Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, or Michael, I want to beat them. That’s strictly basketball. The only criticism I’ve heard about LeBron and it was my biggest criticism, that decision thing was just stupid. It was stupid. The second thing when they all came out there dancing around on stage, that was silly.

That’s the only thing I’ve heard LeBron get criticized about. That has nothing to do with race. That’s what makes this last thing so stupid. That’s stupid. The only criticism of LeBron has been the decision and the one hour of our life that we can’t have back. And ESPN, oh my God. Oh my God. To go down to training camp and report everyday is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. I’m watching yesterday and one of the guys actually said LeBron looked fierce in practice. I’m like fierce in practice? What the hell does that mean? He was fierce in the second day of training camp. You’re like come on man, he really didn’t say that did he. This summer with LeBron and all the stuff that went on is like a bad movie. You just can’t make this stuff up.”
Love or hate Barkley, you've got to appreciate him always telling it like it is. It's one of the reasons why when he comments on something like this, we find it worthy enough to post on. Barkley just seems to have that kind of influence. Whether or not you agree, it's at least something to think about.
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Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2010 11:55 am
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

TopofDline
REALITYBREAK:


 
This is true for all of us working class bums, but he makes millions off of us bums and he needs to understand, being an idiot does not encourage people to buy his jersey.

Are you trying to gain support from working class people?  Stop hating on LeBron because he's making millions, I suggest you get a profession rather than a job it pays more!



You sound like a politician. Lots of big talk w/o saying anything. Nobody is hating on Lebron because he makes millions. Nobody hates on Tim Duncan bacause he makes millions. We hate on Lebron because he is a classless punk. A very rich and talented punk, but a classsless punk nonetheless.



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2010 3:32 am
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

I don't "hate" LeBron. People overuse the term "hate". I think that's too strong of a word which belies some sort of elevated importance to the man's existence in relation to mine. Yes I am a fan of basketball. Yes I know that he is the most talented player in the game. No I do not hold him in high regard as I do the stars of other major sports. No it is not racial... I am not even black like he is.


This guy is a buffoon. Plain and simple. Why people like you are defending him is beyond me. All of the backlash was self-induced and is sports-related. Specifically, it's competition-related. The point I was making with Magic Johnson/the San Diego Clippers and the 79 Lakers is that drafting a player is an entirely different way of completing your rebuilding process than free agency. It is DECIDEDLY more arbitrary.


Even for Magic, one of the most anticipated rookies in league history, the expected first-year contribution could not NEARLY approach that which is expected from a 7-year veteran all-star with multiple MVPs and Finals experience to his resume. If you think that the two acquisitions are comparable than you are more delusional than Blue Devel and the other posters had indicated. I don't care about bandwagoning fans or any of that stuff. My assessment of the Heat as an illegitimately-constructed championship roster remains. Sure it was legal, but it was a copout move considering the status of LeBron as "the best in the game". Most people see it the same way, but you and LeBron seem to think it's about social injustice so whatever.


You can argue all day and all night that the Cleveland Cavaliers did not surround LeBron with enough talent to win the championship. The results never lie: 127-37 in the regular season, 16-9 in the postseason. Even the postseason record is good! Bro gives up in the elimination game of a series two years in a row and you want to blame the role players? How about the self-proclaimed "savior" who's making 10X everybody else's salary? Where do you hold him accountable?


Maybe you just couldn't comprehend, but in the comparison between Jordan's early 90s Bulls and James' Cavs I accounted for the fact that Pippen > LeBron's top sidekick. What you conveniently failed to address in your reply is the fact that Mo Williams and Delonte West are two of the better perimeter guards in the league right now. Better does not mean premiere ... Chris Paul and Deron Williams are premiere. But what better DOES MEAN is that each player can create their own shot and get to the foul line, hence taking pressure off of the main scorer.


The luxury of having MULTIPLE perimeter threats of that caliber was one which Michael Jordan never enjoyed. It was Pippen or else. Everybody wants to jump on LeBron's jock because he'll dish out 10 assists every other game, but the reality is that he is a ballhog. Williams and West aren't spot-up shooters like John Paxson or Steve Kerr were; they are combo guards that need to have the ball in their hands a little bit in order to find rhythm. But nooooo... the offense went through LeBron 100% of the time. No wonder he has a million more triple doubles than Kobe.


Williams and West were coveted by multiple teams at the time of their respective signings with Cleveland... the Cavs ended up with BOTH guys. NBA-quality guards who can score don't grow on trees. The combined effect of having TWO guys who can go off for 15 or 20 points easily and at any time certainly counters Pippen, who at the end of the day was only ONE person and was susceptible to the double team. And in the playoffs "susceptible" means that it's going to happen.


From time to time in the regular season you would see this effect when LeBron would get bored and allow Williams or West to get to work. West at his best was good for 20, and Williams even 30. In the end, though, LeBron wanted not only to get his 40pts, but his 10 assists and 10 rebounds as well. That crap was good enough to beat Atlanta, but to beat Orlando and Boston it's not. Instead of figuring things out LeBron decides that it would be easier to upgrade his "assist targets" from Williams and West to Bosh and D-Wade. Good for him... mind you that's not like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. It's more like Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, and Karl Malone. LeBron is a fraud who doesn't need, nor acknowledge, nor even want your support... why give it???









Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2010 4:45 pm
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment


@overbored:

My reply and comparison was to Blue Devel and his lame excuse about the Magic and Kareem Combo and the other NBA Greats.  But since you joined in here we go.

Gail Goodrich left the Lakers as a restricted free-agent and when he signed with the New Orleans Jazz they had to compensate the Lakers.  New Orleans did so by giving the Lakers three draft picks, including its first-round pick in 1979.  When the Jazz (who moved to Utah in 1979) finished with the league's worst record in 1978-79, the Lakers found themselves holding the No. 1 overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft.  End of story!  As you can see your What if clipper theory about a trade is pointless. 

Your comparison of James' Cavaliers to the Bulls Dynasty is also ridiculous, when the Bulls won their first Championship Pippen had developed into one of the Top 5 players in the League and Horace Grant (All-star & 4 All-Defensive Team) was a Top PF as well behind Barkley and Karl Malone.  Although the Cavaliers finished with the top record in the league two years in a row that necessarily doesn't mean anything except for home court during the playoffs.  Let's be honest the Eastern Conf. is not as competitive as the West so of course they finished with the best record, but the playoffs are different.  You're not playing the Nets or the Knicks you're playing Orlando and the Celtics.  Better teams and better coaching.  The playoffs are about matchups or in Cleveland's case mismatches.  Mismatches that were taken advantage of during a seven game series. 

Hate LeBron and call him what you like just don't try and justify it with some lame excuse. 

I've alwasy like Sir Charles it's just funny how people are agreeing with him now since he's against LeBron but they forget that Charles has been labeled prejudice himself for some of his prior commentsUndecided.





Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2010 11:48 am
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

Lebron`s a jackass, tell me something i did`nt already know!!!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2010 10:42 am
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

You live al your life in Akron, Toledo, Scranton PA, Albany NY, Duluth Minnesota, Bangor Maine, Kalamazoo Michigan ...and at age 26 you are offered a five year contract to play in Miami and South Beach with Dwayen Wade and Chris Bosh. Your own team has not found you a legfitimate second option (never mind third) in 7 years. 


What do you do, the 26 year old kid? Take the extra 15 million or so in Cleveland or just take 100 million and go to Miami.. Remeber, you make a TON in endorsements also.

There is only one life on eartth. Only one period you are 26 - 30. One time on earth.

What do you do?

I feel it is HIS CHOICE.

PS: Your owner thinks you are a quitter and will be vile and very bitter publicly towards you if you leave. He is an arrogant jerk.



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: October 3, 2010 4:39 am
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

@ : don't you think that the draft is much more laborious than free agency? Wasn't there the element of giving something up in order to improve? I mean, you had to trade a star player, Gail Goodrich, in order to get the top overall pick from New Orleans in 1979.


The previous season LA went 47-35. They won a playoff series. Your interstate rivals, the then San Diego Clippers, went 43-39 and barely missed postseason basketball. What if the Clippers had decided to make a play for the number one overall pick? What if they had offered stars Randy Smith and Bill Walton to New Orleans? It would have been an equally tempting package... and the Clippers could have drafted Magic as their sidekick for World B. Free. Wouldn't that be something? Magic and World B. Free?


Drafting means that the team picks the player, but last I checked free agency means that the player picks the team.


I don't see how LA building it's 80's dynasty even compares with Miami building it's 2010's dynasty...


You're a Laker fan and I understand that you are trying to be fair to Heat fans, but this isn't about Heat fans. Nobody cares what the fans do. They can switch their allegiance from their hometown team to the Heat all day long. There are some people who root for the Yankees in baseball, Saints in football, and now Miami in basketball and it's perfectly fine . Separate issue. People who rooted for Miami before "the decision" deserve to have a spectacular champion. And they had a champion... in Dwyane Wade.


If this were all about race why isn't D-Wade drawing more ire? Or Bosh?


No, this is about LeBron being a fraud. Any normal sports fan can see that, hence the widespread "hatred" across America. Has nothing to do with race. I'm not white, but I don't approve of it either. He came into the league proclaiming to be the next Jordan while donning a number 23 jersey. Now LeBron wants to team up with his 2nd biggest rival in the game?


And this is competitive sports we're talking about... so yes D-Wade was LeBron's rival.


When things are going well he's all smiles and giggles and silly dances. But when push comes to shove, and he has to rely on more than just talent to get the job done, LeBron folds. How does that make him like Jordan? How is he the "air apparent?" We saw it against Boston last season and against Orlando the season before that.


All the experts made the 2008-09 Cavs (66-16) and the 2009-10 Cavs (61-21) prohibited favorites in the Eastern Conference playoffs. When Cleveland was winning in the regular season everybody beamed at how great his supporting cast fit together. They "had so much fun together", and "seemed to like each other". But when they started losing in the postseason everybody cried that "LeBron has no help!" Which one is it then?


Winning in anything is hard. You have to put in the time and the commitment to prepare, but you also have to be gutsy and gritty when all of the things you've worked for are suddenly on the line. It takes more than just talent and luck.


You correctly mentioned that LeBron spent 7 years in Cleveland without winning a title. Well, I'm a Bulls fan and I'll remind you that it took Michael Jordan 7 long years to break through. I watched the games. It wasn't 7 years of just smiling, giggling, and dancing on the sidelines. And MJ wasn't busy telling the GM which moves to make for 7 years either. It was 7 years of sweat, blood, work, frustration, humiliation, and finally redemption.


Of course, some of you are going to say that "LeBron never had a Scottie Pippen the way Michael Jordan did". Well, let's analyze that.


1991 Chicago Bulls     
      
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   2010 Cleveland Cavaliers
F-Scottie Pippen     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p; F- Antawn Jamison    &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;  Pippen>Jamison
F-Horace Grant     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;   F- LeBron James     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;   James>Grant
G-John Paxson     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;  G- Delonte West     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;    West>Paxson
G-Michael Jordan     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     G- Mo Williams         
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
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bsp;     &
nbsp;     
   Jordan>Williams
C-Bill Cartwright    &
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;     &nbs
p;     &nb
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bsp;     &
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  C- Shaq     &
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     even an old Shaq>Cartwright


Ignoring the center position it's tied. If you count centers it becomes 3-2 Cleveland. And Cleveland arguably had a deeper bench than our 91 team with Anthony Parker, J.J. Hickson, Varejao, and big Z to relieve Shaq. The only usable reserves we had were Will Perdue and B.J. Armstrong. We only had 3 players- Jordan, Pippen, and Armstrong- who could create their own shots. The Cavs had 4 --> James, Jamison, West, and Williams.


What's the biggest difference in those two heavyweight rosters, both of which, ironically, blew through the Eastern Conference and the regular season to the tune of 61-21? Actually, it is NOT the presence of a Scottie Pippen-caliber sidekick on the left hand side. It's the absence of a Michael Jordan-caliber leader on the right hand side. The rosters are very evenly matched in every other aspect. Numbers don't lie.


Sure, LeBron will win his titles in Miami. Three or four of them at least. His talents will carry the Heat to 60 or 70 wins a year. But it will be Dwayne Wade's Jordan-esque guts that clinch the mandatory 16 playoff victories. LeBron is not a leader, and he is not less selfish than Kobe. He only passes the ball to bulk up his own stats, and when he loses he points the finger in any direction except his own.


The backlash is warranted because LeBron is a fraud. He might be the most physically-gifted player in the NBA, but his "decision" proved to the world that he isn't even close to having the guts, heart, and drive of a Jordan. LeBron ran away from the challenge. People who watch sports for the love of competition are all turned off by his move.



You can call Charles Barkley bitter for having never won a ring, but you can't call Jordan bitter. Or Magic. Or Bird. The true competitors of this sport understand that we're not in the 1980s or 90s anymore, but what they can't understand is why the self-proclaimed savior of the NBA chose to give up on self-improvement and pursue easy glory. Times change, but principles don't.




Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: October 3, 2010 4:30 am
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

@ : don't you think that the draft is much more laborious than free agency? Wasn't there the element of giving something up in order to improve? I mean, you had to trade a star player, Gail Goodrich, in order to get the top overall pick from New Orleans in 1979.


The previous season LA went 47-35. They won a playoff series. Your interstate rivals, the then San Diego Clippers, went 43-39 and barely missed postseason basketball. What if the Clippers had decided to make a play for the number one overall pick? What if they had offered stars Randy Smith and Bill Walton to New Orleans? It would have been an equally tempting package... and the Clippers could have drafted Magic as their sidekick for World B. Free. Wouldn't that be something? Magic and World B. Free?


Drafting means that the team picks the player, but last I checked free agency means that the player picks the team.


I don't see how LA building it's 80's dynasty even compares with Miami building it's 2010's dynasty...


You're a Laker fan and I understand that you are trying to be fair to Heat fans, but this isn't about Heat fans. Nobody cares what the fans do. They can switch their allegiance from their hometown team to the Heat all day long. There are some people who root for the Yankees in baseball, Saints in football, and now Miami in basketball and it's perfectly fine . Separate issue. People who rooted for Miami before "the decision" deserve to have a spectacular champion. And they had a champion... in Dwyane Wade.


If this were all about race why isn't D-Wade drawing more ire? Or Bosh?


No, this is about LeBron being a fraud. Any normal sports fan can see that, hence the widespread "hatred" across America. Has nothing to do with race. I'm not white, but I don't approve of it either. He came into the league proclaiming to be the next Jordan while donning a number 23 jersey. Now LeBron wants to team up with his 2nd biggest rival in the game?


And this is competitive sports we're talking about... so yes D-Wade was LeBron's rival.


When things are going well he's all smiles and giggles and silly dances. But when push comes to shove, and he has to rely on more than just talent to get the job done, LeBron folds. How does that make him like Jordan? How is he the "air apparent?" We saw it against Boston last season and against Orlando the season before that.


All the experts made the 2008-09 Cavs (66-16) and the 2009-10 Cavs (61-21) prohibited favorites in the Eastern Conference playoffs. When Cleveland was winning in the regular season everybody beamed at how great his supporting cast fit together. They "had so much fun together", and "seemed to like each other". But when they started losing in the postseason everybody cried that "LeBron has no help!" Which one is it then?


Winning in anything is hard. You have to put in the time and the commitment to prepare, but you also have to be gutsy and gritty when all of the things you've worked for are suddenly on the line. It takes more than just talent and luck.


You correctly mentioned that LeBron spent 7 years in Cleveland without winning a title. Well, I'm a Bulls fan and I'll remind you that it took Michael Jordan 7 long years to break through. I watched the games. It wasn't 7 years of just smiling, giggling, and dancing on the sidelines. And MJ wasn't busy telling the GM which moves to make for 7 years either. It was 7 years of sweat, blood, work, frustration, humiliation, and finally redemption.


Of course, some of you are going to say that "LeBron never had a Scottie Pippen the way Michael Jordan did". Well, let's analyze that.


1991 Chicago Bulls     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
   2010 Cleveland Cavaliers
F-Scottie Pippen     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p; F- Antawn Jamison    &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;  Pippen>Jamison
F-Horace Grant     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;   F- LeBron James     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;   James>Grant
G-John Paxson     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;  G- Delonte West     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;    West>Paxson
G-Michael Jordan     
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
      
;     G- Mo Williams         
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
   Jordan>Williams
C-Bill Cartwright    &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
  C- Shaq     &
nbsp;     
      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;     
     even an old Shaq>Cartwright


Ignoring the center position it's tied. If you count centers it becomes 3-2 Cleveland. And Cleveland arguably had a deeper bench than our 91 team with Anthony Parker, J.J. Hickson, Varejao, and big Z to relieve Shaq. The only usable reserves we had were Will Perdue and B.J. Armstrong. We only had 3 players- Jordan, Pippen, and Armstrong- who could create their own shots. The Cavs had 4 --> James, Jamison, West, and Williams.


What's the biggest difference in those two heavyweight rosters, both of which, ironically, blew through the Eastern Conference and the regular season to the tune of 61-21? Actually, it is NOT the presence of a Scottie Pippen-caliber sidekick on the left hand side. It's the absence of a Michael Jordan-caliber leader on the right hand side. The rosters are very evenly matched in every other aspect. Numbers don't lie.


Sure, LeBron will win his titles in Miami. Three or four of them at least. His talents will carry the Heat to 60 or 70 wins a year. But it will be Dwayne Wade's Jordan-esque guts that clinch the mandatory 16 playoff victories. LeBron is not a leader, and he is not less selfish than Kobe. He only passes the ball to bulk up his own stats, and when he loses he points the finger in any direction except his own.


The backlash is warranted because LeBron is a fraud. He might be the most physically-gifted player in the NBA, but his "decision" proved to the world that he isn't even close to having the guts, heart, and drive of a Jordan. LeBron ran away from the challenge. People who watch sports for the love of competition are all turned off by his move.



You can call Charles Barkley bitter for having never won a ring, but you can't call Jordan bitter. Or Magic. Or Bird. The true competitors of this sport understand that we're not in the 1980s or 90s anymore, but what they can't understand is why the self-proclaimed savior of the NBA chose to give up on self-improvement and pursue easy glory. Times change, but principles don't.



Since: Sep 25, 2010
Posted on: October 3, 2010 3:29 am
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

CoolOne of the very few sportscasters that doesn't mind mixing it up.  If you say something worthy of praise he will respond with the appropriate praise.  Say or do something stupid and face the rath of Khan.  I like him because he doesn't hold back.  If your stupid prepare to hear about it.  Go Sir Charles!Foot in mouth

Scott Murphy
Tar Heel 4 Life



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: October 2, 2010 9:41 pm
 

Barkley weighs in on LeBron's race comment

BlueDevs3581:

I'll say it now and every day someone wants to bring up how Magic had Kareem or MJ had Pippen none of these combos were ever made they were developed man.


Do your homework before you open your mouth.  When the Lakers drafted Earvin 'Magic' Johnson their roster already included Kareem, Jamal Wilkes, Norm Nixon and Michael Cooper.  As a ROOKIE Magic led the Lakers to the 1980 Championship and was voted Finals MVP.  There was NO development Magic was the missing piece to the puzzle!  With Jerry West as the GM they continued their committment to winning as he drafted and traded for the following players: James Worthy, AC Green, Byron Scott, Bob McAdoo and Mychael Thompson.  When the Celtics drafted Larry Bird their roster included Cedric Maxwell, Dave Cowens and Nate Archibald.  The following year they traded for Robert Parrish and drafted Kevin McHale and eventually won the first of three championships together.  Again no development just a committment to winning, they soon traded for Danny Ainge and Dennis Johnson.  The exception here is MJ!  Yes he had to wait until Pippen developed into an All-star but once he did they were unstoppaBULL!  Magic never won a championship without Kareem and Bird never won without Parrish and McHale.  Whom did LeBron have in Cleveland? 

If the owners ever conspired like this though the players union would be screaming conspiracy.  

Your statements remind me of the movie Dumb & Dumber!  Do you honestly believe that owners and GM(s) do not talk amongst themselves?  How did the Celtics get Kevin Garnett?  Wasn't Kevin McHale the GM of the Timberwolves?  What team did McHale play for?  Who is the current head of Basketball operations for the Celtics?  Were Danny Ainge and Kevin McHale ever teammates?  Collusion?  Maybe. 

Also, don't root for the Lakers we don't want you on our bandwagon, we're trying to kick people off.  Just wait on your beloved Knicks to DEVELOP a Championship team.


REALITYBREAK:

You miss the point. It's the way he left Cleveland. He literally punked the entire city that supported him. He shows no loyalty and no class. He is now showing no common sense. I tried to believe he erred on the side of being young and letting his friends influence his decisions, but it keeps getting worse. The dude is lost and doesn't get it. He left a team that did what he asked year after year. He made the decisions up there. Now he runs away once he finds out his decisons (funny play on words, eh) are mostly mistakes.

You miss the point, If the owner of a Sports franchise can not get his star player to sign a contract extension or commit for the future be advised that player doesn't want to be there.  If Dan 'Danny Boy' Gilbert let LeBron dictate what moves to make for that organization he doesn't need to be the owner of that team.  He's an even bigger idiot than I thought.  You do not placate his every impulse or desire, you run your organization like you have a pair!  

 
This is true for all of us working class bums, but he makes millions off of us bums and he needs to understand, being an idiot does not encourage people to buy his jersey.

Are you trying to gain support from working class people?  Stop hating on LeBron because he's making millions, I suggest you get a profession rather than a job it pays more!















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