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LeFavre James

Posted on: July 6, 2010 10:50 pm
We now have a winner for Greatest Ego of All Time.

There's only one choice. There will always be only one choice.

LeFavre James.

LeFavre is apparently holding a primetime news conference on ESPN on Thursday night. We'll put aside for a moment that a news organization is allowing itself to be pimped out by LeFavre.

We'll instead focus on the grand, gigantic, Jupiter-sized ego of James. This is one of the most ridiculous things ever done by a professional athlete and that's saying something.

I'm on record stating it's a good thing for James and the other free agents to make as much money as possible. But this is going too far.

James isn't in high school announcing he's going to Florida State. He's a professional athlete, a grown man, and this reeks of horrid ego and childish insecurities.

James is out of control. He will lose the support of a great many people for this and across the NBA players will laugh at him. They'll shake their heads and laugh at him.

All this for a guy who is ringless.

Good luck, LeFavre.

Should we get you some makeup for your primetime appearance?

Category: NBA
Tags: Cavaliers

Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:28 pm

LeFavre James

My post on the other thread firmly cements my stand - so I won't say it again here. 

Taking this to a different thought process though, if you were to guess what he is going to say, what would it be?

I see it as one of three things.  He will either use this hour to:

1)  (probability=60%) Announce he is staying in Cleveland, revere the city, be a hero to them, show clips of him as a kid in his hometown, show clips of fans adoring him, etc, etc.  Really make it a heartfelt "I'm a hero for staying, see?" type of thing, or

2)  (probability= 35%) He is signing elsewhere, and needs the hour to justify it to himself and to the City of Cleveland.  A closing argument, if you will, as to why he is signing with Chicago/Miami/New Jersey/New York.

3) (probability = 5%)  In the final 5 minutes of the show, Wade and Bosh join him at the table, and they all reach under it and pull out the same hat or jersey, and announce together where all three of them will play.

Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:15 pm

LeFavre James

It is completely ridiculous. However, it is just one of many of the ridiculous things that happen these days.
If he goes on national TV to say he is leaving Cleveland then he is slapping the City in the face.
If he goes on there and says I'm a Cav and will be for life then fine, I will get it.
I pray he stays with the Cavs because one of the greatest NBA players is going to look like a complete fool if he picks Chicago.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:11 pm

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:10 pm

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Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:10 pm

LeFavre James

While I agree this is pretty stupid at least the proceeds from the advertising fees are going to charity.

Since: May 24, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:09 pm

LeFavre James

I don't normally agree with your articles.
This announcement, though...
I don't know.  I have long supported James, and defended people who attacked his ego.  I can't really blame him for making a big deal out of free agency, as it is a major decision.  This, though, makes me wonder.  He's important, sure, and I suppose as sports news go, this will be the story of the week, but it just feels a bit too egotistical.  At least he's donating the money... but really?  Does he need an hour on ESPN to give a news conference choosing his new team? Ugh.
Part of me wonders if he'd really go on TV to spend an hour breaking up with the Cavaliers.

Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: July 6, 2010 11:06 pm

LeFavre James

I have nothing to say other than I totally agree.  How ridiculous.

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