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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: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:06 pm

LeFavre James

Can James set up 6 hats and knock out them off one by one then ESPN can go to a commercial break when its down to the final 2 and make this into a true reality show

Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 7:58 pm

LeFavre James

idk what you all are talking about, its not Lebrons fault everybody is obsessed with what he does.. he is simply turning YOUR obsession into money for a great charity.. and then people say now no matter what he does hes an ass... the reaction this seems to be causing does not seem very sensible to me.. Lebron you are terrible for exploiting all these ppl to benefit a charity haha :)

Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 6:57 pm

LeFavre James

Wow Freeman you truly are a piece of work. 

Your ego doesn't seem healthy at all if you feel you need to get a cheap shot about make up in at the end, like a coward.

Your Favre comparison is ridiculous, as LBJ is giving whatever team he signs with ample time to formulate a strategy and sign players.

Most players in the league ALREADY have an opinion on LBJ (or the ' Ringless King'), and this wont sway them.

U say this is the most ridiculous thing any athlete has ever done - the moneys going to charity u schmuck.

Pimping out a news organization?  Do you mean appearing on ESPN to generate UNBELIEVEABLE off season ratings?  Seems to me like a certain website is being pimped out by a malicious 'sports writer' / bitter meat head. 

Is Freeman a grown man?  Because this article reeks of jealousy, resentment, and adolescence.  (Kinda like a concust former football player tried to write it).

Dude go coach football or something because your opinions just stir the pot and make people angry with CBS. 

Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 6:07 pm

LeFavre James

One thing I've noticed is how many times I've heard that he wants to be a billionaire athlete and how teams like the Nets were trying to sell him on how they could turn him into a global icon. I really haven't heard much about winning championships meaning more to him than anything else. It's been more about getting NBA legends and executives to stroke ego and beg him to sign with their team. Pat Reilly even called the whole process "demeaning" after he met with LeBron. The big difference between him and a guy like Jordan is that Jordan wanted to win first and foremost. Sure he was a marketing machine and the cornerstone of numerous brands but that came after he beat the brains in of anyone that got in the way of winning. Even after he was worth hundreds of millions of dollars winning still came first. I guess you can't blame LeBron though since he's part of the current "me first", self promoting generation of athletes.

As far as the proceeds of the circus he has planned for tomorrow night going to charity goes - he has no choice but to do that. It's the only thing he can do to salvage some shred of credibility after this whole thing. He would get crucified if he were to try and milk even more money out of this process on top of the $100 million he'll be making already.

Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 5:51 pm

LeFavre James

bastian, you should feel dumb for not agreeing he is stroking his own ego.  You even say that he is the "self proclaimed king".  He's king of nothing.  He has never won anything.  He has been handed everything his whole life and has had everyone tell him how great he was since junior high.  As a Bulls fan, I hope he goes to the Knicks.  I dont what a player who cares more about putting on a show and flexing in front of fans instead of taking care of business of playing basketball and winning championships.  I'd rather have Ray Allen, and the Bulls will be better than the Knicks (with LeEgo & Amare), and the Heat (with Bosh & Wade).  Rose, Allen, Boozer, Noah, Deng and Taj Gibson off the bench would look pretty solid and compete with any team.

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 5:08 pm

LeFavre James

Mike Freeman is one of the most eloquent writers of our generations, using such terms as Michael Vick being a "grown-ass man".  Not to mention his most recent creative venture, LeFavre James.  Wow.  It's no wonder that this guy sets the bar for other columnists, not only on, but for every other website in the entire known UNIVERSE.  
Freeman, you are not clever nor are you funny.  LeFavre is just a stretch to try to insult two players in the same word.  Get over yourself.  

Since: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 5:02 pm

LeFavre James

 I agree except there was Roger Clemens. Farve and James were there when the games began. Clemens clearly felt he was bigger than the game. Playing half a season was easily more egotistical than skipping some training camps or just being a big pub hound. And yes, it takes longer to say "goodbye" than to say "I'm staying". I won"t be watching.

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 5:02 pm

LeFavre James

Thanks for not making a point douche

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 4:50 pm

LeFavre James

This is for BASTIAN

hes inviting ESPN to air the broadcast what are they supposed to say no? 
dont get mad freeman because you write for the second hand sports website. i should be mad because i read the second hand sports website. 
ESPN is a crap website...I am in no way associated with CBS, nor do i generally care for Freemans columns.  But Ill tell you what...CBS is free...I dont have to pay $15 a year to read John claytons opinion on TO or Buck Showalters commentary on being a good guy...

As far as ESPN goes you can have it...the giant stich they run out of that channel is a joke.  This LeBron thing is right up their alley.  Obsurd Hype over something that is big news but they blow it up to the point it is disgusting....

As far as Lebron goes...WIN A TITLE WHERE YOU ARE THE CLEAR STAR OF THE TEAM...THEN CALL YOURSELF THE KING...Until then I will always remember you as the guy that just FLAT OUT QUIT with 90 seconds left in Game 6 against the Celtics.....

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 4:48 pm

LeFavre James

Why all the hate?  Why be mad at Lebron for what the media is doing?

;     &nbs
p;      This ridiculous show was LaBron's and "his people's" Idea. Shame on ESPN for taking part in it, but this was all LaBron and his gigantic ego wanting more TV time. In my opinion the NBA has become a mockery because of clowns like LaBron that think what they do to make ridiculous amounts of money is really somehow contributing to society. Stunts like this only strengthen how I feel about them.

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