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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: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:31 pm

LeFavre James

Number 3 would be a total trip!  I say he is staying in Cleveland, but again, that number 3 would be wild.  Oh, and the Lakers would still beat them..LOL!!!

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:30 pm

LeFavre James

Number 3 would be a total trip!  I say he is staying in Cleveland, but again, that number 3 would be wild.  Oh, and the Lakers would still beat them..LOL!!!

Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:29 pm

LeFavre James

Re you LeBron's mom?

Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:24 pm

LeFavre James

Hey Idiot,

They're putting it on TV to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Some ego.

I dare you not to watch if it bugs you so much.

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:22 pm

Freeman tops his own stupidity mark

Man, I really hate the media.  They have got to be the most pointless piece of garbage in the sports world today.

First; I believe Lebron isn't waiting until camp to make his decision.  So Favre-like is inappropriate. (not faulting Favre either; if I was 40 and pondering retirement; I'd take my time too....  It isn't like Favre didn't make it obvious he will wait til the last moment and likely skip most of camp).  If you can do it and it serves the team best (he likely will stay healthier longer - something you have to worry about when you age); then where is the problem exactly?  Do you think the Vikings are unsure?  Favre is talking to them; just like he did Green Bay.  Media just enjoys downing Favre then actually producing factual information.  Lets let our jealously write.  Do you remember those fools in HS that acted the same way????  That is the world of the majority of sports writers.

Second; if Lebron was making his announcement for Freeman; he'd be writing a blog about how great Lebron is.

Third:  It is highly likely Lebron was asked to do the special for ESPN for marketing purposes.

I for one would rather hear Lebron in a hour long show then constantly hear on ESPN what one player recently twittered?  And maybe Lebron feels he needs to put out an everyone and their mother is trying to determine where he is going and why.....  Questions answered; right?  From a valid source...not a Freeman type bull-thrower.

Lebron is one of the most interesting athletes whether Freeman likes it or not.  And I bet it will get plenty of press; myself included.  And I'm not a Lebron or Cavs fan.  But I am a realist.  Lebron is talented and he is likeable.  And wherever he goes; he has a right to choose what is best for him.  Unfortunately; due to press; he will have to re-explain the obvious.  Or maybe; he'll just stay and state his reasonings.  What exactly is wrong with this?

Is there a sports writer than can write about sports positively?  Does anyone care that Beasley smoked pot?  Does anyone care that Russell has cough medicine?  Is Favre so wrong to think and ponder retirement at his age?  I'd rather see more positive articles and more factual would be really nice.  You'd be surprised how many folks would read it.

I can say this; not enough sports writers made it to the world of sports.  Or those that made it...hate that better athletes get the attention.  So they are the guys that sit around and try to exact revenge cause they didn't accomplish in their life what others did.

My take is:  grow up and get a life.  Only then can you truly become a good writer/reporter.  The media itself arranges this meeting and you as a media individual blame James.  When in all reality; it is the sports media fault.  And you are part of that.  So the only...LeEgo are the sportswriters.

Not Favre and Not Lebron.  They are making life decisions and everyone wants to know what they do and why.  It isn't like we can depend on writers to actually get information.  Isn't it easier just guessing and insulting.....  Apparently; yes.

Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:22 pm

Why not just make a donation of YOUR OWN MONEY???

I'm sickened by the response of people on here that justify LeBrons behavior by saying its a good thing hes donating the money he raises... How about this: If he wants to make a donation to the B&G club, why not just write a damn check??? Doesn't he have enough money??? Guess who ultimately pays for his donation....THE CONSUMER!  Whichever corporate sponsor he lures in to be part of this joke has to get the money from somewhere. And that somewhere is from us.

LeBron, if you wanna be a benevolent human being, write the check yourself, don't make the price of Nike's go up just so you can get facetime on prime time tv. 

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:21 pm

LeFavre James

Count me in man, I will toss in $25 bones

Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:18 pm

LeFavre James

You are absolutely correct!!!

Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:08 pm

Hubris, thy name is LeBron

I thought after the Favre sagas of these past few years that I could not possibly grow more tired of a sports story, but, et voila, one is forced down my throat by every news outlet ad nauseam. 

Not only is this guy of the opinion that he is bigger than basketball,  but that he is bigger than Cleveland, bigger than ESPN, and bigger than SPORTS!  Larger, indeed, than life itself!  In a New York minute (or is that a Miami minute?  New Jersey minute?) I could name five other players I'd rather build a team around than LeBron, with some coming from teams that consistently bump him out of the playoffs, some from other teams.

ESPN, you should be ashamed of yourself.  Fifteen minutes, fine, then take the issue up on your NBA shows, Around the Horn, PTI, Sports Reporters, etc..  Thirty minutes, something of a stretch.  But an hour?!  Outrageous.  And packaging this up as a charitable event is reprehensible. 

I am not a "LeBron Hater."  I am an arrogance and hubris hater, and the poster boy for this, at present, is "King James" (nothing subtle about that!).  In response, therefore, I will NOT only not watch this hour of "LeBronics," I will boycott watching ESPN programming for the rest of July.  As recompense for my own hubris in thinking that this will matter in the very least to a single person on the planet, I will send a $25 check to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 1:06 pm

LeFavre James

You hit the nail on the head with this one.  This is pathetic.  It is nothing short of some high school kid sitting at a table with three or four college hats in front of him and then grabbing one after another to tease the cameras, while finally putting on the hat of the college he picked.  If LeFavre does this, I will Sh*t in my pants.  This guy will never be a Kobe, Bird, Jordan or Magic...why?  Because he is all about LeFavre and not "team". 

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