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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: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 12:02 pm

LeFavre James

This honestly makes me like Kobe Bryant (gulp). 

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 11:47 am

LeFavre James

LeBron is being rediculous.... He could take 10 minutes and do the same exact thing via live feed... I mean an hour special? That's just taking over a decent news station...

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:53 am

LeFavre James Egomaniac? Really?

I agree with Freeman.  But, only to a certain extent.  Freeman and the rest of CBS are surely feeling snubbed since James picked ESPN to air his decision rather then CBS.  If he picked CBS Freeman would be fired outright...probably at James's request for writing such poor shit.  In fact, the entire CBS crew would probably be fired because of the poor shit they put out.  ESPN has those guys to, but CBS has TONS OF THEM.

So what's worse, the Greatest Ego of All Time or the Greatest Ego Maniac of all time?  See, I don't think James is a great ego maniac as guys like freeman would just love to point him out.  Don't get me wrong, I'm no fool to ignore that James doesn't have some of this in his personality but from what I've seen, so does the CBS 'journalism' crew.  And what guy has an ego bigger then even James in the NBA?..oh that's right, the 'Greatest' player of all time, Kobe Bryant. 

And both of these guys are riding on the coattails of one Michael Jordan and who started the whole thing and Shaq who continued becoming the commercial whore for Nike etc., made his own lame acting movie, had his father shot up because he refused to pay a gambling debt, tried and failed at owning an NBA team (oh wait).

So please, if you're going to write an article about the abuse of egotism in the media/commercial world, make sure you include the other guys before him who have done similar or even worse things (Kazaam anyone?) rather then just writing a jealous bitch email and try to pass it off as worth reading.  But of course, this is CBS sportsline and that would take too much brain power for what you guys can possibly even muster if you all put your heads together.

Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:41 am

LeFavre James

Thank you Freeman.  Short and to the point.  I am one who had a neutral opinion on LeBron.  NO MORE.  he is an egotistical jackass selfish jerk.

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:24 am

LeFavre James

It's probably already been said, but James will be forgiven tenfold for his ego if he announces he's staying in Cleveland.  Where else is he going to own a town like he owns Cleveland?  And what does that say about Cleveland when they've allowed much of their economy and identity to rest on Jame's shoulders to the degree it has?

On another note, however, I don't think most NBA players will shake their heads and laugh at him as Mike Freeman suggest.  Most of them are too young and shielded from regular life to recognize the folly.  It'll only add to the damaging psychology that they, NBA players and professional athletes in general, are bigger than the rest of us.  Again, however, it is cities like Cleveland (all of us, really) that have allowed it to be such.

Since: Nov 22, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:20 am

Sour Grapes

Freeman, news services/reporters don't have divine rights to events and the resulting news. Report it when you get it and shut your pie-hole when you don't. 

Why does Lebron take this opportunity to raise money for the Boy's and Girl's Clubs? Because he can.  Thank you Lebron for exploitng the opportunity to benefit a great organization. 

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2010 10:11 am

LeFavre James

i have a simple question.  Doesn't the money paid by sponsers of a program go to the network?  So exactly who's money is being donated to charity?  

Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2010 9:39 am

Can We Wait Until He Actually Speaks

This is one of those times when it's really easy to have an opinion over something that hasn't happened.

I don't know what LeBron's going to say, and I really don't know why he needs an hour to do it. But, I'd rather make him prove that this is a farce, rather than assume it is.

Will I watch? Maybe. I'm a Cleveland-area native and I want him to stay, but somehow I think I'll find out pretty quickly even if I have something (anything) else to do.

What would we think if he went on a nationwide tour? What would we think if, instead of one lengthy made-for-TV event, he started making the rounds. Drip...drip...drip. I think we might say it reeks of horrid ego and childish insecurities.

The differences between Favre and LeBron is that one of these teams knows LeBron is playing this year. It's a question of where, with Favre it was first a question of "if".

And two he's giving whichever teams he rejects ample time to reevaluate and reset their rosters.

Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 9:25 am

LeFavre James

What a joke this free agency is with Bosh, Wade and the LBJ the crowned "Drama Queen" of the NBA. 

Sure they are great 'players'  but all three are acting in disrespectful and childlike manners...   They have drama TV cameras following them around as they interviewed with teams to make a future documentary of their decision?  R U Kidding?

Hey guys... with the exception of Wade's one ring (w/Shaq)... you have stats, and stats, and ... not much else.  LOL...

Bottom line - Bill Russell or Larry Bird, or Magic  would have never done something like this... 

It is embarassing, the article is spot-on...

He better leave Cleveland... because if he resigns, it will show that he is in it for the attention... Paul P and Dirk resign without all the drama...  LBJ...  great player, but his actions are not the 'king' ...  he is a drama queen. 

I guess we all know that the crying he does to the refs every single time he goes to the rim into traffic looking for a foul if he was breathed on is actually ingrainded in his attention-first ego...


Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2010 8:56 am

LeFavre James

I couldn't agree more. This is one guy I hope never, never wins a Championship. This guy has the biggest ego of any athlete who's ever played any game. It's sad and pathetic. I could careless if the money is all going to charity. That doesn't change the fact it's all about him.
I suppose I could smack my friend in the head with a board and pay for his doctor bills with that sad logic.
Truly a sad, sad day in pro-sports in general.

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