Cheating is a noble virtue (for LeBron only)

29 Apr

Immediately after game four, sportswriters everywhere have been cranking out articles glamorizing LeBron’s psychological victories against the Wizards.  Many of the usual suspects, including Washington DC’s own Michael Wilbon, have joined in the fun.

Yes, there is trash talk flying everywhere and yes, LeBron has been on the winning side of things lately.  In the NFL, winning can turn Randy Moss into a good teammate and Ray Lewis into a great guy.  The same is true in the NBA, apparently, where winning can put you on the right side of things, especially when your nickname is The Chosen One and even AP articles refer to you as King James.  Sportscasters will demonize and ridicule trash talk from Stevenson, Gilbert, and Haywood (Barkely, every single sportscaster on EPSN, Stephen A. Smith, etc.).  Yet they will take trash talk or some other jerky behavior from LeBron and interpret it as some kind of cutting-edge psychological technique that demonstrates LeBron’s true competitive genius.

What these talking heads are really doing is actually promoting cheating or bad behavior as some kind of virtue.  LeBron started the feud with Stevenson by trashing him to Drew Gooden.  LeBron elbowed Andre Blatche in the face and started a fight with Brendan Haywood at center court.  LeBron talks trash.  LeBron shamelessly takes advantage of the special LeBron-only rules regarding traveling and charging as he lowers his head and blindly bull-rushes his way to the basket when his jump shot is failing him.  And when he is called for a foul, LeBron has the gall to complain and whine about it.  If somebody gave me a fifty dollar bill out of the blue, I wouldn’t whine and complain that they should have given me a hundred dollar bill.  Dude is just spoiled.

Below is an exchange between Mike Wise, a DC area reporter, and David Stern. This conversation was televised on Comcast before game three of the series.  I heard about it through the grapevine, but I wasn’t able to locate the actual clip on the internet.  The best I could do is find a kinda-transcript from a DC area sports blog,
http://www.truthaboutit.net:

David Stern was on Comcast before the game talking with Russ Thaler and Mike Wise of the Washington Post…who was hitting him with some hard questions, albeit halfway in jest….such as:

Why does LeBron travel worse than Patrick Ewing in the 80s?
Laughing non-answer. Or….
Why do superstars get calls? Evidently Stern can prove that this is not true with statistics, but doesn’t have the time….yeah riiiight.

Nice.  So the best Stern can do is laugh it off (awkwardly, I’m guessing) and refuse to acknowledge the question?  That’s pretty telling.  The way I see it, he got called out and was essentially rendered speechless, even in a friendly, half-kidding environment.  He might as well have said: “Well Mike, because that’s the way the NBA like$ it.  And because I am absolutely unwilling to do anything about it…that’s why.”

If anybody has this clip or an actual transcript, please email it to me.  I’d love to see David Stern squirm with my own two eyes.

This is a fact – if every player in the NBA acted like LeBron James, the league would degenerate into a technical foul-ridden joke and everybody would be asking why the NBA is such a classless pile of crap.  Or the league would degenerate into a no-holds-barred slugfest where fouls are never called and everybody would be asking why the NBA is such a classless pile of crap.  Either way, David Stern should probably consider the long-term ramifications of allowing this LeBron-related bullshit to go down game after game, series after series, year after year.

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13 Responses to “Cheating is a noble virtue (for LeBron only)”

  1. bob February 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    lebron is a joke to the nba he fakes his fouls like a puss paul p is beder than lebron

  2. bob February 24, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    kvin birch is a fat shit

  3. james February 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    lebron sucks.

  4. cj February 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    lebron is god to the nba

  5. brad February 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    lebron j is bad ass

  6. King My nuts February 27, 2009 at 12:48 am #

    Good to the nba my ass. The NBA is watched to see him lose. I bet u if he wins a ring the rating will drop to a all time low. People hate that fag just the media and NBA try to show like he is a big icon. He aint shit

  7. jmak2228 February 28, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    just to help you idiots.. try using google once in awhile. So everyone hates LeBron? #3 in jersey sales… Guess you are wrong again.

    http://www.wearefanatics.com/2009/01/28/top-10-selling-nba-jerseys/

    you people just keep showing your stupidity

  8. 1ownU42nite July 28, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    This is a fact – if every player in the NBA acted like LeBron James, the league would degenerate into a technical foul-ridden joke QUOTE FROM ABOVE

    Did you happen to even watch the NBA playoffs? Didn’t you see how many technicals were handed out? And you wonder why LeBron complains about when he’s called for a foul that he disagrees with? EVERY PLAYER DOES THAT!!! LOL And do you know what a travel is? Sure LeBron has traveled before and not been called for it why are you getting mad at him? He doesn’t make the calls and you know its just not him traveling and its not like he does it on purpose. Maybe you should start pointing the finger at the refs because obviously you like to complain about things you have no control over. O wait isn’t that what you said LeBron James does, complain about things he doesn’t have control over like fouls being called on him? You can shut up now thx!

  9. Haters November 19, 2009 at 4:02 am #

    LeBron is the best basketball player in the world. I guarantee if Bron played in your city, you would love him. Say what you want, whoever made this website, deep down, is upset because makes your team look bad.

    This is absolutely pathetic…he is 24 years old.

    The real “cry-babies” are those of you who actually spend your worthless time complaining about him. Get a life…find a hobby..you are pathetic

  10. Lebron James November 28, 2009 at 1:44 am #

    Dear 1ownU42nite,
    i hate to have to contact you on a public website like this. I looked for you on my other site “ilovelebronjames.com”. My visitor tracker says noone has visited that site for years. Anyway, i want cut right to the chase, all the tests came back positive. The only one you really shouldnt have to worry about is Chlamydia. (you can’t get that by blowing me!) But you do have ghonnorea, AIDS, and something called the “angry pirate” … see you tonight sailor.
    -LyBJ
    (Love your Blow Jobs)
    P.S.
    -Go fuck yourself

  11. NBAisALLaboutMONEY April 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    he really sucks –the refs cheat for him at david sterns request. its all about money — all i ask is to call the game fairly…but i guess thats too much to ask for…..

  12. Matilda Mitchell May 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    my neighbor got Chlamydia because he likes to go out with prostitutes. This is a very nasty disease.-*”

  13. Mohammad Murphy July 13, 2010 at 4:08 am #

    chlamydia can give you lots of painful and itchy moments so always practice safe sex.,;.

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