“Awww,” Haywood said in a whiny, high-pitched voice to mock James. “They are trying to hurt me.”
Haywood, who was called for a flagrant-two foul and ejected from Game 2 after shoving James, believes it’s time for Cleveland’s superstar to stop complaining.
“I mean, come on man, this is the playoffs,” Haywood said following Monday’s practice. “He wears 23, he wants to be Michael Jordan, I can respect that, he’s a great player. You saw what Mike went through. Mike got fouled way worse than this. No one is trying to hurt him, everybody is trying to play basketball, trying to play tough. Play basketball and leave it alone.”
You see plenty of LeBron’s whining by watching the broadcast of any Cavs game, even with the TV announcers shamelessly refusing to comment on it. It’s apparent to anyone paying attention. That having been said, I’m sure Brendan Haywood witnesses three times as much additional LeBron whining when he’s on the court. He’s able to see and hear every groan, complaint, and incredulous facial expression the camera misses. So, whatever impression we have of LeBron’s crybaby BS is clearly only the tip of the iceberg.
What I’m saying is this – Haywood knows. In fact, seeing as how he has been thrown out of a game as a direct result of the cumulative effect of LeBron’s whining, has been leg-humped by LeBron, and has narrowly dodged a punch to the nutsack thrown by LeBron, he’s the most credible source available on the matter.
Of course, this article rushes to LeBron’s defense and leaves the impression that he is demonstrating remarkable poise and perseverance in the face of such vicious attacks and insults. The article provides some good quotes, but the rest of the article’s editorializing is pure party-line bullshit, even referring to LeBron as “King James.” It is interesting to note that this is an AP article, which you would think would be a little more objectively written.
If I wasn’t lazy as hell, I’d photoshop a picture of LeBron’s face superimposed on the body of a crying baby right here. But I am lazy…and it’s a little too obvious.