LeBron James, ESPN and Sports Entertainment: The Changing of the Game

July 12th, 2010 by Uncle Popov Leave a reply »
It seemed only fitting that I had wrestler Triple H's theme song running through my head as I thought about the circus that was LeBron James's "decision."

“It’s all about the Game, and how you play it;

All about control and if you can take it"

Now, I am not sure which is more embarrassing — that I know the words to a wrestler’s theme song off the top of my head or that the LeBron James drama resembles a storyline from the WWE.

The only thing that was missing is after James decided to “take his talents” to Miami, Zydrunas Ilgauskas jumps from behind a curtain to floor LeBron with a chair shot while someone from the Cleveland Browns’ Dog Pound stands over the fallen James and tells the King to “suck it!”

Is this what sports have come to?  Is this the world we now live in, where gossip and backstories are what drive the sports news cycle?

I will freely admit that I was all into wrestling back in the day. At no point did I ever believe the outcomes were truly determined by the “fighting” taking place in the ring.  But I did enjoy s ...

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