LeBron James’ Free Agency Fiasco: The Seven Biggest Winners

July 15th, 2010 by Andrew Brining Leave a reply »
It's been almost a week since LeBron James went on national television to build his brand and announce what was apparently a foregone conclusion. In the wake of LBJ's crab dribble to the Miami Heat, all hell has broken loose. The outpouring of criticism has been immediate and staggering when you consider this was an athlete who once enjoyed such an incredible approval rating. The voices of skepticism include David Stern, Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, Chris Webber, the New York Times, ESPN, FOX Sports, and everywhere in between. The harshest condemnation came from Cleveland Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert. The one resident of the Sixth City with ZERO reason to complain took the platinum pacifier out of his mouth long enough to spew some truly ridiculous and counterproductive idiocy. Nobody's gonna have sympathy or patience for a whining billionaire who had seven years of exclusive ear-bending to convince LBJ to become a lifer. Of course, the fun didn't stop there as Jesse Jackson took a page from Gilbert's book and one-upped him on the stupidity scale. Sadly, the Reverend's knack for sniffing out racial machinations everywhere they hide means his comparison of obscenely priv ...

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