LeBron James Is Finalist for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

November 15th, 2010 by SPORTSorGTFO.com Leave a reply »
LeBron James is one of the 25 finalists for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. This may be the craziest LeBron James news of all, even in a year filled with him involved in a media circus and your 24/7 coverage of the Heat courtesy of ESPN.com’s Heat Index (by the way, they’re so nice for giving us that).

I never fully believed he was going to stay in Cleveland. It didn’t surprise me that he held a one hour special to tell us he was taking his talents to South Beach. As flashy as he and his new Heat teammates are, the rap concert-like introduction to the city shouldn’t have raised my eyebrow as much as it did.

But LeBron as a “Person of the Year” finalist. Seriously?

Just saying the two things in the same sentence makes me feel a bit dirty.

Other finalists include President Barack Obama (2008 winner), Lady Gaga and the trapped Chilean miners. Lady Gaga shouldn’t be on the list either, but even she makes more sense than LeBron James.

Let’s face it, James is now a villain to about 90 percent of sports fans. So, why is a villain a Time’s Person of the Year fin ...

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