LeBron James: The NBA’s Anakin Skywalker

December 17th, 2010 by Corey Cohn Leave a reply »
Note: There are explicit references to the Star Wars movies in this article.  If you haven’t seen the films and are planning on watching them in the future, this might spoil it for you!

Have you ever noticed that whenever you’re really busy and cannot afford a distraction, that you suddenly gain interest in things that would normally never catch your attention?  My floor is really dusty; I should sweep it…All my friends are taking that Facebook quiz to find out what Harry Potter accessory they’re most like—I hope I get his glasses!…I wonder what my great aunt Flora is doing right now.  I’ll give her a call!

During finals week, the most stressful and chaotic time of any college semester, my unlikely distraction was Star Wars.  I always enjoyed the movies, but I had never considered myself a true “fan.”  I have a limited memory of the original trilogy (though I know it’s lightyears—no pun intended—better than the recent prequels), but I understand the storyline more or less.  The only episode I ever saw in theaters was Episode I: ...

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