Lebron James Sending up to 1,100 Kids to College

Lebron James is a very polarizing figure. People either love him or despise him. I have never understood the angst people have with James; I get the fallout from “The Decision”, but he did raise a lot of money for charity with that debacle so I’ve always given him a pass there. He has once again gone above and beyond the scope of normal benevolence. Partnering with the University of Akron, a program is now in place that could send up to 1,100 kids to college on a full scholarship.

I am sure the haters are still going to find a way to hate on him for this, just like they found ways to blame him for every missed shot and defensive breakdown in the Cavs’ loss to the Warriors in the NBA Finals. I mean, we all know Bron-Bron was a complete no-show there, just like he is on the streets of his community.

Some Dude Named LeBron

I don’t know if you are aware of this guy or not, but there is some guy named LeBron James in the NBA.  Said guy is a pretty decent basketball player, too.  I think I saw him do a chest pass once that didn’t even bounce before it got to the other player.

Seriously though, how good is LeBron?  40 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks.  That’s his line from last night’s Game 3 win for the Cavs, who could also be called LeBron And The Guys From The Break Room, but that would be too long to fit on a jersey (although I could fit it by sublimating it for sure).  If the Cavs win this series, there will be zero doubt as to why.

Is this the greatest performance in the NBA Finals in history?  Hard to think of one that would top it if LeBron averages 40PPG, 12RPG and 8APG on the way to lifting the trophy.

And who was the league MVP this season?  Stephen Curry was voted in but…

Haywood leads Mavs to Championship

Brendan Haywood's Championship belt

Just Kidding. I dont think he even played.  Nice belt though.  Thought it was funny that near the endof the game, Haywood had Mavs owner Mark Cuban in a celebratory headlock.

Congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks.

Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki led the “old-school” Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Championship over D Wade, LeBron, and Bosh and the rest of the Heat.  The NBA Playoffs were “Fantastic”, great games and series, great performances and the Finals had close games, drama, LeBron hate, Dirk’s illness, and more LeBron hate.

UNC Baseball is headed back to Omaha for the College World Series. Their 5th CWS in six years.

US Open this week, no Tiger, can Phil finally win?

FSU beats Texas A&M by two touchdowns….in a baseball game.

 

 

 

LeBron makes the safe choice

It’s now almost 18 hours since “The Decision” and somehow the planet keeps spinning on its axis. Talking heads are dissecting both LeBron James’ choice of his next team, his former owner’s vile-filled screed upon James’ departure, and hopefully reflecting on what an over-blown spectacle this was for James to essentially wimp out and make a safe, sure choice.

For what it’s worth, here is my opinion: LBJ chickened out.

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Wait, What? LeBron Who?

FINALLY!  The Great One has returned to Thee Blog.  Ok, maybe not The Great One, but rather a nice, comforting one that leaves you with that feel good smile when you leave.  What could have possibly awoken this sleeping midget?  LeBron of course.  Hit the jump if you want my thoughts on Mr. James and whatnot. Continue reading Wait, What? LeBron Who?

Monday Morning Fodder

After a brief hiatus, MMF is back with a vengence.  Hit the jump to read my thoughts on conference expansion the demise of college sports as we know it, Stephen “Jesus” Strasburg, Lebron James, the World Cup and Tom Izzo. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder

LeBron Wants the NBA to Retire #23

Lebron James has gone public with an idea to retire the number 23 in the NBA.  He wants the league to honor Michael Jordan, and thinks that all players wearing 23 currently should give it up.  As a matter of fact, he wants to start a petition on the matter.  LeBron says he will switch to number six if the league retires 23.

Hey, LeBron!  Why not just go ahead and switch to six?  Why do you need the league to do something first?  If you want to take a stand and honor Jordan, I’m all for it.  Set an example and switch your number now, though.

So why number six?  It is his Olympic number, and it looks like both of his kids were born on the sixth of their respective birth months.  Oh, and his second favorite player wore number six as well.  Go ahead and guess who that was in the comments section, or click the link to the article above to find out and read a more in depth story.