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…

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Photo From USA Today

The Oklahoma City Thunder were trailing the Miami Heat by 3 points. There were less than 30 seconds on the clock. Their coach, Scott Brooks, wanted them to play good defense, get a stop, and then have a chance to tie the game or cut the lead to one.

James Harden almost took the ball from Lebron James, and then he was called for a block as he tried to draw a charge.  James made one of two free throws, and soon after the Thunder found themselves down 2 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.  Here’s a link to a video of the play.

OKC fans are upset.  Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com has already written a column about it.  Everybody, it seems, is talking about the late calls always going Miami’s way. Continue reading The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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

Old School Thursday

The Super Bowl has provided me with yet another inspiration in commercial form for OST.   I have to admit that I don’t actually remember seeing the above McDonald’s ad during the big game. I was watching the Association recently on TNT and it happened to come on.   Let me just say that I think it is monumentally stupid.  Not because of the crappy CGIed dunks.  Not because of the absolutely wooden acting of everyone involved.   No, it’s beyond idiotic because the commercial wants us to believe that neither Lebron James (who is a huge student of the game and can recite all kinds of obscure facts and data about players and teams from throughout basketball’s history) nor Dwight Howard know who Larry Bird is.   The dude is an ACTIVE front office guy for an NBA team and a Hall of Fame player.  I can suspend my disbelief only but so far. Continue reading Old School Thursday

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.