Saturday, October 2, 2010

Leave LeBron Alone!

It seems the backlash from LeBron's public announcement to leave Cleveland is far from over. LeBron recently said in an interview that race played a part in the negative publicity he has received since his ESPN special on July 8th. His comments set off commentary from some prominent figures. In particular, Charles Barkley had this to say about LeBron's recent behavior, in light of the new comments about race: "Just when you think it couldn't get any stupider, it gets more stupid."Read more

Unfortunately for the Miami forward, new language has been coined that likens LeBron to a traitor. In fact, King James' first name has become a verb. To LeBron is "to string people along and betray them," with the past tense being "LeBron'd." Ouch.

While I don't have a stance, official or unofficial, on which to stand concerning LeBron's behavior, I must admit that it's painful to see someone get dragged through the mud for a thousandth time in a few months because he has an opinion about the way he's been treated.

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