Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quote of the Week

Oh, come on, you didn't think I was going to let LeBron off the hook without criticizing him for his amazing disappearing act on the game's biggest stage, did you?

Actually, you know, I might have, perhaps if he had (appropriately) been humbled by the whole situation, driven to recommit himself to his craft rather than focusing so damn hard on "building his brand" and crafting his image. But no, the self-appointed King is, as we've been so clearly shown before, the most narcissistic athlete of our generation, and no amount of postseason frustration will ever cut him down to size.

His latest trick? Ever-so-subtly hinting that he couldn't care less what any of the fans think about him, because he's rich and they're all presumably poor, alcoholic slobs with failing marriages.


"At the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail... they've gotta wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They've got the same personal problems that they had today... they've gotta get back to the real world at some point."
                                 - LeBron James, Miami Heat forward

Wow. This guy really is a first-class asshole, isn't he? Hey LeBron, guess what buddy? You are rich solely because these apparently-flawed people like to leave the real world behind every once in a while and come watch a bunch of overgrown children play a game for a few hours.

Because of that fact, you can't minimize the importance of people's opinion of you (admitting that your profession is, at its core, a little bit silly) without also minimizing your own importance to the world. But then, I guess that sort of thinking is a little bit beyond your grasp, isn't it? If you really understood the very odd nature of the fan-player relationship, you wouldn't have done something so completely tone-deaf and foolish as "The Decision" in the first place, would you have? Why am I even bothering to ask? You suck.

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