Monday, June 13, 2011

The King's Speech

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As a recovering Miami Heat critique I must say King LeBron James was gracious in defeat in his post-NBA Finals press conference. In my opinion, The King was very articulate, respectful and he hit the nail on the head when asked what does he have to say to his detractors. So much so that it deserves a repeat.

Here's The King in his own words--

“All the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today,” James said. “They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that.

“They can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal. But they have to get back to the real world at some point.”

Word up, King! Now that it's over let's all go get a life.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

The word on the street is that Ohio governor John Kasich has issued a resolution praising the Dallas Mavericks on their NBA title. According to NBA.com, the resolution states the following, "the proud city of Cleveland and the entire state of Ohio share in the excitement of Dallas Mavericks fans everywhere."

Oh brother! Give me a break!

The "supposed" resolution also singles out MVP Dirk Nowitzki for choosing to re-sign with the Mavericks and forgo free agency in the summer of 2010, "thus remaining loyal to the team, city and fans for whom he played his entire career."

Oh brother! Give me another break and pass me a handkerchief, please!

Now I know that LeBron is the one and only KING. When a head of state stops the people's work to way in on something you did or didn't do-- it means you've gotten places. The resolution doesn't mention LeBron by name but it was clearly a CHEAP SHOT at him.

My word to Kasich: QUIT WHINING and invest the people's time on more important issues like the crumbling economy and super-high unemployment rate in the state of Ohio. For crying out loud, "The Resolution" is more TASTELESS than "The Decision".

Sheesh! Man up, Ohio!

2 comments:

  1. I'm not a Miami Heat fan at all but i'm enough of a basketball fan to recognize that they had a great season that just came up short. I really didn't even expect them to make it to the Finals this year, as I figured it would take more time for them to figure out their roles. So it was a good season but not great for them. Hopefully everyone in the sports world can move on with their lives now because the criticism James has faced over the last couple of days is ridiculous. The man is still the best basketball player on the planet and he did bring most of this ridcule on himself but enough is enough. Nice post keep up the good work bro.

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  2. @SportAholic I agree 100% with your comment. People were so focused on seeing LeBron not win a championship that they failed to see what a HUGE accomplishment it was for them to reach the Finals on their first try. Once they reached the Finals they totally gained my respect even though I'm not a fan because I didn't think they were going to get that far so quickly either. This team is going to be a force to be reckoned with in years to come, no doubt about it.

    And thanks for the compliment. I enjoy going to your blog also. Your piece on Terrelle Prior was dead on and your show is great also. My problem is I work Saturday mornings so I don't get a chance to tune in that often but the times I have tuned in I've enjoyed your commentary. Keep up the good work.

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