Friday, July 9, 2010
COMMENTS TO THE PEANUT GALLERY - MIKE IN DA - JULY 9, 2010
GOOD NEWS/ BAD NEWS ON THE LEBRON-ATHON!
Written by: Mike in DA
Date Posted: 7/9/2010
Jack from Philly, you're on:
"Given that LeBron has decided to put himself out there as someone more important than anyone else in basketball - and maybe more important than basketball itself - he had better win a championship immediately. In fact, given this indulgence in self-importance, he ought to win three in a row starting next year."
Vinny from the Bronx, you're on:
Scott from Austin, you're on:
"It's basketball! Everybody wants to play on a stacked team. Every fan wants to root for such a team."
Bobby from South Bend, you're on:
"I predicted this from the beginning and thought given the big drama of the announcement he would stay in Cleveland. So the big wussy needs two other stars to carry his water....what a loser. This is terrible for the NBA, if I lived in Toronto or Cleveland I would never watch another NBA game. I hope all three of them break a leg in the first game of the season. The NBA, more of a joke than ever."
Jevonne from Compton, you're on:
Vance from Cleveland, you're on:
"I'm not an avid Cavs fan, but I have to say that people in Cleveland aren't mad at LeBron for leaving. We all knew he would eventually. It's because he publicly humiliated us. He didn't call anyone in the Cavs organization or any players to warn them."
Terrell from Atlanta, you're on:
Larry from Houston, you're on:
Ebony from Columbus, you're on:
"The Cleveland Cavs have passionate, loyal fans. The Miami Heat doesn't have fans, period! What the Heat does have are three crybaby superstars who couldn't handle the pressure of winning on their own, so they formed a partnership to do it together. The problem with that is they are not going to win because they don't have a soul, heart of a champion, and they will always be a second fiddle to the Celtics who are true champions, not to mention the Lakers.
Dolphin Bob, you're on:
"Did you see the Lakers teams with Magic, Kareem, Worthy, Cooper, Mychal Thompson. This team was stacked. The Lakers team now is stacked with stars. What in the heck do you think he is doing. In the end, everyday we make decisions we think are best for us, in life. I am not a big Lebron fan but at the same time, he is a great talent. I am a Heat fan from day one, and a Dolphin fan from day one. This is the best trio of talent in the East, hands down. They still have to win and beat the other teams, but you have to like their chances."
Socal Bob, you're on:
"I'm glad this circus is over. ESPN is a pretentious, overblown format of simply reporting sports results. Why anyone who has a computer would still rely on ESPN is a mystery."
Skoonj from Brooklyn, you're on:
"ESPN couldn't use one of its own reporters? They used Jim Gray instead ? What an insult to Erin Andrews and her colleagues."
Carlos from El Paso, you're on:
Everson from Harlem, you're on:,
"He just lost millions of young fans in the following cities... New York, Chicago, and other parts of the country. His so called "Brand" is going to take a big hit. I know all New York sports fans will recover and move on by the weekend. We got a 27 year- old in his prime, Amare Stoudmire, who is a franchise player. On the bright side, at least the prospect of getting LeBron forced the Knicks to clear cap space that allowed for Amare and maybe two other max players. It really does take a special player to make the move to NYC and embrace the challenge of playing for the greatest city in the world. A-Rod took the challenge, Reggie Jackson took it, Mark Messier took it, and so did Derek Jeter. Ask any one who has won in New York or anywhere else. To a man, most players will say that winning in New York City is so much more special."
Freddie from Hollywood, you're on:
Mike from New Haven, you're on:
"You could tell he was nervous when he was about to announce where he was going when he said, 'This is hard.' This was just as hard for him as the fans in Cleveland."
DB from Detroit, you're on:
Willie from Dallas, you're on:
"LeBron is done. I'm throwing the jersey away. I would never support a second-class ball player who calls himself the King."
John from Cicero, you're on:
"Unfortunately, the players can't be charged with collusion, even though they planned this from the beginning and played the owners like violins. But Riley and the Heat could be charged, if it ever comes out that Riley encouraged these guys to string along the other teams, particularly to the point where they shed good players like Hinrich to clear payroll under the salary cap. This fiasco leaves Miami loaded and their chief competition decimated."
Al from Boston, you're on:
"LeBron said, 'I'm taking my talents to South Beach.' They don't play basketball on South Beach. That's where the decadent party in Miami. To what "talents" was he referring?"
Keon from Hollis, you're on:
Barney from Milwaukee, you're on:
" I don't hate the guy for leaving. He has said he wants to win an NBA championship and to do that, I would leave Cleveland, too. The seven years that he was in Cleveland, that town was booming and businesses were making a bunch of money. The man wants a ring so he went to get it in Miami."
Stone from Richmond, you're on:
"I had some respect for LeBron. It's gone now. I thought he was low class for doing the show, anyway, and then to backstab his hometown? Crummy person."
Raphael from Newark, you're on:
Big Al from Long Island, you're on:
"The first chant the Garden should practice to perfection is "Delonte f--ked your mom!. Delonte f--ked your mom!"
"All hail Queen James! All hail King Kobe!"
Blind Man, you're on:
Ben from Jacksonville, you're on:
"Even if the Heat win the Championship, Wade should get the credit. Wade won in Miami without Bosh and Queen James (granted he had some big help), but just as Pierce will always be the one of the big three in Boston most revered, Wade will always be number one in Miami, LeBron is just a guy who couldn't get his first team over the hump, and now has to rely on others to get it done for him."
Jacques from Cleveland Heights, you're on:
"The way he basically humiliated the state of Ohio on national television, that really rubs me the wrong way. It's one thing to leave, which he had a right to, but to make a spectacle of it, that's just terrible."
Laker Luke, you're on:
Stevie T, you're on:
"I have always hated Kobe Bryant with a passion and liked Lebron James tremendously, but in light of recent events, I may have to re-think my opinion on the matter. I will never really come to like Kobe, but I have to respect him, above all because his demeanor to winning. Whereas as LeBron, he really is all about himself, that's become clear."
Brad from Miami, you're on:
"Lebron is a genius, play and live in beautiful weather, pay no state income taxes, have tanned beautiful women everywhere, and play with friends OR play in a decaying, rotten, cold city that will pick his wallet with high taxes. GO HEAT. The Dynasty has Begun!!!!!
Josh from Akron, you're on.
" I see where LeBron got his loyalty from his mom. Keep Bosh and Wade away from your mom, LeBron. I lost all respect for you."
JW from Anapolis, you're on:
Collie, you're on:
Wallace from Mobile, you're on:
"What an ego. Did you hear his comment. ' I will continue to be great' Confidence is one thing , being a jerk is another."
Big Lee Roy, you're on:
"Yo! Why are callers giving LeBron such a hard time because he left Cleveland? I mean he played his heart out with them, he gave 'em a bunch of good seasons. The boy is young and hungry, it's time for him to go and get that ring on his finger! And however, he gets it, he deserves it! Just get over it, Cleveland. You owe it to him! You're being unloyal to him by not letting him be successful. You can be a true fan regardless what team he is on."
"Enjoy looking up at the Heat! We're #1"
Gift Shop, you're on:
"This was a great job by D.Wade of getting his best buddies to come over and play ball with him long before the free agency period had even started. It was a done deal already, but it does not guarantee NBA Championships anytime soon. Sure, they should win the conference.and get to the playoffs but that's nothing new. They will probably even get to the finals a couple times if they play as a team and not a bunch of superstars, but they have not won any Championships as yet. The King has a new throne,a new court, and millions of new peasants to praise his every move, but that championship may still elude his Majesty. The Heat have just become the basketball version of the Yankees. People all over the country will view them with scorn. It's only natural after all, and cheer when they lose, just as they do with the Yankees. Somehow, that seems fitting.
Reggie from Brooklyn, you're on::
"You really think that because you 'can't even look at him' or telling him that he's 'lost all his credibility' make any differences to him? Idiots."
Little Joe, you're on:
"Lebron is a coward. He chose to ride the gravy train. He chose Miami to be one of them, time will tell. COWARDDDDDDDDDDDD!"
Ronald from Tampa, you're on:
Let's go to a break and pay some bills.
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