We were almost not going to call Lebron James Lebum James today..until we read the GQ cover article featuring him and him talking in the 3rd person.
When talking about Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert Lebum said:
“I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.”
Despite him turning into the wrestler "The Rock" in these comments, he is somewhat right. As much I think James TV special announcing his decision to leave Cleveland, Gilbert's comments were too much.
He also talked with GQ if he would ever return to Cleveland:
“If there was an opportunity for me to return and those fans welcome me back, that’d be a great story.… Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.”
That would be something. The burning of the jerseys was too much as well, even if you do feel betrayed as a fan.
So far it seems his friends and family are his biggest fans still;
“They’re happy to see me happy. That’s what they can see in my face. They say: ‘It’s been a while since we’ve seen you look like that.’”
Are you over James decision yet?-Dr.FB
I am going to say it; I never liked Lebron James. There was something about him that just rubbed me the wrong way. Last week, he gave me a reason to not like him so I don't feel guilty for my feelings.
Let's be real here; we all knew that Lebum was not going to resign with Cleveland or else he would have done it last year when a huge offer was on the table. This was planned since at least 2006 with Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and Lebum. They all signed deals in 2007 to be free agents in 2010 with hopes of playing somewhere together.
The NBA says they will look into player tampering and Marc Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is hoping David Stern takes off the kid gloves with this situation.
Los Angeles Laker free agent Derek Fisher met with the Heat on Saturday and Lebum was there to greet him and ask him to join the darkside....at least i think that is what he asked.
My sources say Fisher has no intention of signing with the Heat, but is letting the Lakers know he has options and to stop low-balling him in contract negotiations.
My advice to Lebum is to start laying low and let this blow over. That being said, the Heat are going to get a LOT of coverage over the upcoming NBA season. Expect TNT to carry a lot of games. Expect a Christmas game between the Heat and the Cavs in Cleveland. They are going to be the team that everyone is going to root against. Kind of like the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. People may not have a favorite team but they tune in just to root against them and that means ratings.
Note to Jerry Jones. I love the Dallas Cowboys.
So for now, Lebum, take a seat, somewhere. Maybe on South Beach. Maybe in your new Villa in Miami. But for a while, please go away. Either that, or I am going to have to talk about you and seriously, I hate talking about you more than I hate talking about Lindsay Lohan.-Dr.FB
With Trevor Ariza most likely going to the Rockets or the Cavs, the Lakers made a bold move and are about to sign Ron Artest for 3 years/$ 18 million dollars.
Shaq is now a Cav and promises to get the King A Ring. We will see if Lebron gets one.
Unhappy to see Ariza go. Artest is a great defender but what he comes with could be deadly. Oh well. Under Phil Jackson, Rodman bloomed into a flower with less trouble. Maybe this could just work.-Dr.FB
Unreal. ESPN broke news that Shaqulle O'Neil was traded to the Cleveland Caveliers. He didn't find out thru ESPN. Someone Twittered him he had been traded.
His response;"I didn't hear that yet." He then found out it was true. Earlier this month, it was Twittered that Kevin McCale would not be kept by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Shaq to Cleveland makes them now the preseason favorites. Lebron James & Shaq? Oh boy.-Dr.FB
Where were you when Lebron James hit Le Shot last night with 0.1 seconds left? What was your reaction?
Questlove showed us via his TWITTER. What did it look like? Well....
I will say it, last night what Lebron did was impressive. Hope the Lakers do get to play them in the Finals. What a series it will be. Nugguts are killing us tho.-Dr.FB
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The Cavs moved on. The Lakers moved on. The rest...well, it's kind of weird.
I did say that the Mavs would beat San Antonio. I just did not know they would dismantle them. Denver laying the smackdown on the Hornets by 58. The Hornets say it's just one game. True, but only one team won a series after getting beat that bad. They got beat so bad, Chris Brown took credit for it.
These playoffs have been exciting by teams thinking they could sleep walk thru a series. Yes, Orlando and Miami, I am talking about you. Orlando will & has recovered, Miami will not. Houston is about to eliminate Portland and move out of the first round without you know who, who can't get out of a first round.
The most exciting series hands down has been the Boston Celtics versus the Chicago Bulls. 3 over times in 3 games? Seriously? Another one last night that went the Celtics way with Ray Allen fouled out, Garnett in street clothes and Powe out for the season. This series was the most exciting. The Bulls may force a game 7 with a win on Thursday, but you are not beating Boston in a game 7 at the Garden. Not. Gonna. Happen. Not even Jordan did it.
As the Lakers and Cavs sit and wait, I will make this second round prediction; The Mavs will beat the Nuggets in the 2nd round to face the Lakers after L.A. knocks off the Rockets. Take it to Vegas baby.-Dr.FB
Alyssa Milano debuted her new "NBA Apparal" for women called "Touch" so now the ladies can show their love for their favorite NBA team.
Alyssa Milano knows what's up by wearing the purple and gold of the L.A. Lakers.
BTW, a side note, an ESPN poll is picking Lebron James & the Cavs to win it all this year. That's why you play the game.-Dr.FB