Thursday, January 13

Some good old-fashioned midwinter LeBron-bashing

This player for the Miami Heat who wears #6 - he has gone totally nuts.

First, he releases this rambling eight-minute web video where he says that journalists have put a "blood libel" out for him and...oh, right. Mixed up my current events involving crazy people again, sorry.

Actually, what #6 of the Heat twittered in the wake of his old team, our Cavaliers, losing by 55 (!) to the Lakers, was:
Crazy. Karma is a b****. Gets you every time. It's not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything!

My goodness, there's a lot of idiocy in <140 characters there.

First of all, we've got "Crazy," which #6 seems to have become since departing Ohio. Probably not what he meant by that, but I'm taking some liberties here. Maybe he was listening to Gnarls Barkley.

Second, "Karma is a bitch. Gets you every time." Obviously, here in the real world there's no such thing as karma, and it certainly doesn't get one every time. Bad things happen to good people all the time, and vice versa. If karma DID exist, and it DID get you every time, #6 would have suffered a career-ending injury by now. QED.

Third, look who's all of a sudden Mr. Manners, lecturing people on how to be a better sports fan: "It's not good to wish bad on anybody." No? Not ANYBODY? Too bad that's exactly what you're doing with this missive. At least I can relax knowing the karma will get him, given the 100% track record cited above.

Finally, "God sees everything!" Please, #6. Don't try to couch your own animosity in terms of god administering his wrath to Cleveland athletes and fans over us thinking "the decision" was the douchiest thing we've ever seen. Cowardly. The Sporting Gods must have seen every single person who ever rooted for a Cleveland team commit a first-degree felony to warrant the sporting luck we've enojyed over the years.

But more than anything, #6's quote after his ridiculous preening, showboating performance in Portland sums up how willfully oblivious he remains to the whole situation: "I've kind of accepted this villain role everyone has placed on me. I'm OK with it."

Key phrase: "everyone has placed on me." As Obi-Wan said to Anakin on the fire planet: "you have done that yourself!" Any perception of #6 as a villain by Cleveland fans or any other observer of the NBA is completely a result of #6's actions, and no one else's. #6 is simply not someone who will accept any responsibility for what he does or says, from these remarks, to "the decision," to quitting on the Cavs in the playoffs last season.

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