This also reminded me of a rant I wrote and forgot to post on this Lebron James sideshow for the imbecilic sheep...the modern version of 'bread and circus and is the opiate of the masses' as Jones smartly remarks in the closing of his wonderful, eye opening plea.
Sorry if anyone out there likes James. I don't particularly hate him, it's the big picture per se, just the lowering of the bar of excellence and the media ignoring and abetting the collapse of our decadent society that bothers me as millions of you and I up close courtside many a night witnessed the last of the greatest ever in American sports during the 1990's, and these thug pretenders aren't even close to the Bird Magic Michael Jordan stature...see my rant after if you wish.
Having had the pleasure of a lifetime sitting courtside watching the best basketball player and man to ever play in the NBA and also the most distinguished, that experience makes this man and the rest of the THUG BA look like a bad joke.
Is that a "Superstar"? Not to this American. I'm sure he's a nice guy and all that, and like I wouldn't take the money, I say no, not in this climate knowing who I am, but I've never had 50 million dollars tossed my way and I would never believe I was worth that much no matter what the talent, when 200 million American adults aren't and have far more important jobs than this.
And all regulars here know damn well I'm not a socialist, either. That's the point, he's not 'the best'.
It's just out of control, I wouldn't pay this much to bring the almighty Christ himself back to this decimated country and earth.
The way they held these children hostage last night to watch this dumb announcement from a city I lived in as a child and my paternal grandparents lived where my father was born for no real apparent reason, Greenwich, Connecticut, was unconscionable and also insufferable if you ask me.
They really looked like little hostages, here's a snapshot and tell me I'm not right/ There wasn't a kid there who wasn't going "what the fuck am I doing here, I'm not getting paid"....that was so the charity could cash the check.
What a goofy and self serving spectacle for someone who isn't even a champion., no?
In all senses of the word, a loser, essentially, when put in those terms, who's never won a playoff championship, which means he's nowhere near 'the best' and therefore shouldn't be paid as such and this skews the whole out of whack and upside down reward, monetary system we've created in this country. For instance, every man on the Lakers this year is better than him. He sucks as a teammate.
It's a free market yes, but when one man who has more money to 'throw away' pays too much for a star then the next one costs more. It's unsustainable. Doh.
Video here//// Even the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers says 'he's a cowardly bum' as well and I agree. Sorry, but I just do, this is obscene.
I have no respect for any people who take this kind of money to play a child's game, and jealousy hasn't a damn thing to do with it. It's the very same 'wall street, enron, me me me, Obama out of control' attitude that's brought us to the brink of extinction in this country.
I would wear a Yankee's or CUBS uniform or play my guitar onstage for 5 hours a show for free.
We'd better wake up and now. Tomorrow's not an option.
NO human being who can only jam a freaking basketball is worth more than a cardiologist or a Vascular surgeon, nor brain surgeon for that matter. Furthermore, this also decimates the black communities because every kid and their parents if they know who both are see sports as their only way out of the ghetto, and this is all they wanna do besides rap.
But, it's not 'his' fault, again it's the owners throwing around this money which makes the games unattended for 75% of the sports fans. Period. Everyone cuts back but them and Congress?
Cavs owner Gilberts rips LeBron James - NBA- nbcsports.msnbc.com: "Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert told the Associated Press that LeBron James quit on the Cavaliers in the playoffs, and railed on him in an open letter to Cavs fans.
'He quit,' Gilbert told the AP. 'Not just in Game 5, but in Games 2, 4 and 6. Watch the tape. The Boston series was unlike anything in the history of sports for a superstar.' He also ripped him in an open letter to the Cavs, which you can read (actually, should read) by clicking the link. Of course, if LeBron had stayed in Cleveland, this would have never come to light.
READ THE LETTER HERE from the Cav's obviously 'jilted' owner on behalf of the fans and the organization who were stung willingly along with the idiots at the Chicago Bulls, as if this half superstar could hold the jocks of Jordan, Pippen, Grant, Paxson and the rest and would run from the comparisons....in fact, he did. Not a chance. So the Bulls were Suckers.
Furthermore, like anyone would go to New York so they can live where they tax the living hell out of the working class and yet can't even rebuild ground zero before 2 freaking Mosques are being built within RPG distance.
America has fallen and can't get up, man.