After watching LeBron’s pivotal role in Miami’s game six win on Thursday night, I spent the entire night wondering what the sports landscape would look like Friday morning.
Would the sports talk people flip-flop after preaching about Boston’s toughness and Doc Rivers’ coaching advantage? Would the TV and radio shows analyze the game truthfully, or would everyone eliminate all of the stories and intracacies and just chaulk up the game to LeBron’s performance?
Most of all, though, I wondered about the fans.
Thursday seemed to be the pinnacle of a 23 month build up of LeBron hate. I don’t mean legitimate concerns about his concentration or mental toughness at moments in big games or about his role in the Heat’s questionable on-court chemistry. The LeBron hate I’m talking about is The Decision hate.
Fans have been calling LeBron LeQuit, LeBitch, and so many other LeVariations that listing them all would make for a longer column than Ryan and Damien’s NASCAR v IndyCar column. Thursday was an orgy of LeBron jokes, but unlike most people that really study the NBA, the jokes don’t bother me.
This poll isn’t about whether it’s “OK” to make LeJokes – call LeBron whatever you want, it’s your right as a fan – this poll is about when the LeJokes will end.
Personally, I don’t think they ever will. I think that there will be a large group of fans that will always go after LeBron, no matter how many years – or rings – go by. What do you think?
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