LeBron James is ridiculous. We’ve known this for several years now. Until last Thursday, however, we’ve reserved his ridiculousness to describe his skills on the basketball floor, as well as his ability to handle his superstar persona with great maturity for such a young person.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I surely don’t feel the same way about LeBron. Oh, don’t get me wrong, he’s still ridiculous; just in different ways. His ego is ridiculous; his slyness is ridiculous; and his ability to be a complete a-hole is ridiculous. Let me explain.
As more details have been uncovered in recent days, the more I’ve grown a strong distaste for LeBron, and the more I come to agree with the words of Dan Gilbert in his infamous letter, which now has created controversy of its own (think Jesse Jackson’s comments and Jason Whitlock’s rebuttal).
For example, there are reports that LeBron, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade had been discussing the deal to all sign with the Miami Heat for months, not just weeks. In other words, it definitely wasn’t a last minute decision.
We could also note the fact that LeBron paid Jim Gray for the interview (and Gray’s travel arrangements) on “The Decision” special that aired on ESPN last Thursday. The details surrounding the special are sickening.
Then, we could point out how James turned his back on his city and hometown fans for a quick chance to win a ring to be built on money and egos, not hard work and genuineness. This left one local sports writer in Cleveland to change LeBron’s nickname from “King James” to “Cling James,” as in “cling to players that can carry your back.” Priceless.
With all of this said, TGR has decided to award “Cling James” with this week’s “Looker of the Week.” Hey LeBron, we’ll be sure to send your “TGR Looker of the Week” t-shirt to your new address in South Beach. You’ll never be truly comparable to Jordan now; hell, even Kobe for that matter.
As always, if you have a good candidate for “Looker of the Week,” please let us know. And remember, refrain from making dim-witted remarks and/or engaging in ludicrous acts, or you may just be our next “Looker.” Cheers!