Monday, June 20, 2011
Just when we thought the star of last year's "announcement" couldn't alienate himself from the sports world any further, the NBA Finals loser Lebron James has called yet another press conference to discuss what the next step in his career will be. When he took the stage last Wednesday in the American Airlines Arena stew room, many fans wondered if the rumors they heard could possibly be true. Would Lebron leave Miami for another city? Maybe New York this go round? Or would he trade in his cocky attitude and apologize for belittling the team that wiped their butts with his face the week before during the NBA finals, finally showing some of that humility the press kept begging for? In true Lebron fashion, he kept his mouth shut until the cameras were rolling (the man is a master at building suspense after all, just ask his long time pal M. Night Shymalan), then he dropped the bomb.
Though her passion could not be misconstrued, several critics are already asking the obvious: Won't this give the Warblers -- once they exist -- an unfair advantage over the rest of the teams in the league given that he isn't a woman? Yahoo sports writer Inez Gazpacho doesn't think so. "Considering that Lebron will almost never pass the ball, and given his propensity to choke late in games, I think they should be fine. Besides, what's the worst that could happen?"
And if not?
"If not I guess I'll go back to being a man again and just play the game I loved so much, you know, before I thought I was too good for it."
Wouldn't that be a maverick move.