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Luckily, We Are Not Part Of This

We should be thankful this is not prevalent in the NHL.  Probably the closest player would be Alexander Ovechkin, but you cannot put him in the same category as LeBron James.

If the NHL ever gets to this point, you can cross my name off of the fan list.

from Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News,

It’s Day Five since LeDecision rocked America, and we haven’t even begun cleaning up the ego droppings and broken fantasies. It’s amazing and polarizing and all-encompassing, and there’s more than enough embarrassment to go around.

Everyone involved is stained by this grand confluence of ego, passion and hypocrisy, so don’t try to pin it just on LeBron James. He’s a great basketball player turned into a caricature, a King without a Ring, addicted to hype, but he’s not the lone clown in this show.

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert joined the fun with his childish, hypocritical whine, accusing James of “cowardly betrayal.” Of course, Gilbert was merrily willing to play the butt-smooching superstar game right up until the moment the superstar bit him.

Then naturally, the Rev. Jesse Jackson had to jump in for his slice of ego nourishment, accusing Gilbert of a “slave master mentality.” That’s a laughable, shameless attention grab by Jackson, and it’s not worth deep discussion.


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Matt Saler's avatar

If the NHL doesn’t let the players go to the Olympics in 2014, your Ovechkin comparison may become more real… But in that case, I wouldn’t blame him.

Posted by Matt Saler from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/13/10 at 12:06 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 07/13/10 at 12:55 PM ET

Thag's avatar

I don’t get the joke…  What did Ovechkin do to be compared with LeBron James?

Posted by Thag from DC on 07/14/10 at 09:14 AM ET

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