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(Forbes)   "Why Do We Hate LeBron James?" That has a nice ring to it... figuratively, not literally   ( divider line
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1019 clicks; posted to Sports » on 21 May 2012 at 2:54 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-05-21 06:10:37 PM  
1 vote:
I hate LeBron because I hate the entire NBA.
2012-05-21 04:56:01 PM  
1 vote:
It seems silly to waste energy hating LeBron and Co. when karma seems to have it pretty well covered, and more effectively than anyone ever could...
2012-05-21 04:14:57 PM  
1 vote:
He's hated because he was portrayed as Cleveland. He made it about him. We cheered him anyway. Our fault. Our hatred is just as much self loathing because we bought into it. He said he was Cleveland. He wasn't.

Omar Visquel, Jim Thome and Sandy Alomar were. Bernie Kosar, Ozzie Newsome and Clay Matthews were. Jim Brown, Otto Graham and Marion Motley were. Mark Price and Brad Daughtery were. Lemon, Colovito and Feller were. They knew the city. Made a point to connect with it.

We bought into a stupid 19 year old that we thought was promising us the world. No 19 year old can deliver that, not matter how self assured or talented. And when something else caught his fancy (like south beach) we saw it as a massive betrayal ... not what it really was, him growing up a bit and realizing that he probably shouldn't have promised us the world. That does not absolve him of that abortion of a tv circus, but we, as Clevelanders need to let this go. Be glad he's gone ... because, quite frankly, do you want to continue making excuses for him? If we're gonna win, I'd much rather do it through grit and determination than entitlement, league mandate (yeah, Stern, you know you want him to win) and a self-perceived pre-destination.
2012-05-21 03:33:17 PM  
1 vote:

The Homer Tax: Killer Cars: I find few, if any, redeeming qualities in his personality and/or character, given the nature of his "decisions" and his demeanor and candor during them, but I don't "hate" the guy, and the fact that in the 21st century so many sports fans are still willing to find and/or to create caricatures to depict these linear villain & good guy storylines says something; I don't know what, and if I weren't in the middle of my lunch, I might try and figure it out.

/I admit to taking some delight when the Heat/LeBron fail, but its for a fleeting moment and ends there.

Its "Sports Hate." Sports Hate isn't real hate. It's just easier to say "hate" than write out that entire paragraph you just wrote. I take delight when he fails, but I don't feel about him the way I feel about genocide or my Father. It's just sports hate.

Not always true. I hate Jose Mesa. It's not sports hate, it's real hate. The kind of hate that would prompt me to openly celebrate his death the way people did for Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden. The man took what would've been one of the happiest moments of my childhood and turned it into something I try and repress.

F*ck you, Jose Mesa.
2012-05-21 03:10:47 PM  
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AdolfOliverPanties: 9. He stopped wearing jersey number 23 out of respect for Michael Jordan, which is fine, but he said "I just think that if I'm not gonna wear it, nobody should."

And instead took Bill Russell's number
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