Let me begin by stating publically that I’m not sure if I can drink my large double, double from Tim Horton’s so long as they have a picture of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats logo on it.
I know the first Timmy’s opened there, but come on! Toronto… Double Blue… AAArrrGGGoooosssss!!!
So LeBron James had decide to speak… First he somehow thinks it is a good idea to hold a press conference and tells the world how great he is – in the middle of prime time TV slot, with the interview taking place in a boys and girls club. No sympathy points won here buddy.
Then he shuns his former team by saying how much he did for them.
At this point, I’m thinking he’s the biggest (richest) a**hole in the world.
He goes on Larry King live – interviewed in the courtyard of his palatial estate in front of an elaborate water fountain, and tells Larry how great he is, how big his house is and again how great he is.
I’m thinking, now I know he’s an giant (stinking rich) a**hole.
He talks about his mom and how she had him when she was just 16 and how he doesn’t know how she did it. As a father of three kids in my late 30’s I’m not sure how she did it either. He went on to say that his motivation to be the best player in the world and to do the right thing is because of her.
While I still want the Heat to lose every game, I’m softening my stance on the whole LBJ thing.
I’m also softening my stance on the collusion aspect where other league execs are calling on the NBA to investigate how the Heat could re-sign Wade, and sign Bosh and James.
I mean come on. The Heat must have arranged this over a year ago for them to be able to draw up and execute their plan to dump contracts and make room for these guys. If Bosh, Wade and James go elsewhere, the Heat have 4 guys signed for the 2010/2011 campaign. That would be crazy… But… While that did seem suspicious, the Knicks and Nets pretty much did the same thing. I’m also sure the Bulls had room. These teams cleared up cap space and took a run at these 3 free agents who had apparently decided years ago they were all going to play together. With that, do NOT believe when any of these guys utter the phrase, “I was strongly considering staying in [insert city Toronto or Cleveland here]”. No you were not! You wanted to be wined and dined by other teams in order to experience the free agent feelings but you were gone years ago. Both Bosh and LBJ would be respected had they said all along this was the plan, instead of leading on the other cities and the fans.
But how much would I have laughed if LBJ announced that he was joining the Toronto Raptors… We have a monarchy in Canada, so “King James” could have met Queen Elizabeth who is on tour right now in Toronto. What would CB4 have done?
So being a basketball fan, but not a diehard fan, I am a bit surprised when I hear that the Raptors will be okay and possibly compete for a playoff spot as a result of the acquisitions they made after CB. They sucked with him… and to think they might contend for a playoff spot without him makes me wonder what Miami is getting… Will he ever touch the ball there?