Thursday, September 30, 2010

It Wasn't Racial. It Was Stupid.

Lebron James is claiming that race is a factor in the criticism of his "Decision."

[Soledad] O'Brien asked if race played a role.
"I think so at times," James said. "It's always, you know, a race factor."
Said Carter: "It definitely played a role in some of the stuff coming out of the media, things that were written for sure."
It never once occurred to me that, "Hey, Lebron is doing this one hour TV special because he is black."  Or, "Lebron is going to Miami because he is black."  That is stupid.  Lebron was criticized for his "Decision" because it was a disgusting display of arrogance and one big whopping middle finger to the fans of Cleveland.

Lebron James has been one of the most celebrated athletes since Tiger Woods, and before him, Michael Jordan, and before him, Magic Johnson, and before him Walter Payton and Julius Erving, and before them Mohamed Ali.  Notice a pattern here?

Most fans are color blind.  Except in this case, where the Cleveland fans saw red, not black.

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