Congrats, and long live King James*
Sour grapes are better than no dessert at all ...
Some people wear a halo. For me, LeBron James will always wear an invisible asterisk over his head, in place of his king’s crown.
Until he convincingly denies that he politicked to have Draymond Green suspended, King James will be a stupendous player who wasn’t strong enough to win the NBA championship straight-up.
The Ultimate Warrior (the T-shirt James wore flying back to Cleveland) should have rocked a “Cowardly Lion” Tshirt.
Meanwhile, shame on the league for even asking for James’ or the Cavs’ input before suspending Green.
I do believe the NBA Finals were rigged to extend to six or seven games. However, I’ve read and heard the eloquent arguments for why the league would have no reason to tamper with the games, and I reject these arguments on this ground: Almost everyone cheats.
The heads of the Olympics and World Cup are the Keystone Kops of cheating. Every Olympics in recent memory has been tainted with drug cheats. Politicians and business leaders cheat like crazy the world over. The NFL has been caught lying a million times about concussions.
It’s a cheating world, brothers and sisters. The motive is usually money. The NBA has a new $24 billion TV contract. Do you think the league doesn’t care if the TV people feel shortchanged at any point?
Again, I do not believe the NBA cheated, but don’t tell me it’s impossible and there is no logical reason.
I also do not believe the Warriors’ losing the Finals was karma payback for Joe Lacob’s “light years” brag to the New York Times. If bragging was a karma krime, the entire NBA would be locked up on Alcatraz.
Maybe you’d rather have Chris Cohan back. He didn’t do a lot of bragging.
Lacob’s punishment will be having to endure jokes about how his time machine got timemachine-jacked by the Cavaliers.
Damian Jones, the Warriors’ top draft pick, was 80 minutes
late for his introductory new conference because of traffic? Jones should have borrowed Lacob’s time machine.