Friday, July 09, 2010

Venting



I don't think most of my readers follow professional basketball. But if you read the papers or follow the Yahoo home page or watch television, you probably know that Lebron James was all the talk this week. He's the professional basketball player that held a press conference last night announcing his decision about where he would play next year. (Not that it matters, but he chose Miami.) He had been playing for Cleveland (not that that matters either.) Getting to my point here. The owner of Cleveland was upset that Lebron left. Very upset. So upset that he wrote THIS letter. Wow. Just wow. I don't care where Lebron plays. But I am sad that this kind of letter is what my *littles* will read. That this letter is what is normal these days. He's mad. He's hurt. If Lebron had stayed, he would be his best friend. What about "class?" I'm not picking on him. I don't have a favorite NBA team. I'm just sad today that this is accepted as normal behavior. 


These *littles* deserve better. Your *littles* do too.





10 comments:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I agree with you. A terrible example to our young folk today. No wonder Lebron did not want to play for him anymore. I don't blame him. I would leave too. Love the pictures of your little grandchildren. They are so precious!!! Love & blessings from NC!

April Westerhold said...

Lebron was one on of my "Rants" for this week. I, personally, have not watched the NBA since the days of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Isaiah Thomas but I really think the classlessness (if that is a word) started with James. Instead of handling the matter in a professional manner, he strung along the Cleveland Cavliers (and the whole NBA-loving nation) and fed into his own ego by havng an hour long show to say where he was going to go. Cleveland loved him and that was his hometown and he kind of slapped them in the face.

You always hear professional athletes talking about their sport as "their job" or that "it's a business". I think it is situations like this that really prove that that is exactly the way they look at their craft. Fans are emotional about their team and about their players but at the end of the day for the player, it is just a job, a business.

It seems, though, that the owner of the Cavs had a hard time staying on the business side and let his emotions get way too involved.

I know one thing is for sure,I'm glad it is over and I don't have to listen to all of the sports talk stations talk about James all day long.

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Wow, I say bad on both parties. While LeBron is known for being hot headed and self centered, why did this classless letter need to be written? Couldn't have one side dealt with this in a respectful manner?

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You know I am a sports nut and I have listened to talk radio all day today....and I will admit I liked Lebron...I told my son-in-law a couple of hours before the special last night that I felt like he would go to the HEAT...Now he is wondering how I knew...Ha
I know someone personally that knows Lebron well and I talk to him late last night...and we both agreed that Lebron did not do himself any favors yesterday. It was a 3 ring circus and maybe one of the dummbiest hours I have ever seen on ESPN. Personally I did not care where he played, but it could not have been handled any poorer...His handlers or whoever must be really new at their job...and the fact that he did not even have the ......to call his coach first and let him know...Lebron dropped way down in my book of class athletes...and ESPN is being really laughed at today for falling into the trap...Just a mess....I have not read the letter but I heard it read word for word over live radio today...That shows you how far this world has gone.

...You May Say I'm A Dreamer said...

AGREE!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I agree with you 100%. Where are the role models out there? Well written my friend.

JMom said...

Nonny! We were on the same page exactly. :-) Have a great weekend.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I too am not into professional basketball....don't care for it at all, but there has been alot of hoopla about Lebron and he leaving Cleveland and going to the Heat. Of course, I knew nothing about it until I heard it on the news.
I just read the letter from the owner....

I think this has been totally blown out of proportion! And the way people have reacted...including the owner...is uncalled for!!

~Beth

Kelley said...

I totally agree. His jersey was burned too. Very extreme.

Kelly's Avenue said...

They are just too cute