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Lebron ad nauseam, squared

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by clutchcargo, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    I can't tell which is more hilarious---that we get an hour-long ESPN special Thursday night in which King Loser announces which team he is going to, or that in a cursory search on this web site I couldn't find where anyone else had posted about this.

    (If I missed it, I apologize to all of you Type A's waiting to pounce on anyone for the sacrilege of double posting a topic. I apologize for the 3 seconds it took for you to click on this post and go ballistic.)
     
  2. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    Do I understand correctly that ESPN is giving money to LeBron's charity of choice for the privilege of airing the special?
     
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    There's nothing separate on it, but we've been talking about it for several pages over on the NBA off-season thread.
     
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Is it possible for someone, in this day and age, to actually overplay his hand and go a bit too far with the hype? Is there any way this could backfire? My better angel says yes, that people will see through this pretentiousness and lose esteem for LeBron because of it. But that is probably a naive take in today's society.
     
  5. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    What if Lebron gets on TV and announces he has a deal with, say, the Knicks, and then Knicks deny that any deal has been finalized.
     
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Or if David Aldredge reports the deal an hour after LeBron.
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Fixed.
     
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    But ESPN says, with a straight face, it's not paying for the announcement.
     
  9. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Commercial proceeds go to Boys and Girls clubs of America, which was his choice.
     
  10. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    What if, say, the New York Times said LeBron could make his announcement exclusively on their pages, and all ad revenue in the section that day went to the Boys and Girls Clubs?

    Would that be ethical?
     
  11. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    What if LeBron has decided to go to college and is announcing he will play next season at Kentucky :)
     
  12. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    Michigan State. He wanted to play for Izzo.

    And I think this is the definitive take on ESPN/LeBron: http://deadspin.com/5581889/lebron-james-is-a-cocksucker
     
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