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LeBron and No. 23

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    So he changes to No. 6. Big deal. However, there was no need. Yes MJ was an icon for the 80's and 90's but time has shown that he's just about the rings and the money so I'm not in favor of any Jackie Robinson treatment for his number/legacy.

    MJ is an arrogant pr*ck who has not been an upstanding husband/family man nor someone who has done anything for society in general. (Notice parallel with Tiger.)
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Of course there was a need. How else were they going to market new jerseys to a dopey public?

    And next year, he can pay homage to Bill Russell and Dr. J and switch to number 32.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    So is LeBron
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I'd rather the number on his jersey change than the team name.

    Not like he's a trendsetter here. MJ did it. Kobe did it. Even fucking Joe Girardi did it.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    When I was a kid you could not buy a jersey with a number and a player's name.

    And nobody ever changed numbers back then.

    What a coincidence.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Dr. J wore 32 in college and the ABA
  7. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is horrible that a star athlete's No. 1 concern was winning championships.... ::)
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Follow the money, guys ... both LeBron and Jordan are Nike guys. It's gotta be the shoes. Wouldn't surprise me to see all this is guided by the swoosh.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I have a very, very early memory of seeing Dr. J play for the Nets. I was probably about 5. I didn't take note of his number. :)
  10. Sooooo, Point of order,

    Please tell me where the evidence is that LeBron is an arrogant prick who's not an upstanding citizen and not an upstanding family man. In fact, tell me anything, other than snapping pics with his teammates, or throwing chalk in the air, that points to anything other than LeBron being a solid citizen. Give me any evidence to back up your claim.
  11. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    Yeah, I am hoping to hear his reasoning.
  12. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Well, the sideline antics are really annoying.

    Adrian Woj's take.

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