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Wow, Lebron James sure doesn't get it

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by WaylonJennings, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Mini-Kobe Bryant controversy going on. Ad in SI apparently this week featuring the two players where Kobe says he doesn't leave anything on the court, "nothing in the chamber" or something along those lines.


    Kobe apologizes and says the ad is inappropriate, in hindsight, and a mistake. Lebron, on the other hand, well, read:

    James defended Bryant, saying the words were taken out of context.

    "That has nothing, zero, to do with guns," James said, raising his voice at reporters. "At all. At all. Zero. That's very simple. For somebody to even say that -- that's a basketball term. To try to highlight Kobe and say that he was referencing guns is totally ridiculous."

    James said such slang is common among his peers.

    "We say a lot of things as basketball players that make a reference to guns and violence, but it's really not guns and violence," he said.
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Eh, he'll just get lynched in the playoffs again. :)
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Or maybe he'll shoot the lights out.
  4. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I think LeBron has a legit point. Just for once, it would be nice if the controversy de jour didn't get exploited by stupid people for stupid reasons.
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Dallas has a hell of a shotgun with a QB that has a cannon for an arm.

    Why am I thinking of George Carlin right now?
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's not LeBron's fault that a couple of knuckleheads brought guns into the locker room. Are sports writers supposed to stop using Pistol Pete's nickname or use the terms three-point sharpshooter or a half court bomb?
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    edited for the hard truth
  8. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    It's mainly a case of terrible timing of the ad. Otherwise, no one would have said anything. Unless, someone had just killed 30 people somewhere and was quoted with "I left nothing in the chamber" afterward.

    Even so, Nike should sit on it for a while. Stern probably choked on his caviar when he heard.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Big deal. Lebron's way past the maturity level I had at his age.
  10. I'm sorry, but this is a dumbass thing to say:

    "We say a lot of things as basketball players that make a reference to guns and violence."

    Not just post-Arenas, but any time.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    It's part of sports. The metaphors between athletics and violence are pretty obvious, and there was nothing wrong with what was said.
  12. At the very least, it was awkwardly phrased by a smart guy.
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