August 4, 2021

Who is Better, MJ or LeBron?

I have seen both Michael and LeBron play live and countless times on TV. Yes I was even the moron who watched LeBron play in a televised ESPN2 high school game at famed Pauley Pavilion. In that game LeBron should have received at least three offensive fouls, but he scored 21 points on 8-24 shooting while leading St Vincents to a victory over the then #4 in the country Mater Dei. I said then to a couple of hoopaholics that this phenom out of HS would never be a true force in the NBA. This was the final year HS players could come out and apply for the NBA draft. LeBron went #1 overall to the Cavs which I found hard to believe because Carmelo just won a National Title at Syracuse and went #3 and going #4 and #5 were Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

Well fast forward a few years and LeBron just held the MVP of the NBA to 6% shooting when he guarded him in the 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. 6’8″ LeBron can play all five positions if need be. Could MJ do that? LeBron is a monster at his size and I have to believe MJ would have major issues checking him if they went head-to-head.

I know MJ has six rings, but they were in a completely different era. LeBron is the most dominating player I have ever seen and I saw Wilt, Kareem, Jerry West, Magic and Larry in person too.

LeBron Nike Spoof Commercial

We have all seen the LeBron and Kobe puppet commercials by now, but I’m willing to bet you probably haven’t seen this one before. Internet rumors have run rampant for a couple of months now that Delonte West and Gloria James (LeBron’s mom) did the wild thing and LeBron actually caught the two of them in the act. This rumor also is correlated to why LeBron stunk it up in Game 5 against the Celtics, why he ultimately left the Cavs and so and so on. Well, this spoof commercial goes right at those rumors of Delonte and LeBron’s mom and brings it home hard.

LeBron and Delonte Nike spoof commercial: Shout out to Mad Max for the tip!

One other small point I would like to make. I’m not best looking by all means, but I feel confident I look better than Delonte!

Delonte West

Get It Over With Already

This has become a very busy July in sports especially more so than in any previous years I can remember. Usually after the NBA Finals it’s a bit quiet with just baseball to watch which is only in the middle of their season. So with the most boring time of year approaching, MLB All-Star week, we are actually glued to what is happening in the NBA and there is also a little something going on called the World Cup.

The whole NBA free agency period has been riveting and great water cooler talk for the last few weeks, but in last few days it has become quite ridiculous. We now have an ESPN one-hour show for LeBron James to inform everyone where he is going? Not to mention he is going to sign a multi-million dollar deal with a team of his choice while many people in the country can’t even get a job. If LeBron leaves Cleveland a town hit hard by this economy and does it on national TV than he is complete and total douchebag. I like LeBron James, but going on TV to leave the area who has supported you since birth would be devastating for the city and surrounding area. The only good thing that would come out of the event is James will be providing thousands of dollars of ad revenue from the event to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

I believe a three-star team if he actually does go to the Miami Heat will be a force, until something goes wrong. I mean the 80’s Lakers and Celtics were three-star team as were the Pistons, but that was many moons ago. How about the Lakers of 2004 that had Shaq, Kobe, the Mailman and Gary Payton, it failed miserably! If Miami is going to win a championship they need to get bigger and right now they have Bosh and Beasley.  They also need to fill a lot of other roster spots with basically no more cash under the cap. This could work, but a lot of things point to it not working.

In the end I just want this free agency period over so I can go enjoy the rest of my summer.

Kobe King of Jersey Sales

Kobe Bryant is offically the most popular jersey in the NBA for the second year in a row. The list is formulated by the overall sales from NBAstore.com and the brick and mortar NBA Store located in the Big Apple. This might come as a surprise to many of you, but the two stores are having record years in respect to sales so the NBA does actually still have fans based on these numbers.

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to be the most popular team in respect to merchandise sales and have now been at the top for seven out of the last eight years. The Celtics, Cavs, Bulls and Knickerbockers round out the top five NBA squads that move merchandise.

Thirteen of the top fifteen players qualified for the 2010 Playoffs with only Chris Paul and David Lee not making the postseason. I do find it surprising that Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash didn’t make the list, but I guess they are getting older.

1. Kobe Bryant – Lakers
2. LeBron James – Cavs
3. Kevin Garnett – Celtics
4. Derrick Rose – Bulls
5. Dwight Howard – Magic
6. Dwyane Wade – Heat
7. Chris Paul – Hornets
8. Paul Pierce – Celtics
9. Kevin Durant – Thunder
10. Carmelo Anthony – Nuggets
11. Nate Robinson – Knicks/Celtics
12. David Lee – Knicks
13. Brandon Roy – Trail Blazers
14. Pau Gasol – Lakers
15. Rajon Rondo – Celtics

Is LeBron James Preparing to Leave?

Rumors have been flying for at least two years now that LeBron James will be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers after this season when he becomes a free agent. Well, King James filed paperwork yesterday to change his jersey number from 23 to 6 starting next season and it has all the conspiracy theorists in a tizzy. This news surfaced on the same day the Cavaliers played the Knicks for the final time this year and only a few months before free agency begins. If you plan on going somewhere else you might as well start anew with a completely different number ala Michael Jordan, right? In New Jersey Courtney Lee currently rolls with #6, but no one on the New York Knickerbockers has that number. Hmmm.

Let me play devils advocate here for just a second. LeBron idolizes Michael and stated earlier this season that no player should wear #23 and went on to say Jordan should be the new NBA logo. So might this be the reason for the change in his jersey number? Also, LeBron owns a $25 million dollar pad in Akron that he wouldn’t be selling anytime soon, if ever, should he choose to leave. And finally, LeBron would get paid more by the Cavs than any other NBA team could offer and he actually does seem to be someone who leans towards the ‘home is where the heart is’ mantra. In my humble opinion LeBron isn’t going anywhere and all the speculation is just media fodder.

I do see one small possibility that could lead to LeBron leaving town and it will make things really tricky if it does happen. Should LeBron win the NBA Finals this year he very well might feel like his work is done in Cleveland and move on to a different team. So to all you Cav fans do you want to win it all this year or do you want to keep LeBron? I think I know the answer to that question, but I will leave it at that for now!

LeBron James Dunked on Video

Thanks to eBaumnation.com the proverbial cat is out of the bag in respect to LeBron James getting dunked on at his own Skills Camp a couple of weeks ago. I guess Nike and King James didn’t confiscate all the footage that day because this video definitely shows Jordan Crawford getting all sorts of jiggy with it on LeBron James dome.

LeBron James Gets Dunked On

Word on the streets is LeBron James was hammered on this past Monday night by Xavier guard Jordan Crawford at LeBron’s Skill Camp. The more intriguing aspect of the story is that supposively Nike and LeBron requested the video should not be released to the public. Why confiscate the tape? Does this somehow hurt LeBron’s almighty image? Will the LeBron puppet not know how to handle another disappointment? There is no doubt at some point the video of Crawford two-hand jamming on LeBron will get out and rest assure when it does we will have it. Stay tuned.