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Old 07-28-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default ESPN pulls unflattering Vegas party article about LeBron from website...


Article written by ESPN's own writer Arash Makazi was pulled from ESPN.com shortly after it was posted

http://www.sportsgrid.com/nba/espn-m...-megalomaniac/
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The article chronicles LeBron’s recent party in Las Vegas, and paints him in a less-than-flattering light. Now, after an hour and 15 minutes up on ESPN.com, the link is dead as if it never existed, and I’m wondering if ESPN pulled it because of pressure from LeBron James’ camp. Chris Littman from Sporting News chronicles the bizarre series of events on his Twitter and posted a JPEG of the article before it was taken down ESPN.com.

Here are some quick excerpts from the article chronicling James' massive party:

- “Bottle after bottle” of ‘Ace of Spades’ champagne is delivered to LeBron by a waiter who flies down from the dance floor “like an overgrown Peter Pan.” All we can say is, we saw this coming.

- One time the waiter is dressed as a King, another as Indiana Jones. At one point he almost kicks LeBron in the head by accident, to which James says, “I wish they’d have one of these girls with no panties do that instead of this guy.”

- Glen “Big Baby” Davis, apparently at the same club by coincidence, walks by and surveys the spectacle before him. All he can do is shake his head and keep walking. Even the so-called Big Baby couldn't believe Kid James.

- James and Lamar Odom teach each other how to Dougie. Odom then casts a glance James' way before looking in the opposite direction, and raising his glass at a couple on the dance floor who point to their ring fingers and smile.

- Markazi on James: “The more time you spend around him, the more you realize he’s a child wrapped in 6-foot-8, 250-pound frame.” The night after the party at Tao, he and his crew walk through the casino at the Wynn and Encore and he pretends to dribble a basketball, weaving throug a pack of dozen friends for a layup, and dunking on overhead casion signs, as he walks past ringing slot machines and tourists who do double-takes. In a Nike T-shirt, jeans and sneakers, James' pantomime seems unconscious."

Yep, that’s probably the line that got Camp LeBron angry the most.

As Littman points out, this isn’t the first time that LeBron’s handlers may or may not have censored a story about their star. Remember the Jordan Crawford dunk?

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