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Old 07-30-2010, 03:18 AM   #136
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Am I the only one who looks down on those who constantly whine, let alone care about what a celeb does?

Suggestion: Stop writing articles that really serve no importance to society at all and try to become useful to said society in some manner or form.

...or you could all continue with your inferiority complexes....I hear chicks dig that. lol

It's really what the weak do. Cry about the alpha males instead of looking at their own pathetic existence. lol
LMAO tooooo far?
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:21 AM   #137
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Yup.

It wasn't even a bad article.

Just goes to show how big of a douche this guy is ... they kept it quite under wraps in Cleveland for the past 7 years.



This guy won't let people approach him at a club.

But in LA at a resteraunt in 2003, 3 time NBA champion and world known superstar Kobe Bryant, was asked by my cousins friend directly to come over and wish her happy birthday ... and he gladly oblidged without censoring people from coming his way or having to complete an application in order to converse with him.

Were your cousin and her friend teenage white girls by any chance?
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:03 AM   #138
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I wasnt talking about the accuracy. The story was garbage. You spend a night partying with Lebron James and all that you can do is describe what happened? No funny jokes, no stories just you calling the man a child for a party that he was paid to attend.

That is why it is garbage.

Give us some insight into how much pull he has and other things that we wouldn't see on the court, don't concentrate on how he treated some waiter.

To me it just seemed like he had some sort of beef with bron.

The story was garbage because it didn't have enough jokes and didn't talk about how much pull he has? That's a ridiculously specific set of standards there. How he treated a waiting is exactly they type of thing you wouldn't see on court, you're contradicting yourself in the same sentence. Also the writer didn't call LeBron a child for going to a party that he was paid to attend, it was his behavior there and at the casino. You know, the part about the grown-ass man dunking on signs in a populated casino and shooting over invisible defenders by the slot machines.

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Am I the only one who looks down on those who constantly whine, let alone care about what a celeb does?

Suggestion: Stop writing articles that really serve no importance to society at all and try to become useful to said society in some manner or form.

...or you could all continue with your inferiority complexes....I hear chicks dig that. lol

It's really what the weak do. Cry about the alpha males instead of looking at their own pathetic existence. lol

Lol, except that this is the whiniest post in the thread. Well it's like half whining and half alluding that you're so awesome that you don't care. All the while missing the whole point of why this article is even an issue. But I guess you're too busy being an alpha male to bother understanding anything that's going on around you. Here's a suggestion, think a little more before you put an opinion out, then you wouldn't have to try so hard to convince people of your alpha-ness in an effort to cover your lack of understanding. (Here's a hint, actual alpha's don't spend a lot of time talking about being an alpha.)
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:46 AM   #139
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I don't see what is wrong with LBJs actions here. Seems like a young man enjoying himself.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:41 AM   #140
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I don't see anything negative about any of the things Lebron did, the article just tries to lead you in a certain direction and that is Anti-lebron. Honestly its lame, its not an objective article, its a piece of trash catering to espn watchers and readers who are already anti-lebron. Written by a media troll, and all you just got trolled.

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:19 AM   #141
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The story was garbage because it didn't have enough jokes and didn't talk about how much pull he has? That's a ridiculously specific set of standards there. How he treated a waiting is exactly they type of thing you wouldn't see on court, you're contradicting yourself in the same sentence. Also the writer didn't call LeBron a child for going to a party that he was paid to attend, it was his behavior there and at the casino. You know, the part about the grown-ass man dunking on signs in a populated casino and shooting over invisible defenders by the slot machines.



He's childish for having fun? I'm sorry if what is fun to him is different than what you do.

Thanks for not reading what I posted all the way through. My point was, if I spent the whole night with an NBA superstar in a casino, I would damn sure have more to say than this anti-lebron article did.

Did he even have anything positive to say about the whole night? How one sided can an article get before you realize? Oh wait, if you're on the same side, it doesnt matter now does it?
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:12 PM   #142
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Colin Cowherd on ESPN radio this morning says the Lebron article was pulled by ESPN because it was revealed that the writer did not follow proper protocol by disclosing the fact that he was a member of the media to Lebron & co. To paraphrase Cowherd, "that's not what we do here [at ESPN]. We don't 'snoop' around. We have to identify ourselves as members of the media from the get-go."
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:15 PM   #143
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Don't know what the problem is here. Story wasn't bad. LBJ didn't do anything bad. *confused*
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:27 PM   #144
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As the world – fine, a few geeks who are interested in sports media and ESPN – waits for ESPN to decide whether or not to suspend writer Arash Markazi for not “properly identifying himself as a reporter,” let’s check in on some opinions, shall we?

Dan LeBatard: “The way the relationship is with Lebron James though, and this network’s relationship [with him] after the decision, makes it complicated because there’s this perception that ESPN is in bed with him. And now, you bring more attention to the story when you pull it.”

Tony Kornheiser: “I don’t know what it means to properly identify yourself, I don’t know who has to know you’re a writer and who doesn’t when a guy is a public figure who appears to be, for the most part, in a public place.”

Richard Sandomir, New York Times: “It would appear that ESPN needs to fully comprehend, 24/7, that it can’t get into business with the athletes it covers — even if it ensures an exclusive, even if it tells its reporters to act with transparency — although it might result in superstars like James fleeing into the cone of silence.”

Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated: “By today’s logic, Esquire should have spiked Gay Talese’s ‘Frank Sinatra Has A Cold.’” [Background: In 1965, Talese attempted to interview Sinatra but was denied; part of the legendary profile that ensued included "observing the man himself wherever he could." Obviously nobody is comparing Markazi's piece on LeBron to that one.]

Tommy Craggs, Deadspin: “Lots of good journalism has been done by reporters leaning against walls and taking discreet notes. Lots of bad journalism has been done by reporters walking in the front door and announcing themselves. The point isn’t the rule itself but the outcome of the reporting. If the quotes are accurate, if the story is an honest accounting, who the hell cares that Markazi didn’t identify himself?

We offered our version of what might have happened yesterday. We stand by our opinion that – based on the information that has been presented by ESPN – suspending Markazi would be a bad move. If Markazi at any point lied about who he was, that’ll change our opinion. But we find nothing wrong with simply observing a famous basketball player in his natural habitat. If he can get excellent access, great! Blame LeBron’s bloated posse for not tightening up the list.

And regardless of what ESPN says, an editor or two there had to know what Markazi’s game-plan was before he left for Vegas. How does the story get so far in the process and at the last minute get yanked? (That’s why we still feel LeBron’s people had a say in the story getting pulled, even though ESPN denies this.) And it’s not like Markazi was conducting interviews without notifying his subjects. He was simply observing. Sneaky? Sure. Deceitful? Nope (although this could change if new information emerges). Something that LeBron’s people would see as underhanded and perhaps get pissed off about? Certainly.

You think Tiger Woods was thrilled when SI followed him around the craps tables a few years back?

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:52 PM   #145
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ESPN is a joke. To think they're supposed to be the premiere sports channel...embarrassing.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:23 PM   #146
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Is he holding 4 fingers to symbolize 4 invisible rings? Or past 4 years of failure? Or 4 more years of failure?
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:30 PM   #147
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He's childish for having fun? I'm sorry if what is fun to him is different than what you do.

Thanks for not reading what I posted all the way through. My point was, if I spent the whole night with an NBA superstar in a casino, I would damn sure have more to say than this anti-lebron article did.

Did he even have anything positive to say about the whole night? How one sided can an article get before you realize? Oh wait, if you're on the same side, it doesnt matter now does it?


I'm not agreeing with him, just pointing out that he wasn't called childish just for going to a party he was paid to attend like you say.

I'm not sure why you think it's the journalists duty to fish for good things to say about LeBron. What type of positive action were you looking for in this scenario? Should he have fabricated some just to make people like you happy? That type of thing is exactly what people are complaining about in regards to modern journalism.

Your ideas are contradictory. He only really expresses an opinion in one paragraph, the rest are just a retelling of his observations regardless if he only picked and chose actions that he found childish. If you think it's negative, its because you find his described actions as being negative. Yet you defend his actions as not being bad. Which is it? If his actions are ok, then a writers descriptions of the actions should also be ok. You can't say a writers description of events are all negative, then on the other side defend everything LeBron did was fine.
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Lebron James = the only human being in the world who acts childishly in a party
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Don't know what the problem is here. Story wasn't bad. LBJ didn't do anything bad. *confused*
It's not about the content of the story or the fact that LeBron was partying. It's about ESPN sacrificing journalistic integrity by kowtowing to an athlete and his handlers. It's a big can of worms that really has nothing to do with LeBron's behavior (in this instance anyway).

How some people can still be so stupid as to not get this is something of a headscratcher.
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