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Old 07-28-2010, 03:14 PM   #16
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Default Re: ESPN pulls unflattering article about LeBron from website...

Who gives a flying phuk about what he does in his free-time... God, these journalists piss me off.

Funny thing is, I'm a journalist too. :')
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:14 PM   #17
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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


they are too busy whining and crying... they dont hear you
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:14 PM   #18
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what a little bitc h...this is how athletes become broke...they have bitc.hy little friends do all the thinking and handles all the cash...lebron shud have went to college and learn sumthing atleast. at this rate he'll be broke as hell and regret taking less money...keep in mind this was only 1 weekend with 6figures spent...how many more weekends does it take to become broke

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Old 07-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #19
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http://myespn.go.com/s/conversations...31/sort/oldest

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Old 07-28-2010, 03:19 PM   #20
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Here's the article.. it was posted on some message board before it was deleted:

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LeBron James leans against a waist-high stone wall with a 16-foot-tall Buddha hovering over him.

He's at Tao, a bustling restaurant and nightclub inside the Venetian hotel and his arms are crossed as he listens to Lynn Meritt, Senior Director of Nike Basketball, and Charles Denson, President of Nike Brand talk.

James is quiet, occasionally applying Chap Stick on his lips and nodding his head when he hears something he likes.

Five security guards are stationed around him, one at each corner of the table he's about to sit at and another roving around with him, watching his every move. Anyone who takes two steps towards him is stopped and must have James' approval to come further.

The waiter bringing him his cup of green tea with a spoonful of honey and a dash of lemon juice makes the cut, as does the scantily clad brunette with a tattoo of a heart on her right shoulder.

She wants to take a picture with him. "I can't right now," says James. "Maybe later, upstairs, I'll remember you're the one with the tattoo."

James will host a party later in the upstairs nightclub at Tao, but he is currently hosting a dinner for his friends and family in the downstairs restaurant. Wearing a grey striped shirt and gold crucifix around his neck, he bobs his head to music played by an amped-up saxophonist who weaves his way around the table like a one-man mariachi band.

I have somehow found myself at this exclusive table, seated beside Eddie Jackson, who is introduced to me as James' father (though he actually began dating James' mother, Gloria, after LeBron was born and the two are no longer together). Jackson, wearing a muscle shirt accentuating his large biceps, looks like a member of James' four-man entourage, like one of his childhood friends.

James' circle includes Randy Mims, seated to his right at the center of the table, Maverick Carter, seated at the head of the table, and Richard Paul, seated in front of James. The quartet makes up the initials behind LRMR Marketing, the management firm James founded almost four years ago with his buddies. Their offices in downtown Cleveland gained notoriety earlier this month as the location teams flocked to for their meetings with James.

Seated to the right of James is Chris Paul, whose brother, C.J., is seated across from him. The New Orleans Hornets point guard reportedly has seen how James has positioned himself to win a championship by signing with the Miami Heat and joining forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and has reportedly considered a similar move himself.

The truth is, in James' dream world, the duo he would love to play with for the next decade would be Wade and Paul, his two closest friends in the NBA. Paul has been like a brother to James since the two were in Las Vegas four years ago for USA Basketball training camp, when as a rookie he carried James' and Wade's bags to and from the team bus.

James and Paul are fairly quiet at the center of the table as they take in the scene around them. As family style plates of miso-glazed Chilean sea bass and crispy lobster and shrimp dumplings are brought to the table, James effortlessly picks up the food with his chopsticks and occasionally raises his cup of green tea to passersby as they raise their martinis and mojitos in his direction before being helped along by security guards.

When trays of desert plates are brought over, James gets up, preferring to start his party upstairs instead of indulging in the giant fortune cookies and chocolate cake. A security guard comes over and puts plastic wristbands on our wrists and escorts us through the back of the restaurant, up a flight of stairs in the bowels of the hotel and through a back entrance into the club. About a dozen security guards, moving their flash lights, direct us to a roped off section on the dance floor of Tao next to a couple of apparently nude women in a bathtub full of water and rose petals.

James, now wearing sunglasses in the dark club, immediately stands up on the couch and folds his arms high on his chest and nods his head back up and down. He smiles as he looks at the dozens of people crowded on the dance floor. Noticing him, they stop dancing and snap pictures as the DJ screams out, "LeBron James in the building!" and plays LMFAO's "I'm in Miami."

Carter, LeBron's' childhood friend and manager, begins dancing around James like Puff Daddy in a Notorious B.I.G video. A giant red crown-shaped cake is brought over to James while go-go dancers dressed in skimpy red and black outfits raise four lettered placards that spell out, "KING." Carter grabs a bottle of Grey Goose and pours a quarter of it on the floor and raises it up before passing it off.

James' infamous one-hour special, "The Decision," was reportedly the brainchild of Carter, a 28-year-old who has never managed anyone outside of his friend James. This three-day party marathon in Vegas (which James is being paid six figures to host) is also Carter's idea.

Bottle after bottle of "Ace of Spades" champagne is delivered to the table by a waiter flying down from above the dance floor like some overgrown Peter Pan on a wire. One time he's dressed like a King, another time like Indiana Jones and another in an a replica of James' Number 6 Miami Heat jersey.

James, who can hardly see the flying figure through his tinted glasses, almost gets kicked in the head on the waiter's last trip down. He looks at the girls around him and says, "I wish they'd have one of these girls with no panties do that instead of the guy."

Towards the end of the night, Celtics center Glen Davis walks past James' party and looks at the scene up and down several times like a painting in a museum, soaking in the images of the go-go dancers, the "King" sign and the costumed man delivering bottles of champagne.

Davis shakes his head and walks on.

James dances on the couch and sings along with the music blaring from speakers all around him.

The more you hang around James, the more you realize he's still a child wrapped in a 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 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. He stops every few feet to shoot a jump shot, his right hand extended above his head on the follow through. He weaves through a pack of a dozen friends and pretends to connect on a lay-up as he walks past a gift shop. He passes overhead casino signs and jumps up and slaps them, pretending to dunk. Columns covered with advertisements for lounge acts become stationary defenders, chumps to fake out before connecting on imaginary mid-range jump shots.

James probably goes through a practice's worth of shots as we walk from the XS nightclub at Encore (James left his poolside table when he saw the club was practically empty), through Wynn and over the bridge to the Pal***o.

Soon after arriving at Lavo, a restaurant and nightclub at the Pal***o, a scene straight out of West Side Story breaks out when James and Lamar Odom, seated at a nearby table, engage in an impromptu dance-off to California Swag District's "Teach Me How To Dougie."

Odom, smoking a cigar, can't quite keep up. James celebrates by crossing himself and taking a shot of Patron. Moments later, a handful of girls dressed as cheerleaders walk towards his table with someone dressed in James' Heat uniform. Someone throws talcum powder in the air as James does before every game, while his new unofficial song, "I'm in Miami" plays.

Odom 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.

Back at his table, James and his crew sing every word to Rick Ross' "Free Mason." LeBron raps every line to former teammate Damon Jones (who played with him in Cleveland) . Jones, puffing on a cigar, nods his head.

James rips out the lines:

"If I ever die, never let it be said I didn't win/
Never, never say/
Never say legend didn't go in/
I just wanna die on top of the world."

While he looks at club-goers flashing the LA and Westside signs at him, he smiles and points to Jackson's T-shirt which reads, "Another Enemy," and raises his glass of champagne.

Finally, Carter tells James it's time to leave the club and they do, LeBron pretending to cross-over tables and shoot over slot machines all the way back to his room.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:19 PM   #21
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Just espn being espn.. they've been in the witness protection program for years.

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Old 07-28-2010, 03:20 PM   #22
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Kobe fans mad . They probably jerk off to these articles.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:22 PM   #23
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what a little bitc h...this is how athletes become broke...they have bitc.hy little friends do all the thinking and handles all the cash...lebron shud have went to college and learn sumthing atleast. at this rate he'll be broke as hell and regret taking less money...keep in mind this was only 1 weekend with 6figures spent...how many more weekends does it take to become broke
pretty sure he was paid 6 figures to host the party.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #24
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He's nice for reminding people how many rings he has.




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Old 07-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #25
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ESPN is turning into TMZ GTFOH
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:24 PM   #26
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Absolutley nothing wrong with that. He did nothing wrong....When we were 25, we all partied like that. Shows LeBron as a human being.

If he was drunk and snortin coke off a hoes ass....That is a completely different situation.

But from the sound of what has happend in this offseason, LeBron really needs to look in to if his friend Maverick if he is really helping him improve his career or leeching off of him every possible way.

Maverick kinda reminds me of Turtle from Entourage who always tried to book Vince at certain night clubs so he gets the spending money and a opportunity to get laid by using LBJ's name.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:33 PM   #27
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i'd give the article a big, fat "Meh". everyone knows he's a bit childish but who cares really?
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:36 PM   #28
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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 07-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #29
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The main thing they diss him for is the whole situation with the waiter in the costumes and the chicks dressed as Heat cheerleaders, the king signs, and all that. I'm wondering if for even one second did the writer of the article stop to think that maybe the club set all that up and not Lebron. Just a thought.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #30
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Don't we all do this kind of shit on a smaller scale when we're 25 and under?
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