Friday, May 17, 2013
Congratulations to the guys at GV Artwork and Design for their banner which will be going up in the same location of the old LeBron James “Witness” campaign. For more information on the banner and the work that went into it, head over to their blog.

Congratulations to the guys at GV Artwork and Design for their banner which will be going up in the same location of the old LeBron James “Witness” campaign. For more information on the banner and the work that went into it, head over to their blog.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 Thursday, December 22, 2011
No, he ain’t going through what I went through, don’t say that. He’s nowhere near going through what I went through. […] I’ll let you figure that out. … If you don’t know, you might be doing the wrong job.The only advice I can give is he’s just got to be happy with any decision that comes out of this. He loves the game of basketball. and I wish him the best. LeBron James on the pending free agency of Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
sportspage:

What’s LeBron James Been Thinking About This Offseason?
1. HOW MANY EGGS FOR BREAKFAST?”Not one, not two, not three, not four…”
2. BEAT UP DELONTE WEST“Just check all local KFCs…”
3. PICK UP KLEENEX FOR CHRIS BOSH“Who the fuck is allergic to aloe?”
4. WHERE TO TAKE MY TALENTS FOR LUNCH”Applebee’s?”
5. DON”T FORGET THE 4TH QUARTER! (FOR THE PARKING METER)”I always seem to come up short…”
6. ORDER WIDER HEADBANDS”But does it make my head look fat?”
7. HOW TO PRONOUNCE “SPOELSTRA”“Gotta admit, ‘Shut the fuck up, Brown’ was a lot easier…”
8. BEAT UP RASHARD LEWIS“Is he taller than me?”
9. ASK RILEY TO BORROW A RING FOR THIS DINNER PARTY I’M GOING TO“I’m totally gonna perma-borrow that shit…”

 References galore.

sportspage:

What’s LeBron James Been Thinking About This Offseason?

1. HOW MANY EGGS FOR BREAKFAST?”
Not one, not two, not three, not four…”

2. BEAT UP DELONTE WEST
“Just check all local KFCs…”

3. PICK UP KLEENEX FOR CHRIS BOSH
“Who the fuck is allergic to aloe?”

4. WHERE TO TAKE MY TALENTS FOR LUNCH”
Applebee’s?”

5. DON”T FORGET THE 4TH QUARTER! (FOR THE PARKING METER)”
I always seem to come up short…”

6. ORDER WIDER HEADBANDS”
But does it make my head look fat?”

7. HOW TO PRONOUNCE “SPOELSTRA”
“Gotta admit, ‘Shut the fuck up, Brown’ was a lot easier…”

8. BEAT UP RASHARD LEWIS
“Is he taller than me?”

9. ASK RILEY TO BORROW A RING FOR THIS DINNER PARTY I’M GOING TO
“I’m totally gonna perma-borrow that shit…”

 References galore.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Walter Iooss Jr. Wasn’t Allowed to Speak to LeBron James

LeBron James GQ

Walter Iooss Jr., a Sports Illustrated photographer for 50 years, provided an excellent career retrospetive in the most recent edition of SI.  The whole piece can be found here and is well worth the read. 

But if you’re going to focus on any one point as a Cleveland fan, this is it:

LeBron [James] became a villain to many after The Decision. I’ve seen a lot of entourages, but none like his. In July 2010 I got an assignment from Nike to shoot LeBron right after his TV special announcing his move to the Heat. We rented the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, where the Lakers and the Clippers used to play, and there were 53 people on my crew-including hair and makeup artists, production people, a stylist. I had $10,000 in Hollywood lighting. It was huge. When LeBron arrived, it was as if Nelson Mandela had come in. Six or seven blacked-out Escalades pulled up, a convoy. LeBron had bodyguards and his masseuse. His deejay was already there, blasting. This for a photo shoot that was going to last an hour, tops.

This is how crazy it was: I wasn’t even allowed to talk directly to LeBron. There was a liaison, someone from Amar’e Stoudemire’s family. I would say to him, “O.K., have LeBron drive right,” and then he’d turn to LeBron and say, “LeBron, go right.”

LeBron had guards in the portals on the mezzanine level, talking into their hands. Really, what was going to happen? And then at the end of the shoot they all got in the Escalades. My God, I’ve been around Michael Jordan, but with him nothing even came close to this. Unimaginable.

Iooss had the honor of shooting James in 2003 when he was a rookie with the Cavaliers. At this time, the long-time photog coined james as “articulate and charming.”

Talk about a transformation.

(h/t Deadspin)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Monday, November 21, 2011
Chris Ogbannaya really missed the opportunity to make fun of Jacksonville’s professional basketball team after his touchdown. Wait, what?

Chris Ogbannaya really missed the opportunity to make fun of Jacksonville’s professional basketball team after his touchdown. Wait, what?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The mystery at the core of sports lies in the lives of its fans. What stokes all that unrequited fire and devotion and wanting? In a world rotten with mercenaries, free agents and betrayal, whom do we trust? Who rewards our purity? Our passion? Who reciprocates our madness? What price do we pay for loyalty or honor? For inspiration? For services rendered? How much cash should we leave on the nightstand?

No matter what you’ve heard or read, these are the questions at the broken heart of Scott Raab’s memoir and confessional, “The Whore of Akron.”

Mr. Raab, a senior writer from Esquire and a Clevelander to his chromosomes, takes up that city’s sad abandonment by one LeBron James. The book is both poem and polemic, a lyrical inventory of rage and appetite and loss.

The book is easily misunderstood. It is not for the prim, the delicate or the weak-livered. Because the book is honest. The book is strong drink. Because profane explains sacred, the book is a punch in the nose.

Because the book is a book about love.

ESPN columnist Jeff MacGregor on Scott Raab’s “The Whore of Akron”
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

To LeBron…with gratitude.

Friday, October 28, 2011
“That was the last time my hairline was right and tight! LOL. Coming back soon though,” LeBron James tweets to the masses. I didn’t think he was capable of such self-deprivation.
(via TBJ)

“That was the last time my hairline was right and tight! LOL. Coming back soon though,” LeBron James tweets to the masses. I didn’t think he was capable of such self-deprivation.

(via TBJ)