I’d been wanting to post this LeBron “Chalk VI” commercial all week but didn’t get around to it.
However, LeBron & Charles Barkley gave me some ammo that made it seem worthy of throwing up.
Chuck made the following comments regarding the two-years from now free agent bonanza that will ultimately center around LBJ.
“If I was LeBron James, I would shut the hell up,” the Hall of Famer said on Patrick’s show. “I’m a big LeBron fan. He’s a stud. You gotta give him his props. I’m getting so annoyed he’s talking about what he’s going to do in two years. I think it’s disrespectful to the game. I think it’s disrespectful to the Cavaliers.”
Which originated from LeBron’s words (“July 1, 2010, is…probably going to be one of the biggest days in free-agent history” while visiting NYC to play the lowly, “we done gave up on this year early” Knickerbockers.
While I understand LeBron’s statement & we all know it’s true, it is slight slap towards fans & teammates. I’m not bombarded with press daily but something tells me that deflecting that question, instead of taking the bait & giving the media a soundbite probably would’ve been the wiser choice of action. Considering there’s still a few hundred games between now & July 2010, LBJ should’ve left the clairvoyance to Raven.
And if the the third grade retort of “he’s stupid” is the best you’ve got Lebron, you do not want to get into a war of words with Sir Charles. Barkley is from Alabama, a state with a long history of…foolish behaviors. Chuck has proven himself time & time again in terms of he doesn’t give a rat’s ass what he says. Then, step back & really look at it — While you’ve got the rock, dribbling on the court, Chuck’s got the microphone & airtime to take potshots @ you @ every given mistake & miscue.
Remember what Big Homie said too.
“…Don’t argue with fools, cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who.”