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You might have heard that LeBron James scored 61 points against the Bobcats on Monday. Everyone talked about it — we sure did, even though it was through the lens of people complaining on Twitter and the fact that it might have been Michael Jordan’s fault. ESPN, for example, went nuts, as they are wont to do. Look at this screencap from yesterday’s “SportsCenter”:
The only part of the screen that doesn’t have to do with LeBron’s performance is the ticker on the bottom, and that’s just bad timing. This portion of the show was basically “LeBronCenter.”
So, how awkward is it that Keith Olbermann, one of the only guys on the Worldwide Leader who (usually) tells it like it is, almost completely ignores his own network’s aural/visual blowjob of the King when discussing how everyone freaked out for no real reason?
Olbermann makes some fantastic points, like how Carmelo Anthony scored more points against this same team 38 days ago, and that Wilt Chamberlain scored 61 points or more 29 times, and that we’re hardly “witnessing history” as LeBron himself thinks we are. But to ignore ESPN’s own role in propagating the hype is to look foolish. Sorry, Keith. You can, and should, be able to call out your daytime-shift counterparts here.
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