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LeBron James Whines About Not Being Able To Watch The Super Bowl, Gets To Play Professional Basketball In The NBA Instead

The Miami Heat visit the Toronto Raptors on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., a game that will end shortly before the Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Directly after the conclusion of Miami-Toronto, the Heat will fly back home for a Monday night matchup with Charlotte. But because their charter plane apparently does not have satellite television or Wi-Fi, the Miami Heat will not be able to watch the Super Bowl. LeBron James won’t be able to watch the Super Bowl.

That kind of sucks, to be honest, but it’s a relative blip in the completely not-sucky radar of LeBron James’ life. Still, whining LeBron James can’t help but whine about it.

Via the Sun-Sentinel:

“‘How disgusting is that?’ he said after Wednesday’s shootaround at the Barclays Center prior to the game against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Heat cannot delay their return from Toronto, with a Monday game at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Charlotte Bobcats.

‘If the Cowboys were in the Super Bowl, I’d stay there for the game,’ he said of his passionate football rooting interest.”

It’s too bad, really, that LeBron has to play professional basketball, in the NBA, in front of thousands of adoring fans, making millions of dollars, sponsoring heroin, apparently without DVR. Tough times.


  • Anonymous

    What do you expect from a douche whose vision is just fine, but wears glasses as a fashion statement?

  • DennisM

    The amazing part is that people who love Lebron just can’t understand why anyone would root against him. I don’t blame him for leaving Cleveland; there’s nothing to do in that city but masturbate and cry, but shit like this is completely unprofessional and immature.

    As a Knicks fan currently living in Miami, people like to talk about the immaturity of Rasheed Wallace shouting, “Ball don’t lie”, but Lebron is just misunderstood and quoted out of context.

  • Anonymous

    Right now, Cleveland’s Symphony Orchestra is performing a series of concerts in Miami, FL because that City doesn’t have the wherewithal to suipport a world-class symphony orchestra on its own. (There’s a “training” orchestra in town however). Ticket sales of the Cleveland Orchestra (its official name) are and have been on an upswing for some time.

  • http://twitter.com/ymuzaffar Yasser Muzaffar

    Totally unprofessional and childish… Typical LeBron shit

  • Kaplan

    He’s saying the same thing as the rest of us who have to work on Sunday would say: It sucks we’re missing the game. I get that Lebron isn’t quite the most self-aware cat on the street, fame will do that to a guy, but this is roasting him for being a football fan. Everyone wants to watch the Superbowl and you’re allowed to bitch and moan about it if you don’t. Is he missing a game or skipping practice? No, he griped to some beat reporters.

  • DennisM


    1) He called it “disgusting”.

    2) Nobody reading this who complains about missing the Super Bowl for work-related reasons has a job that people would kill another human being to have, or makes nearly as much money as LeBron to do it.

    3) While he’s not actually missing any games or practice, he did seem very confident that he would not get on the plane if the Cowboys were playing. Sure, maybe he wouldn’t have missed the game Monday night at AAA, but leaving Toronto in the middle of the night with a game the next day wouldn’t have given the fans the best product that they pay their hard-earned money to see.

  • http://twitter.com/CleoQKazoo Analise Smith

    He is a person. He’s allowed to be upset at things too. Not a big deal.

  • dill

    Why doesn’t he just skip the team flight, watch the game, get a different flight, and tell the heat “too bad”. It’s not like there’s anything they could do about it.

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