Sports Debate Show Host Debuts His Stupidest Lebron James Take Yet
I have a job, and my job is to write things that people will read even if I don't particularly care for the subject matter or it isn't necessarily my cup of tea. That's why this past Sunday, I wrote a post about a dildo at an NFL game. That post did well, so I figured I'd try it again.
The man featured in the photo above is one of the most famous sports personalities on television. He gets paid an unbelievable amount of money to go on a show that no one watches and say the most insane things he can possibly conjure up in order to keep people talking about him. And no matter what anybody says, it has worked marvelously. He has been covered by sports bloggers more than probably any other sports TV host ever; except for maybe his former co-host at the show on the other network that actually gets the ratings. Maybe.
Here's me giving my kudos:
So because it's on me to cover these things, I am going to tell you what he said on his show on Tuesday morning. But because I am so sick of hearing and reading his name every time he spouts some attention-grabbing horseshit that he's thrown at the wall on national television, I'm not going to say it. I'm not going to say his name, his co-host's name or the name of the show. I realize it's an exercise in futility because you know who I'm talking about and he's still getting the buzz that he wanted, but this is the only way I know how to philosophically fight his tomfoolery while also performing my function as a sports blogger.
Recently, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers stated that he believes Lebron James is a top-five player of all-time. That's not a controversial statement. That's like saying "I think that salad is a healthier meal than a cheeseburger" or "it seems like sometimes the weather affects people's moods." You will find people to disagree with those facts, but by-and-large, they're lunatics.
Cue the lunatic:
HO-LY-SHIT. For real, he just gave Ray Allen credit for Lebron's entire legacy. I hope no one ever tells this guy about what Scottie Pippen did for MJ. Jesus.
Seriously, I really want you to let what he just said sink in. His "theory" is that Doc Rivers doesn't believe that Lebron James is top-five all-time, but he said it because he's trying to build him up and give him overconfidence so that it will be easier to tear him down if the Clippers meet the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
There is so much conjecture and straight up make-believe in that argument that I can't even really argue against it. It's fiction. That little story he concocted includes less fact-based reality than The Chronicles of Narnia. I could go on that show and challenge his co-host to a debate over the unwritten rules of Quidditch and it'd still be a more lucid argument than whatever that just was.
If you feel like you need to get up from your phone or your computer, go outside and take a deep breath of fresh air to detoxify yourself from that garbage take, I don't blame you.
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