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King James’ Happy Place

LeBron James can finally breathe easy. The man has been in the spotlight since he was in middle school. He has been the chosen one since high school. While we were in the midst of watching Kobe win and win, LBJ was the one who was the next MJ.

The problem is James has never been the same players as Michael Jordan, or more recently, Kobe Bryant. And we’ve actually known that, well, forever. In fact, here are LeBron’s pre-2003 NBA Draft strengths according to NBA.com:

Strengths: Best attribute is his ability to make the correct pass with flair. Excellent strength and body control. His size and versatility allow him to play multiple positions. Coaches and teammates praise his unselfishness.

Why do we refuse to acknowledge that James is a uniquely different talent? While the conversation of Kobe being “selfish” was fleeting, the James isn’t a leader thing just wouldn’t go away.


From The Bleachers 6.22.12

As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.

…taking a week off.

So we didn’t do this last week because I was buried with a deadline for work. It was weird because nowadays, when you can’t hang out with people or dick around on blogs for a couple of weeks, you feel like you’re so behind the world when you can finally have a life again. I have no idea what 50 Shades of Gray is and I don’t know why two white-haired, glasses-wearing managers from expansion teams, who kinda look like twins, are yelling at each other. This must’ve been what those Chilean miners felt like when they came out of that hole in the ground…good god, see how old my references are???

When I didn’t get prompted for FTB, I just assumed you had gone out the night before and were still too hungover to type. It sounds like the reason was much more wholesome. I’m not too sure about 50 Shades of Grey either. If it’s not 50 Cent’s new autobiography, then I probably won’t like it.

Vegas’ NBA Championship Odds 2011-12

It’s now that time. The NBA is almost back — so how can we lose money this season? We can start with the most common question of the early season.

Who is the favorite to be peeing with the NBA Finals trophy come (late) June? Well, according to the MGM Mirage, Miami is a 2-to-1 favorite to win the NBA title for the 2011-12 season.

The Heat are followed by the Lakers at 9-to-2 and the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder at 5-to-1. The Lakers have the 4th best odds at 7-to-1, and are tie with the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder for that honor.