Monday, June 13, 2011
A Word of Advice - Don't Poke a Sleeping Bear
Somebody should have passed that on to D-Wade and that other guy on his squad. Hot-doggin' like this in front of the Dallas bench prompted a quick 22-5 run and gave Dallas Game 2. Then Wade and Bron went on to poke fun at Dirk's sickness by fake-coughing in front of cameras (not sure how a 101 fever could be called faking sick on Dirk's part but then again few things make sense when it comes to the Heat).
I could write a million things about this series, but don't have the attention span nor work ethic to do so. I will say that two things bothered me about LeBron's Game 6 postgame press conference. One, if you're gonna act like/aspire to be one of the best of all time, you've gotta come off as being a little more angry/disappointed when you lose. LeBron's nonchalant attitude might have passed earlier in his career, but now as he approaches his veteran years and leads his team to postseason after postseason, he's gotta show to his team and fans that it pisses him off when he loses. I just don't see it.
Second, it's weird how rattled LeBron seemed when it came to dealing with his haters. In his Game 6 postgame press conference, he mentioned how they will all have the same problems in their lives while he keeps on living his. Obviously this is true. Obviously. But you don't hear superstars from any sport ripping on fans when they lose. Most guys just take the "hey, let fans be fans" attitude. Not Bron. It gets under his skin way more than the average pro athlete, let alone international icon. When DeShawn Stevenson called him out, LeBron said that responding to him would be like Jay-Z responding to a Soulja Boy diss song (it would). DeShawn Stevenson then pulled a classic DeShawn Stevenson move by calling up Soulja Boy to have him write a song about it. Was this lame on Stevenson's part? Of course. Even lamer? LeBron calling up Jay-Z to back him up. LeBron, we get it, you hang out with famous people. Practice what you preach and don't respond to what Stevenson does. The fact that the consensus best athlete on the planet got intimidated by the likes of DeShawn Stevenson and fucking Soulja Boy speaks a lot about Bron's confidence.