Thursday, November 09, 2006

LeBron James a Quitter??

James was widely criticized on sports talk radio and by TV pundits for leaving the floor in the final seconds Tuesday night in a 104-95 overtime loss to Atlanta. After missing a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left, he began walking off the floor toward Cleveland's locker room while the Hawks dribbled out the clock. James stopped near the baseline by Cleveland's bench and watched until the final horn sounded. James doesn't think he did anything unusual.

"It's not like I walked off the court and came to the locker room while there was still time left on the clock," he said before Thursday's game against Chicago. "I stood on the court the whole time, until the buzzer's end, I even said something to [Hawks guard] Joe Johnson on his way out." (ESPN)

This is bullshit! It must really suck to constantly be in the spotlight and have your every move evaluated. I can't believe that they were even trying to make a big deal out of this.


Hot Rod said...

Who cares about LJ walking off the floor with what a whole 8 seconds left. If I remember right the game was already decided, if none of his teammates said anything then why is this a big deal? I think it's pretty safe to say no one on that team wants to win as bad as LeBron does.

SmilesD said...

That's just nitpicking.

juiicySCOOP said...

Somehow I can see that as displaying bad sportsmenship. Has this ever been done before in the game? I love LeBron but it was kind of tasteless to do even if the game was already decided. Since he did it now, other players might think it's ok to do, pretty soon you'll have the whole team walking off the court early just because they know they won't win.

Butttt.. that's just my opinion.

juiicySCOOP said...

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