Wednesday, April 30, 2008

LeBron "Sidney Poitier" James

His hands get tangled up with Darius Songaila, he gets lightly tapped in the upper body, and he flings his hands in the air and staggers backwards as if he's been assaulted. I'm not going to begin to defend all the trash the Wiz have been hurling this series, but LeBron looks like such a punk with this nonsense. He's acting like a European soccer diva. And don't even get me started on the announcers, who apparently feel that Songaila randomly decided it was a good moment to punch LeBron in the face despite it clearly not being a punch and it not even clearly being in the face despite LeBron's theatrics.

UPDATE: Songaila was suspended a game for this bullshit. Well, nobody ever accused the NBA of not having double standards when it comes to stars. Nice to see they're encouraging whining and play-acting.

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4 Comments:

Blogger brian said...

You want to stamp that out the game ASAP or it'll become widespread like it is in soccer. It's generally accepted now in soccer that players will 'make the most' of any light contact to try and win a free kick, even if it's just to waste time at the end of a game. It has to be really blatant diving for any player to get punished these days, which ruins a lot of big games when the stakes are high and players are falling down all over the place.

4:30 AM  
Anonymous the masterbater said...

This is the most you ever posted you must be done with school. I see you are back in Inside the Squared Circle which is good.

5:57 AM  
Anonymous the masterbater said...

This is the most you ever posted you must be done with school. I see you are back in Inside the Squared Circle which is good.

5:57 AM  
Anonymous mean dean said...

I only just saw this, so I know it's late. Not to be a Cleveland homer, but LeBron hardly flopped there. He staggered back, which is understandable given the momentum both he and Songaila had following LeBron's drive to the hoop. It's not like he tumbled to the ground or anything.

Songaila shouldn't have been suspended, and probably not even hit with a T, but if that's what you call flopping I'd hate to know how you feel about guys like Manu.

12:53 AM  

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