Saturday, June 18, 2011

Not quite timely

If you think that LeBron James is a douchebag, you're not alone. And you're probably right. And it's your fault.

How can you expect someone to NOT be a pompous arrogant narcissist when you provide this kind of ego fuel?


How can you not be completely detached from reality, believing yourself to be that important?

To address my bias, I am whatever the opposite of a sports enthusiast is. But I am willing to admit that participating in sports makes people healthy and anectodally at least can help promote values. Watching sports can be an enjoyable past time, and provides a worthwhile ocassion for you to gather with your friends and family. Professional sports are a big bloated mess of misappropriated money, attention and acclaim.

Putting a ball through a hoop does not actually help humanity. It doesn't matter. LeBron James is less important to society than any other gainfully employed individual in America. I guess you can say he's more valuable than people than are actively detrimental to society (career criminals, lobbyists, serial rapists, insert-joke-profession-here) in that he is only not helping rather than hurting people. But at the end of the day, he's someone that gets to do a leisure activity all day long. How much should we pay someone who performs a leisure activity all day? The answer: enough to keep them from starving, if anything.

So Cleveland, yes, he was a douche. But he was a douche because you stuffed his head and wallet so full he couldn't help but be one. Care less about sports and you'd have more respectable athletes.


anna. said...

no one likes lebron james. just sayin.

Ranteumptom said...

No one likes him now, but they certainly liked him before. And their very liking (in excess) is what makes him unlikable now. All things in moderation. Except heroin.