Basketball Interlude: Seriously, Lebron?

Just saw this quote in an article about James’s theory that any NBA player who currently wears #23 on their jersey should give it up in a tribute to Jordan, effectively retiring Jordan’s number league-wide.

Fine.  A noble goal.

OK, maybe James isn’t quite that noble after all.  The article had this quote: “I feel like no NBA player should wear 23. Nobody. If I’m not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it.”

Lame.  If you want to do something about this – change your jersey number, and make your position known.  Don’t issue an ultimatum saying that you will change your jersey number – if everyone else does.  Or implying that if you are going to deign to give up your jersey number, every other NBA player should do it because they are somehow beneath you.

While you are at it, you could suck it up and shake hands even after a tough loss.

This is why I don’t watch basketball.  It angers me.



One Response to Basketball Interlude: Seriously, Lebron?

  1. lonestarr says:

    On the off-chance the NBA would even consider such a thing as retiring someone’s jersey league-wide, they should do it like baseball did with Jackie Robinson’s number. Don’t let anybody else have it and let those who already do keep it until they retire, then it is gone. Jordan, best ever or not, is no Jackie Robinson as far as historical significance is concerned though.

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