Some superstar athletes wait until their championship hopes have been extinguished before addressing the haters, but not LeBrongo. LeBrongo took a moment in advance of Wednesday’s Game 7 to address those hockey fans that are waiting on him to come up short in Vancouver’s Stanley Cup bid. LeBrongo didn’t pull any punches while taking aim at his detractors during a top secret press conference:
“[At] the end of the day, all the people that are rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They will have the same personal problems they had today. Win or lose, I’ll wake up tomorrow and remind myself that I’ve got an Olympic gold medal. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to collect $5.3 million against the cap for the next 11 seasons and do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that.
My tires aren’t flat, because I pump them myself. Whatever happens tonight, I’m finished pumping Tim Thomas’ wheels and those of the fans that turned their back on me at Rogers Arena.
They can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, if the Vancouver Canucks fail to accomplish their goal, but they have to get back to the real world at some point. Besides, we’re playing Game 7 in Vancouver and I’m king shit at home.”
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