You’ve probably already heard about this, but in case you haven’t — LeBron James signed with the Miami Heat this past offseason. I would be surprised if you weren’t aware of that, but it is true and you need to know that information to properly honor the two-time reigning MVP. And when I say honoring him, I mean it.
We’re talking poetry, you guys. LeBron James in Miami poetry. Totally not joking.
LeBron James Poetry Contest
The Miami Herald and WLRN is proud to announce a city-wide poetry contest to commemorate the arrival of LeBron James to Miami and the beginning of the 2010-11 Miami Heat basketball season.
-Poem must commemorate the arrival of LeBron James to Miami
-The poem can utilize any form but cannot exceed six lines (LeBron’s jersey is No. 6)
-No limit to the number of poems you can submit
-The entry must be received by Friday, October 22 at 6 p.m.
That’s this Friday, so you need to start working on your best six-line poems. (Classic poem length.) I think if we crowdsource this thing, one of us can take home the big prize — reading our own poem on air, plus tickets to Miami’s finest poetry festival, O, Miami.
Let’s brainstorm down below.
Here’s my first entry, which is pretty much perfect already but I’ll accept your suggestions anyway:
LeBron James in Miami, Oh, such a treat
LeBron James in Miami, rejoice in the street
LeBron James in Miami, he brought his friends
LeBron James in Miami, let’s see how this ends
LeBron James in Miami, headband and all
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, both skinny and tall
Yeah, I know that’s very good and I should just book my flight to South Beach right now, but I’m guessing the competition is going to be pretty stiff. I mean, international rap superstar Will Smith already sent in his entry.
Party in the city where the Heat is on.
All night on the beach til the break of dawn
Welcome to Miami (bienvenido a Miami)
Bouncin’ on the court where the Heat is on
All night on the beach til the break of dawn.
LeBron James in Miami, welcome to Miami
You’re going to need to make sure your rhyming game is on point if you want to step to me or Will Smith. Put your best LeBron poems in the comments and we can have a poets workshop. It’ll be so much fun.