This is what happens when you tell people to check your stats.

They check them, see you didn’t do much offensively in the fourth quarter, and then write a column that says you shrank in the final period while casting you in Rick Moranis’ role in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” which doesn’t even make sense because Rick Moranis didn’t shrink in that movie, unless Gregg Doyel is really trying to bring up the straight-to-video “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves,” which would be an even worse reference. That’s the danger you bring upon yourself when you wear a “Check My $tats” t-shirt.

Nonetheless, it seems like LeBron’s learned a little something from his last encounter with a stupid postgame question. Confidently disparaging your assailant with facts is a far better strategy than the alternative.

Comments (5)

  1. LOL that was funny still

  2. It always amazes me how many “sports” journalists are ignorant in their very own speciality.

    Don’t get me wrong, some are very competent, but a lot are so damn dumb it’s mind-boggling how they earned that kind of job.

  3. That article is absurd, and I’m pretty bummed out that it’s on such a good blog. 17 points and 9 assists is pretty impressive. And, I’d say there are few guys who are able to impact a game as greatly in ways that don’t show up. And the final line is the worst part. The guy is the best player in the fucking league. No question.

    I’m not sure when the point arrived at which I began rooting for the Heat to take these finals, and when I found myself rooting for this guy who I once thought was the most arrogant and insufferable athlete out there, but I’m pretty sure it is rooted in shit like this.

    Obviously I mean the article that is linked up, not trey’s article here.

  4. Disregard what I said about the article being “on such a good blog”. I thought that it came from “eye on basketball”.

  5. I agree with you Nick L. I am a Celtics fan and agree that LeBron’s arrogance is annoying. But the vitriol I see all over the place against him and the ridiculous ways in which people (members of the media and commentors) seem to try to tear him down has caused me to start rooting for him. Like Tas said in a recent TBS episode, I like seeing superstars play to their potential so that includes LeBron, Wade, and Bosh.

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