TBJ fan Patrick Muldowney asks a great question — “What if LeBron did it?”

And that’s a wonderful point. If LeBron James had went to a casino until 5 am immediately after a game where he scored just five points in the second half while losing by 15 — even though his team doesn’t have a game for another two days — and then Instagrammed about it, he’d get killed. Meanwhile, the only thing about Kevin Durant doing so is this report from a gambling message board, complete with mad sics.

Was at the casino playing blackjack when I noticed [Kevin Durant] an some other black dude standing behind me. The dealer pointed him out to me and  was holy f— its Kevin Durant. I casually went up to him shook his hand and told him how big of a legend he is (basically gave hime a blow job). Then took a photo with him and chatted some more. They decided to play this game war I’ve never tried and I followed them to the table. Sitting next to Kevin Durant and bull s—-ing about the NBA and giving fist bumps after big wins was wells worth the 600 I dropped playing that crappy game. I think my avg card dealt to me was a 5. Russel Westbrook was a dick. Wouldn’t even take a photo was still steaming about how  much he sucked last night. It was just Kevin, some other guy, and me at the table gambling. The other guy I later found out was lorenzo hayward out of marquette. Guy was a dick to me claiming im bad luck guy and who the f— is this white guy numerous times. F— him. I tihnk he was just mad I didn’t recognize him as an nba baller and had him take the photo of me and Kevin.  Durant is a very nice guy and I can see why so many people love this dude. The rest of his associates were dickheads, besides cole aldrich who seemed like a good guy sitting quietly packing his kodiak tobbaco before they kicked him out for doing it. [...]

there was a funny moment where Durant had a max bet down and tied the dealer. they went to war and he had to line up double the money. The dealer tossed 3 cards and turned over a 3 for Kevin and he was steaming thinking he was about to lose 10 grand. I started a here comes the 2 chant and boom there came the 2. That fist pump I shared with Kevin  after that great call was electric. It felt like the movie Spacejam and I had just stolen his powers. I jsut went outside and took some jump shots. I can’t miss.

Like I said up top, the Thunder don’t have a game until Wednesday, so staying out until 5am when there’s nothing but a short flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix on the docket isn’t a big deal. At all. However, if LeBron does this, you hear about how immature he is, how little he cares about basketball and how he is the worst person on earth and should be figuring out how to not miss fourth quarter free throws and ruin everyone’s life. Kevin Durant does it and you’re thinking of how great it would be to share a fist pump when the cards go the right way.

Comments (21)

  1. Lazar Hayward does not like this post.

  2. The hilariously absurd language in that excerpt is very understated in your commentary. Someone who probably was gambling alone spending half of his 300 words chirping professional basketball players is only one of the wonderful undertones of this story.

    • He also spent 600 dollars to sit next to, fist bump and get ripped on by basketball players. He is the real story here.

  3. Best park of the story is Cole dipping Kodiak. May just be me but I wouldn’t rip on LeBron for getting out some stress on the tables after a bad loss.

  4. Not to be too hostile, but maybe people complain about Lebron so much because even an article/ anecdote about Durant going to a casino ends up being all about Lebron?

    I look forward to the next post breaking down Lebron’s potential reaction to a wet willy and whether you think his calves are big enough to cause ankle injuries.

    • You do realize that you’re using a post decrying the spotlight on LeBron James as an example supporting your critique of the spotlight on LeBron James. Not to be hostile, but you’re an idiot. Also, there is another post like 3 posts previous, from the same blogger, praising LeBron for making some kid’s day. So yeah, you’re kind of objectively wrong here.

      • Critique of spotlight is still spotlight.

        If you want people to stop talking so much about Lebron, then just stop talking about him. Don’t bring him into completely unrelated posts. The story told about Kevin Durant is ridiculous, humorous, and worthy of a post all on its own.

        Subverting it to come to the defense of Lebron James by attacking the straw men who would’ve been complaining about him had this actually happened to him is strange.

  5. Maybe if Lebron stopped being a Lebron and acted more like Durant people would cut him a break.

    Lebron made his bed, now he has to go lay in it. Preferably quietly with less of his moaning.

  6. “It felt like the movie Spacejam and I had just stolen his powers.”

    - I’ll never stop laughing at that line.

  7. I just have to say that you guys are mentioning all my favorite parts of these quotes and that Dave is a righteous dude.

  8. Who cares how people would treat this story if it was LeBron? Maybe you should just do a post every day that says, “People who dislike LeBron James are going to take every thing he does and turn it into a negative. Since lots of people dislike LeBron, there will be more criticism than for players most people like.” Done.

  9. Get a fuckn life. This bitch sounds like he works for TMZ. And screw LJ. Any and all shit that comes his way he brought upon himself. Rat fucks here. Out.

  10. Some dudes are just good guys. We’ve all known these sorts of personalities. The sorts of dudes who can be friends with everyone but not come across as fake about it. It sounds like KD is one of those guys.

  11. Sorry Trey, I think your full of it. If LBJ did i,t no one would care either. They all do it, most nighst they hit the Cas or the Club after the games, we never hear about it, because it’s not even a story.

  12. I have two friends, and when ever I meet either of them one of them is always late while the other has never been late that I can remember. The other day I was meeting them both for tea and biscuits and they were actually both 3 hours late. I only complained to the guy who is always late. Isn’t this fair?

    The point is that you have to consider past history when asking such “What if so-and-so did this?”. Situations don’t exist in vacuums.

  13. Next time something like this happens just post the entire story and substitute LBJ for Durant. After people start giving him crap in the comments then you can just say it was actually KD. It would prove your point nicely.

  14. Did kd host a 1 hour show just to say the team he is going to? Did kd act really immature and talk about how everyone’s lives are terrible compared to his life after losing the nba finals? No. Kd is awesome. Lebum, not so much.

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