BE•REN•MAN

LBJ::Alfred

Posted in Pop Culture by Chris on July 9, 2010
With the entire universe transfixed on LeBron James last night, it’s hard to not fall in line with the droves upon droves of those who will be talking about “The Decision”.  Being a lifelong Chicago Bulls fan I, like many others, had some emotional investment in LBJ’s choice.  Admittedly, I was caught up in the hype of a Rose, Noah, James Johnson, Bosh, and James starting five. As soon as the announcement was made that Miami was his ultimate destination, my heart slowed and my thoughts cleared.  I’m glad LeBron isn’t a Chicago Bull.
Talent-wise, there is no equal. That said, LeBron is not “The Chosen One”.  He is not “King James”. He is none of those things. At his best, he is the “Mailman” with more agility, range, touch, and vision.

Is he a great basketball player? Yes.
Is he a champion? No.
His hype has been a machine that he’s spent a career trying to live up to rather than the other way around. In the process of revealing his intention to sign with the Heat, he’s implicitly conceded that he’s given up. He couldn’t hack it as Cleveland’s savior, and in Miami he won’t have to be that. He’s relegated himself to a 6’8″, 260 pound Alfred to Dwyane Wade’s Batman and Chris Bosh’s Robin.
And to keep this post relevant, Kobe’s Nike line > Lebron’s Nike line. Kobe keeps his line sleek, functional, and fashion forward. Lebron’s leans towards bulk and clunkiness. Don’t believe me? Try on a pair of Kobe V’s and compare them to the Lebron’s. That’s right. We are all witnesses.


The Zub ZenV is one of the few that are two-toned albeit not the most radical.
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