Thursday, July 08, 2010

Two points, and two only, about Chris Bosh and LeBron James

The LeBron James free-agency story, and to a similar extent Chris Bosh in southern Ontario, have hit a point at which everyone thinks he/she has to say something clever for fear of getting kicked out of the cool kids group.

Spare it. This is all that need be said.
  1. Bosh: The only question is how to react the first time he returns to Air Canada Centre with the Miami Heat to play the Raptors. There should just be silence and 10 seconds of head-shaking since he came across very well until two weeks ago. Booing would just be misplacing anger at the Raptors' inaction and at the Toronto sportgeist being unable to be patient while a franchise bottoms out strategically.

  2. LeBron: Manufactured outrage that involves pandering to our worst tendencies to drum up page views is dead (Oz has spoken) is dead; this is just the parasitic-symbiotic relationship between sport and corporatism run amok; and you should have got an idea about him when he wouldn't speak up about Darfur until it was convenient for him, as if an athlete is supposed to be held to a higher standard. Plus, this is his prerogative, did you forget that too?
Enjoy the show.

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