The Lebron James Saga…Through Song

9 Jul

The Lebron James free agent saga will be put to rest over the upcoming days…at least until the NBA season nears a beginning and ESPN basketball analysts begin to obsess over the big three in Miami and how they can become an unstoppable ball bandying force. I’m looking at you Adande. It was a long, at times arduous process, ending in an unpleasant result for James’ home city and other Lebron contender’s fan bases. But, Miami took home the ultimate prize after a media spectacle that probably garnered more ratings than any NBA finals will ever succeed in drawing. I would now go into a sports fans useless analysis of the Lebron situation, but, this is a music blog and, by god, I shall keep my objectivity with all sports (except for the Mets and the Jets who I have proved to already be biased towards).

But, I could not avoid the Lebron hoopla and I had to surround a post around it somehow. So, I thought I would display the entire Lebron free agent process through song. That’s right, song.

Preparing his vocal chords

Once upon a time…

Lebron James walked off the court after his Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Boston Celtics in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals. The video of him walking into the player’s tunnel depicted a dejected athlete, anything but a King at that moment of time. But, after much waiting on July 1, 2010, Lebron James officially declared for free agency and the process began. For James, he may have felt some consternation, but overall I’m sure he was…

James was immediately courted (haha Basketball puns) by several NBA teams looking to improve their roster by adding a superstar talent. He set up, or rather his large business entourage set up numerous meetings with these prospective homes for the King. They all presented ways that he could succeed to the true throne by winning championships or making absurd amounts of money. They all showed Lebron a world of…

I feel like Gene Shalit. Lebron heard all of the possibilities and even listened to some fellow ballers, including Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh who urged him to join forces with them in Miami, sparking many pundits to claim that this weird, bad teenage movie-like pact set by Wade, Bosh, and Lebron to play on the same team, had been decided for a while. It seemed perfectly hokey:

Wade and Bosh, who both decided to play together on Miami on Wednesday, lured Lebron with promises of another Queen song. One to the tune of…

Lebron James was hooked. New York would bring bright lights, Chicago, the shadow of Michael Jordan, and Cleveland the comfort of home, but Miami brought together the three musketeers in a red Heat uniform. Lebron decided that instead of announcing his decision quietly, he would instead make a spectacle out of it that would both stroke his ego and keep fans on their toes hoping for a positive decision. Did it make this process a joke? Yes. Was it entertaining? Of course it was. And, last time I checked sports are an overpaid form of grand entertainment.

Russell Crowe aside, Lebron James finally made his decision on an ESPN special and chose to be:

Cleveland Cavaliers fans erupted in loud chants of expletives directed at the former home-grown all-star. It was pure disappointment for Cavs’ fans including Cavs’ owner, Dan Gilbert, who most likely first felt melancholy and cried out:

and then erupted in a fiery diatribe (through words) much to the likes of:

And, Cleveland did not sleep well as the party began in Miami. What can anyone say on the morning after besides:

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3 Responses to “The Lebron James Saga…Through Song”

  1. Pink Magic USP Labs July 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    Hey, interesting write-up. So I’ve finally come to terms with this whole incredulous Lebron James situation. What a horrible plan! First, Lebron pretends his elbow is hurt and blows off the playoffs to make this all easier to go down. Then he makes a complete media circus out of everything and everyone gets sick of him before it even happens. After that, this moron gets on TV in front of the entire country to stab his hometown fans backs for an hour, simultaneously upsetting every other big city except Miami, so that he can play on D-Wade’s team! Talk about stupid marketing! Anyway, slick site… I’m subscribed to your RSS feed now so thanks again!

    • Matt Coleman July 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

      Yeah…I agree entirely. Just stupid stupid marketing. Thanks for the view!

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    […] The Lebron James free agent saga will be put to rest over the upcoming daysat least until the NBA season nears a beginning and ESPN basketball analysts begin to obsess over the big three in Miami and how they can become an … including Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh who urged him to join forces with them in Miami, sparking many pundits to claim that this weird, bad teenage movie-like pact set by Wade, Bosh, and Lebron to play on the same team , had been decided for a while. …Read More… […]

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