Friday, November 05, 2010

"Cleveland's Response to LeBron"

South Park isn't the only one to parody LeBron's "What Should I Do" video:



I go back and forth on stuff like this.  On one hand, this is really well made and pretty cathartic.  What should I do? Don't dick us over on national television, you douche! And then don't kinda sorta apologize or ask for sympathy in a fucking shoe commercial. Way to speak from the heart, bud.

But on the other hand, we're gonna have to get past this sooner or later, right?  Yes, it's only been a few months (which is forever in the internet era) but at some point we have to move on from getting dumped.  Life goes on. The sports world sympathizes with Cleveland at the moment, but a few more videos like this (or a really ugly display on December 2nd) and we're gonna lose any good will we've built up. LeBron didn't bad mouth the city or the fans, he went to play for another franchise (in the most asshole-ish way possible, but still. No one died or anything).

(Also, I'm really really really really concerned about December 2nd. Please guys, don't do anything embarrass our city. Booing: OK.  Throwing stuff: Not OK).

I will say that I enjoy that they point out that LeBron quit in the Boston series.  This really can't be said enough, in my opinion.  LeBron and the rest of the Cavs quit.  This was the franchises' best chance to win the title and they gave up before the final horn sounded. I know his teammates were the worst players in the history of the NBA and all, but LeBron James quit. That's on his permanent record.

But ya, good video. Well done. I'm fairly certain I know the one girl (hi, Adey!), so that's neat.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

He had to know this was coming.

-WayneEmbrysKids

Dylan said...

Lebron's leaving was not the most assholish way possible. Look up Shaquille O'Neal's comments about Orlando on his way out of town and you will know the definition of classless. He called O-town "a one horse town", the management "cheap skates", the coach "an f---ing moron", the other star Penny Hardaway "a wannabe" and the fans "hicks". Does anyone remember Shaq's dickish ways? Nope, he's universally beloved, even here!

Fact is that Lebron's game 5 was him pouting. After 7 years of dragging that team's dead weight around, I can't say I blame him all that much. And guess what, if Lebron wins a title (which he will eventually) then no one is going to care or remember.

Remember when Kobe Bryant quit (literally did not play the 4th quarter of a series deciding game 6 and only down 12 points) at the end of a series with the Sun's because the rest of his team was sucking ass? Neither does anyone else. All anyone says about him now is that he's on par with Jordan, and thats with a rape accusation (and pay off to avoid conviction) on his record.

Lebron left, it hurts, you're pissed, I get it. I was there with Shaq, I got over it and so will you. Lebron has shown some contrition. Except it, move on and enjoy watching him play.

Ben said...

The Drive. The Fumble. The Shot. The Decision.

Most asshole-ish way possible.

Daniel said...

First up, I'm not from cleveland. I'm not even from the US. However, I have come to like the city and learnt a few things that remind me a lot of the area I live in Australia. In terms of feeling for the fans moreso than anything else, I do. I will never be able to say that I know what it feels like to be a Cleveland sports fan (specifically) but I know what it feels like to be a passionate fan of a team that has been slated to win it all year in year out but couldn't get over the hump. That is until this year. After 31 years we finally did it.

The irony of it is that in a few ways the way things unfolded for us could be the same as how it may go for the Cavs. The team I refer to is St George Illawarra Dragons. They are a team in the Australian National Rugby League competition. The season before last season they got to the preliminary finals. At the start of the season they had just signed the best coach in the history of the sport (Not saying Byron Scott is but he's up there) and lost several star players as well as their superstar (Like the Cavs) to other teams and retirement. They replaced the stars they lost with players that were considered good but more like "fringe" players. Anyway, they got close that season. They took the pain of being so close and it drove them to winning it all this season. It was an amazing feeling. My ultimate point is that I feel the same way about the Cavs and with a few adjustments, additions or even a break out season or two, the Cavs could very well do the same.

Now on the subject at hand. I don't agree with Dylan's comment about how Cavs fans need to move on. If any one has stirred things up it's Lebron with the ad he released. The video herein is simply a retort. I won't even go in to the disgraceful remark that Kobe is on par with Jordan. With what Lebron has done Jordan is and probably will be untouchable, as the greatest, for many more decades to come.

People continue to justify Lebron's actions with the remark that he was just frustrated and did what most people would and look for another option. The problem is that, as was pointed out in this video, that he wouldn't rest until he brought a Cleveland a Championship. What annoys the crap out of me is that I don't see this comment refered to more frequently. I believe it's the biggest issue at hand, for the fans and team.

Clevelans fans should never rest in sticking it to Lebron. Their voice is really their only tool in holding Lebron to account for the lies and it's he must never be allowed to forget what he did. It may sound like sour grapes to some but in reality it's just a case of the people standing up against this guy.

I mean his arrognace knows no bounds. His response to this response video was "They could have done better"!!!

Daniel said...

First up, I'm not from cleveland. I'm not even from the US. However, I have come to like the city and learnt a few things that remind me a lot of the area I live in Australia. So in terms of feeling for the fans moreso than anything else I do. I will never be able to say that I know what it feels like to be a Cleveland sports fan (specifically) but I know what it feels like to be a passionate fan of a team that has been slated to win it all year in year out but couldn't get over the hump. That is until this year. After 31 years we finally did it.

The irony of it is that in a few ways the way things unfolded for us could be the same as how it may go for the Cavs. The team I refer to is St George Illawarra Dragons. They are a team in the Australian National Rugby League competition. The season before last season they got to the preliminary finals. At the start of the season they had just signed the best coach in the history of the sport (Not saying Byron Scott is but he's up there) and lost several star players as well as their superstar (Like the Cavs) to other teams and retirement. They replaced the stars they lost with players that were considered good but more like "fringe" players. Anyway, they got close that season. They took the pain of being so close and it drove them to winning it all this season. It was an amazing feeling. My ultimate point is that I feel the same way about the Cavs and with a few adjustments, additions or even a break out season or two, the Cavs could very well do the same.

Now on the subject at hand. I don't agree with Dylan's comment about how Cavs fans need to move on. If any one has stirred things up it's Lebron with the ad he released. The video herein is simply a retort. I won't even go in to the disgraceful remark that Kobe is on par with Jordan. With what Lebron has done Jordan is and probably will be untouchable, as the greatest, for many more decades to come.

People continue to justify Lebron's actions with the remark that he was just frustrated and did what most people would and look for another option. The problem is that, as was pointed out in this video, that he wouldn't rest until he brought a Cleveland a Championship. What annoys the crap out of me is that I don't see this comment refered to more frequently. I believe it's the biggest issue at hand, for the fans and team.

Clevelans fans should never rest in sticking it to Lebron. Their voice is really their only tool in holding Lebron to account for the lies and it's he must never be allowed to forget what he did. It may sound like sour grapes to some but in reality it's just a case of the people standing up against this guy.

I mean his arrognace knows no bounds. His response to this response video was "They could have done better"!!!

Ben said...

re: quitting

At least when Kobe quit, his team was the lesser team. The Cavs team full of dead weight that LeBron was dragging had the BEST RECORD IN THE NBA and just beat the Celtics in Boston by 30 points.

I'm willing to listen to the "LeBron had shitty teammates" arguments for only so long. This team was more than solid. Best team ever? No. But certainly capable of beating the Celtics. Provided, of course, that LeBron had his head on straight.

Geoffrey said...

I completely agree. If anything, Lebron kept this going by releasing this ad.
Cleveland needs to move on? Lebron first.

The argument of Lebron's inferior team could have been made for the Orlando series, but when Lebron isn't even the best player in the series (see: Rondo), I don't want to hear it.

They probably should have added someone saying "How's that elbow Lebron?"

Anonymous said...

The people of cleveland let me set the record straight. A leads his trops in battle but if the if some of the troops don't know their role then the leader is left to defend for his own.In the orlando seires lebron was the only one fighting were where his troops then one said a thing about that.To me the owner of the team main concern was to land LB and had the oppertunity to get big time player so that LB that would allow LB to bring home a ring. Thing about this LB is 25 seven years what would happend if the cavs never won would you say LB is a quiter then he'll just another great player no hardward to show for it.I don't agree on how he went about the business at hand but I respect the fact he wants to win now then never.Yes its going to hurt him but at least he got those rings.Blame the onwer not the player.

jesse64 said...

everybody in cleveland needs to shut up about this whole lebron james situation. do you still have a basketball team you get to watch every season? yes you do, im from seattle and we have nothing. we lost a whole team. you lost one player. shut up and stop whining, you are so selfish it is insane. lebron james deserves a championship and there is no way he was going to get one in cleveland with no supporting cast. he could have chosen a better way to leave, but its all done now so just be happy you still have an NBA team to cheer for. here in seattle we get to watch a team go to the playoffs that should still be here. i think its obvious who has it worse.

Ben said...

Cleveland fans know nothing about losing a beloved sports franchise.

(and I'm of the belief that no one DESERVES a championship. You either win it or you don't).

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