Did you see the NBA All-Star Game last night?
All weekend, we had been hearing how LB James was the greatest basketball player ever, approaching Jordan-esque status. Certain sports media was pumping this guy up by inventing certain stats like the 60% shooting while scoring 30 or more over six games.
Of course! When most of them are dunks, you should be shooting 60%!
Anyway, in the 4th quarter of last night’s game, Kobe Bryant personally defended against “King James.” Kobe Bryant personally shut down “King”, stuffing two of his shots, knocking the ball off LB James out-of-bounds but (of course) not getting the call and getting a typical “mystery” foul called against him.
Not hearing about any of that this AM. Sports talk radio is talking about the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss and deservedly so. But “King James” getting handled in crunch time at the All-Star Game isn’t even on the scope. They are more worried about Jordan than The King going soft on the big stage.
Is there a player with the sports media more in his corner than LB James? When a superstar like Kobe makes big plays against him and the sports media puts a muffler on it, they love you.