Michael Arace commentary: Redemption for James? Words just won't do it | The Columbus Dispatch

LeBron James was otherworldly as he shot the Miami Heat past the Boston Celtics in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Full Story
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Since: Sep 09

Columbus, OH

#1 May 14, 2011
Michael,

Spot-on - every word.

The James gang defeated an aging Boston team with a one-armed Rajon Rondo. And how bad did Kevin Garnett miss Kendrick Perkins in this series?(considering Shaq was of no use to him what-so-ever). If Lebron wants to act like he just won the Super Bowl and World Series combined after eliminating that mess of a team, then good for him.

It also does seem that the more marketing sycophants James surrounds himself with, the dumber his quotes get. Is there not a proof-reader or seasoned publicist in the bunch or are they all merely experts in looking good getting out of their tinted-window SUV's in their $1,700 outfits?

Miami is a good team, not great, but good. My hunch is that the Big-3 will get by the "Big-1" (Derrick Rose) and move on to the NBA championship.

And let's say Lebron does win that coveted ring (the one he flushed his reputation down the toilet for)-- here's hoping Art Modell joins him on the post game podium?

Along with his mom Gloria and his 17 sycophants of course. Oy.
timmy

Youngstown, OH

#2 May 14, 2011
Your lucky they are older now James ! But Chicago awaits you with Young legs . Hope you get beat in four. But as long as you lose LOSER !!!!
bullpucky

Jackson, OH

#3 May 14, 2011
Too bad that the once "king" can't have the support and praise that he once deserved and received in Cleveland and the rest of Ohio. He turned his back on the one(s) who "brung him to the dance."
Mike

Australia

#4 May 14, 2011
Man you look into things too much! He had a memorable game 5 closure and if it was Kobe Bryant, he would've acted like he was god. Kobe thinks every shot he makes is gold because he can't make shots as he used to.

James might be cocky in his own right but when it matters, he is humble and shows respect. Whether it is sincere or not.
American Joe

Dublin, OH

#5 May 14, 2011
Who cares? Never here about the obscene profits these guys make? Lets tax them at 90%, after all how much money do you need to make according to Obama!
cain

Melbourne, FL

#6 May 14, 2011
ROFLMAO clevelanders, STFU already.
i didnt like the heat but you people are getting annoying,
you whine like a a woman in labor!
Happy in Miami

Pompano Beach, FL

#7 May 14, 2011
When are all you HATERS going to get over LeBron?? This man gave Cleveland and Ohio all he had straight out of high school...FOR 7 YEARS! HE CARRIED THE CAVS AND YOU ALL KNOW THAT! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?? He did what any other person with any ounce of sense would have done...MAKE A CHANGE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP! IT WAS HIS RIGHT TO DO SO...PERIOD! HATERS!!
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#8 May 14, 2011
We don't need no stinkin james.
punkazz

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 May 14, 2011
Happy in Miami wrote:
When are all you HATERS going to get over LeBron?? This man gave Cleveland and Ohio all he had straight out of high school...FOR 7 YEARS! HE CARRIED THE CAVS AND YOU ALL KNOW THAT! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?? He did what any other person with any ounce of sense would have done...MAKE A CHANGE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP! IT WAS HIS RIGHT TO DO SO...PERIOD! HATERS!!
I agree! If this was some white hockey player leaving a team after 7 years, it would have been considered a great career move. The city would have given him a wonderful send off and thanked him for his years of "service". Cleveland wanted James to be their cash cow.
Cleveland

Columbus, OH

#10 May 14, 2011
Happy in Miami wrote:
When are all you HATERS going to get over LeBron?? This man gave Cleveland and Ohio all he had straight out of high school...FOR 7 YEARS! HE CARRIED THE CAVS AND YOU ALL KNOW THAT! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?? He did what any other person with any ounce of sense would have done...MAKE A CHANGE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP! IT WAS HIS RIGHT TO DO SO...PERIOD! HATERS!!
LeTurd had a chance to win the title every season he played on the Cavs. He gave up, quit, plain and simple--in the playoffs--for a life of ease playing with his buddies and exploiting topless young women on miami beach. LeTurd is a punk, wimp, and--most unforgivable--obeys his own yes men.
Happy in Miami

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 May 14, 2011
Amen, PAzz!! That's really what it's all about but the bigots will never admit it. NEVER!! Hey, John in Worthington, you need to check yourself...bringing his mother in the mix. Come on! Some things never change...you love the black athletes as long as they "stay in their place". Way to go, LeBron! Keep doing your thing and giving back to the kids. They still haven't given you and your partners credit for doing that.
Happy in Miami

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 May 14, 2011
Hey,Cleveland. Would you say that to LeBron's face?? I don't think so. What's your claim to fame? You probably never touched a basketball, or football, or have done anything of a competitive nature. Look in the mirror. Or....are you afraid??? LOL
Akron Cav Fan

Canton, OH

#13 May 14, 2011
Lebron is the face of the NBA. Gigantic egos, thug behavior, and minimal intelligence.

I now root for Seal Team Six!
Live FREE

Canal Winchester, OH

#14 May 14, 2011
He owes cleveland NOTHING. He could have and should have left at the end of his first contract. They NEVER got him any serious support, so all of you cavs "fans" shut up and grow up!
another quitter

Columbus, OH

#15 May 14, 2011
LeQuit James learned how to quit by watching the Blue Jackets and captain Nash play hockey. Nash quit on Columbus again at the end of the season claiming to be injured, but he has a major miracle and is suddenly healthy to play in the Worlds for team Canada. Professional Quitter. This is the same Ohio professional quitter James learned from
Cleveland

Columbus, OH

#16 May 14, 2011
Happy in Miami wrote:
Hey,Cleveland. Would you say that to LeBron's face?? I don't think so. What's your claim to fame? You probably never touched a basketball, or football, or have done anything of a competitive nature. Look in the mirror. Or....are you afraid??? LOL
You are probably right. I've spent more time in the soup kitchen and working on habitat homes than with basketballs, footballs, and playing competative sports. I guess I am afraid and that my priorities are all screwed up. Thanks for the correction. I will make a point of spending less time helping others and more time having fun in the gym in the future.
Happy in Ohio

Powell, OH

#17 May 14, 2011
James is using Miami as a means to an end. He beats the Celtics and his thoughts are back home? James' goal is to win a ring for LeBron. It is the most blatant case of playing for the name on the back of the jersey rather than the front. I feel terrible for all those kids in northeast Ohio living a similar chilhood that James lived. Who were invested in James, gained hope from their hometown role model only to have him turn his back on them. Go Bulls!!!
Cleveland

Columbus, OH

#18 May 14, 2011
Happy in Miami wrote:
Way to go, LeBron! Keep doing your thing and giving back to the kids. They still haven't given you and your partners credit for doing that.
DO NOT EVEN GO THERE!! The 'decision' was all about LeTurd and had NOTHING to do with helping children. The children were LeTurd's PROPS for his BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. He USED them to make himself look better. You are a FOOL. I have never heard LeTurd to do ANYTHING to help needy children in any way shape or form that wasn't self serving for himself.
andy boerger

Tokyo, Japan

#19 May 14, 2011
Lebron did not "promise" multiple championships. He asserted that that was his ultimate goal in joining up with Wade and Bosh.
Get

Over

It.
WhatTheWorldNeed sNow

Lewis Center, OH

#20 May 14, 2011
You and the folk that you preach to are very sick puppies. We need a few more young people like LBJ.

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