"I'm getting criticized for what I do in warm-ups? Stop." - LeBron James
The dumbest manufactured controversy I've ever seen is currently polluting sports talk, television, and online everywhere you look. And it's centered around a topic so ludicrously meaningless, so inherently vapid, so mindless in its execution on both sides, it makes me jealous of zombies because they don't have to waste brain activity on ingesting this tripe.
The national media is currently debating the "controversy" that has arisen from an NBA player's warm-up routine.
Not a game, not a thing that counts or matters. Not a topic that has any significance or meaning or value.
A warm-up routine.
What are we talking about? We're basically talking about practice.
(I'll wait for you to come back from watching the Allen Iverson clip.)
Of course that player is Miami Heat superstar LeBron James, who seems to attract more than his fair share of crackpot faux controversies. After footage of James' impressive array of dunks in warm-ups went viral, the tired talk about his refusal to participate in the slam dunk contest arose again. For not the second time, not the third, not the fourth, the fifth or the sixth, not the seventh...
Criticism of James dunking in warm-ups reached such a critical mass, James himself said he might stop his pregame show before later reversing course. James' coach, teammates, and even owner have had to speak out about the manufacturversy. Who in their right mind could possibly care enough to articulate a position on a pregame dunk routine? Where could this nonsense be coming from...no comments