sharing his stardom

sharing his stardom

There are 54 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Apr 27, 2008, titled sharing his stardom. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

WASHINGTON: In three years and 14 playoff games, the Washington Wizards have felt the full and wide-ranging wrath of LeBron James.

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Common Sense

Lakewood, OH

#22 Apr 28, 2008
QUESTION: Am I the only one who saw and was outraged at that scrub DeShawn (don't even know his last name) clinching his fist, winding up and taking a full, hard swing at LeBron's HEAD? And that was only a Flagrant 1? Dude, he should've been tossed not only from THAT game, but the entire PLAYOFFS!

He better remember who LBJ's friends are: rappers. And we all know where rappers usually wind up. That dude could be treading on real thin ice with his fisticuffs. This is basketball, not fist-fighting.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#23 Apr 28, 2008
Common Sense wrote:
QUESTION: Am I the only one who saw and was outraged at that scrub DeShawn (don't even know his last name) clinching his fist, winding up and taking a full, hard swing at LeBron's HEAD? And that was only a Flagrant 1? Dude, he should've been tossed not only from THAT game, but the entire PLAYOFFS!
He better remember who LBJ's friends are: rappers. And we all know where rappers usually wind up. That dude could be treading on real thin ice with his fisticuffs. This is basketball, not fist-fighting.
I was reading a live Washington Wizards blog/message board and their fans were saying that Stevenson's head-swipe was unintentional. They also said that LeBron should've gotten a technical foul for "charging" towards Stevenson after the play. Unbelievable....
alan t

Lewis Center, OH

#24 Apr 28, 2008
Common Sense wrote:
QUESTION: Am I the only one who saw and was outraged at that scrub DeShawn (don't even know his last name) clinching his fist, winding up and taking a full, hard swing at LeBron's HEAD? And that was only a Flagrant 1? Dude, he should've been tossed not only from THAT game, but the entire PLAYOFFS!
He better remember who LBJ's friends are: rappers. And we all know where rappers usually wind up. That dude could be treading on real thin ice with his fisticuffs. This is basketball, not fist-fighting.
Please. That stiff Danny Ferry himself used to take full swings at guys' heads all the time and pretend he was going for the ball. And Ferry ain't remotely close to being a rapper. Perhaps Ferry knows the Macarena, but that's about it. This sort of cheapshot stuff is nothing new, it's been happening since the NBA began, so don't make like it's an unbelievable outrage. If it was Billy Thomas instead of James being the recipient, would we even be talking about it?
nick

New York, NY

#25 Apr 28, 2008
PDT1420 wrote:
Another good outing by Cleveland's "role-players". It makes me sick that Gibson and West can do the exact same thing as Ray Allen, i.e. play sloppy defense and knock down wide open 3's... but Ray is part of the "Big Three" and Gibson/West are also-rans.
don't compare west and gibson to ray allen
nick

New York, NY

#26 Apr 28, 2008
Laker legend wrote:
someone please tap Mike Brown on the shoulder and tell him that Lebron has to win a championship first before he can say Lebron will go down as the best player in this game. Yes Lebron is highlight film. Let us all remember another highlight film Dominique Wilkins. I say no more.
that's nothing but brown being grateful to the man responsible for him still having a job
nick

New York, NY

#27 Apr 28, 2008
alan t wrote:
<quoted text> Please. That stiff Danny Ferry himself used to take full swings at guys' heads all the time and pretend he was going for the ball. And Ferry ain't remotely close to being a rapper. Perhaps Ferry knows the Macarena, but that's about it. This sort of cheapshot stuff is nothing new, it's been happening since the NBA began, so don't make like it's an unbelievable outrage. If it was Billy Thomas instead of James being the recipient, would we even be talking about it?
i remember ferry doing that to MJ in the 93 playoffs , then stacey king retaliating against him in chicago

Since: Dec 07

United States

#28 Apr 28, 2008
nick wrote:
<quoted text>
don't compare west and gibson to ray allen
or else.... ooooooooooooo!
underlying reasons

Akron, OH

#29 Apr 28, 2008
I know it's a cliche. But we are so lucky to be Witness's to this guy LeBron, whatever the outcome of this series. I'm hoping that fans yell at the Wizards wildly everytime they touch the ball, when they come back to Cleveland !

Go Cavs !
Eric in SF

San Francisco, CA

#30 Apr 28, 2008
Hi Brian

Nice article on espn.com after the game. You're a very talented writer and it's good to see you getting that type of exposure at the national level.
-E
John

Pembroke, MA

#31 Apr 28, 2008
Brittle Fingers wrote:
It's too bad the Pistons beat Philly last night.....because if the Cavs were to do the unthinkable and beat Boston, the path to the Finals would be considerably easier.
I do see us losing to Boston, but at least we'll be able to stick it to the Wizards once again. And if we can win a couple games against the Celtics, I think it turns out to be an okay year considering what this team went through in the regular season.
If Philly beat the Pistons in their series, then the next round would be Celtics and Sixers (1st and 7th seeds) and Cavs vs Orlando (4th and 3rd seeds).

Nobody thought Cavs could beat Pistons last year, and no one thinks Cavs can beat Celts this year, but if the Cavs role players keep stepping up and they rebound like they can, the games will be close and we have the best player on the court at crunch time.

Since: Dec 07

United States

#32 Apr 28, 2008
John wrote:
<quoted text>
If Philly beat the Pistons in their series, then the next round would be Celtics and Sixers (1st and 7th seeds) and Cavs vs Orlando (4th and 3rd seeds).
Nobody thought Cavs could beat Pistons last year, and no one thinks Cavs can beat Celts this year, but if the Cavs role players keep stepping up and they rebound like they can, the games will be close and we have the best player on the court at crunch time.
I didn't think they reseed like that, are you sure?

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#33 Apr 28, 2008
John wrote:
<quoted text>
If Philly beat the Pistons in their series, then the next round would be Celtics and Sixers (1st and 7th seeds) and Cavs vs Orlando (4th and 3rd seeds).
Nobody thought Cavs could beat Pistons last year, and no one thinks Cavs can beat Celts this year, but if the Cavs role players keep stepping up and they rebound like they can, the games will be close and we have the best player on the court at crunch time.
Actually, they do not reseed between the rounds. If Philly were to upset the Pistons, they'd take on the Orlando-Toronto winner. The Cavs would still take on the Boston-Atlanta winner.
ATB

Milwaukee, WI

#34 Apr 28, 2008
John wrote:
<quoted text>
If Philly beat the Pistons in their series, then the next round would be Celtics and Sixers (1st and 7th seeds) and Cavs vs Orlando (4th and 3rd seeds).
Nobody thought Cavs could beat Pistons last year, and no one thinks Cavs can beat Celts this year, but if the Cavs role players keep stepping up and they rebound like they can, the games will be close and we have the best player on the court at crunch time.
Wrong. Unlike the NHL, the NBA does not reseed after the first round. The Cavs will play the winner of Celts/Hawks.
reality12

Lakewood, OH

#35 Apr 28, 2008
PDT1420 wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't think they reseed like that, are you sure?
They don't,but it's a tough match up either way,when they get by the Liz they are going to have to bring their A game from there throught.
BayouBuckeye

Natchitoches, LA

#36 Apr 28, 2008
I think the swipe was anything but unintentional - consider the source of the swipe - but I am not seeing what LeBron and others are saying about his fist being closed. I think the officials got it right - flagrant one. As for LeBron getting up and taking a step towards "Mr. No Rating," that by itself does not constitute enough to get a technical, especially in light of the foul and what LeBron has endured during this series. And I firmly believe the refs take that kind of stuff into account. Now if LeBron pushes, grabs, etc., the officials would have had no choice but to stick him. Glad actually that they did not eject you know who because he had to stay around and "witness" the ending!
Brittle Fingers wrote:
<quoted text>
I was reading a live Washington Wizards blog/message board and their fans were saying that Stevenson's head-swipe was unintentional. They also said that LeBron should've gotten a technical foul for "charging" towards Stevenson after the play. Unbelievable....
alias

Tulsa, OK

#38 Apr 28, 2008
i use to like the wizards until this year no integrity ever body on the wizard team took a dirty shot at lebron not nobody else but lebron i hope lebron do them real good wensday buctch punks sore losers lebron you the man that why their try to hurt you from terry akronite
ATB

Milwaukee, WI

#39 Apr 28, 2008
Steve wrote:
<quoted text> Amen! LeBron has to win a championship before he can even be metioned in the same sentence as Bird, Magic, Jordan. Until then he should shut his mouth, quit whinning, and just play ball
Can you be more specific about when he has opened his mouth or whined? Please point out one example. I think you may be attributing fan comments to LeBron.

The Wizards have done all the talking, and I think LeBron and his teammates have shown remarkable poise in NOT complaining to the media, etc.

You know, the funniest part of all of this is that is that if it weren't for the "overrated" LeBron James, no one would even know who DeShawn Stevenson is.
John

Pembroke, MA

#40 Apr 28, 2008
Brittle Fingers wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, they do not reseed between the rounds. If Philly were to upset the Pistons, they'd take on the Orlando-Toronto winner. The Cavs would still take on the Boston-Atlanta winner.
Thanks for the correction Brittle. My bad, thought that they reseeded. I want them to face the Celts anyhow. As an Ohio transplant living in Boston, I am looking for a little payback from last years ALCS. Man do I hate Boston fans.
BayouBuckeye

Natchitoches, LA

#41 Apr 28, 2008
Amen! I posted last night to the initial game story that LeBron's true professionalism came through with that last pass to West which resulted in the winning shot. As much as the Wizards fans were calling him "Overrated," it had to be very tempting to want to take and make that final shot himself to shut them up. LeBron made the right decision, though, and the Wizards are now in a world of hurt.
ATB wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you be more specific about when he has opened his mouth or whined? Please point out one example. I think you may be attributing fan comments to LeBron.
The Wizards have done all the talking, and I think LeBron and his teammates have shown remarkable poise in NOT complaining to the media, etc.
You know, the funniest part of all of this is that is that if it weren't for the "overrated" LeBron James, no one would even know who DeShawn Stevenson is.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#42 Apr 28, 2008
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for the correction Brittle. My bad, thought that they reseeded. I want them to face the Celts anyhow. As an Ohio transplant living in Boston, I am looking for a little payback from last years ALCS. Man do I hate Boston fans.
Yeah, it seems as if some Boston fans have acquired the same sense of entitlement that New York fans have. That expectation that attention and championships should be showered upon them.

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