Yep, LeBron drives fast down lane

Yep, LeBron drives fast down lane

There are 112 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jan 14, 2008, titled Yep, LeBron drives fast down lane. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

So LeBron James was clocked driving 101 mph on the morning of Dec. 30. Holy speed bump, Batman, can we slow down a little? In truth, this is no joking matter.

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Jeff Brandon

Marengo, OH

#29 Jan 15, 2008
Get off of LeBrons back he was speedin everybody speeds yal just blowing this out of poportion
Give Me A Break

Louisville, KY

#30 Jan 15, 2008
OhMyGoodness wrote:
Sure speeding can be dangerous and it's most certainly illegal and he will pay the price for it just like you or I. However, some of you really need to get off your high horse because we've all driven above the speed limit at one time or another. Go Lebron! Go Cavs!
Yeah, any hopefully he won't pay the price if he wipes out while speeding and kills a few innocent people. But I doubt those of us 'little folk' left behind will be able to afford the high-priced attorneys necessary to take his loser ass down.

Boy gets paid an obnoxious sum to throw a fricken ball through a hoop. It's not like he's discovered a cure for cancer.

Loudonville, OH

#31 Jan 15, 2008
Get A Clue wrote:
I second that "yawn". Complete non-story. Of course, you'll have the standard forum morons (like OMG) bashing LeBron because morons like OMG are jealous that LeBron makes a ton of money being good at what he does and morons (like OMG) don't make squat working in the service sector.
He was speeding. Who cares. He got caught. Now, he'll have his day in court. He'll get points on his license, he'll have to pay a fine. Wow. Just like thousands of others do in court.
Let's move on. Except for you no-life losers who like to bash. I guess this will give you no-life losers "something to hold on to."
All true except for the fact if he wraps himself & his awesome talent around a telephone pole.

Akron, OH

#32 Jan 15, 2008
Articles are written daily by newspapers about celebrities getting into some kind of trouble with the law. Celebrity status includes LaBron James. He enjoys that status so will also have to put up with the spotlight that comes with it. He broke the law! I don't see too many drivers going 101. He has shown maturity beyond his years in the past but needs to remember that he owes something to his children and to the Cavs organization. This is news, so live with it.

Akron, OH

#33 Jan 15, 2008
I'd like to see these young men with all their money and fancy cars get some serious driver training. If your car goes fast, eventually, you'll want to try it out, and knowing how to do it is often the difference between a non-story and a tragedy. If you don't understand weight distribution, friction circles and the value of smooth inputs at high speeds, then you should be going 65 like the rest of the sheep who believe that velocity alone can end your life.

As for the ticket? He'll pay the fine, just like the rest of us would. Not sure why this is so newsworthy...
truth be told

United States

#34 Jan 15, 2008
Ruth wrote:
Articles are written daily by newspapers about celebrities getting into some kind of trouble with the law. Celebrity status includes LaBron James. He enjoys that status so will also have to put up with the spotlight that comes with it. He broke the law! I don't see too many drivers going 101. He has shown maturity beyond his years in the past but needs to remember that he owes something to his children and to the Cavs organization. This is news, so live with it.
my sister was killed 10 years ago by a guy that was doing "what everybody does" and driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. That man is in prison and will be for another 5 years. All he was doing was driving fast, and someone pulled out in front of him. Because of his reckless driving though, he was charged with reckless homicide. That's why it's stupid to drive that fast, you put others in danger.


#35 Jan 15, 2008
I cant believe this nonsense is getting so much press. It's a dang speeding ticket for crying outloud.

When Z got a dui there was nary a peep beyond the initial report.
Dan DesJardines

Columbus, OH

#37 Jan 15, 2008
Why did he plead 'not guilty?' Doesn't seem like he's taking responsibility, does it?


Cleveland, OH

#38 Jan 15, 2008
I got a ticket once that stated that I was speeding 25-35 mph in a 25 mph zone. I'm sure the officer just made a clerical error but I plead not guilty and walked away Scott free. Even though I was doing 35 mph.

Akron, he learned how to speed in the hood? Is that where we all learn?

I am positive that when he's told to pay the ticket he will take responsibility and do just that. He already stated that he was wrong so what more do you people want?


I personally hopes it stays that way.
Arrogance Disease

United States

#39 Jan 15, 2008
His arrogance will be his destruction.

O.J. is the perfect example of it. He refuses to be humbled. He continues to mock and give the finger to civil authorities. He continues to smooth-talk gullible followers into his web, so he can use them for income, by hook or by crook. He continues to lie and say his misdeeds and crimes are nothing.

But God is not mocked. LeBron is in for a rude awakening.

Glen Allen, VA

#40 Jan 15, 2008
OMG wrote:
LeBoob as Mike Trivisonno likes to call him on WTAM, screwed up bigtime with his 101 mph speeding. This is worse then when he wore his NY hat to the Indians playoff game. It just shows how immature he really is. He's just another spoiled rich super athlete who thinks he can get away with murder.
As for being a great dad, he hasn't even married the woman after two kids. Come on, he's no role model dad. LeBoob seems to fit him doesn't it?
um, he didn't think he could get away with it, he accepted resonsibility, I knew the minute he did something, the media and jerks would be all on him

Cincinnati, OH

#41 Jan 15, 2008
This isn't newsworthy. This shouldn't be news. It doesn't matter how slow it seems today. This doesn't affect his playing, or his stature in the community.

The Plain Dealer has had several articles on this subject--But why? Is this really that important? If Ira Newble got a speeding ticket, would there be a soulless, halfhearted column about it?

The CPD and ABJ are usually pretty good about suppressing the petty sports bits like this. There has to be something else to write about.

I remember when sports reporting used to be about sports.

United States

#42 Jan 15, 2008
WHO CARES!!! I'm so sick of hearing about what he's doing! "Today, LaBron dropped a deuce at a local super market...Congratulations son...can you tell me what color it was?" Good grief people...leave the guy alone and stop giving us a play by play of his life...I for one am sick of hearing it.

Avon Lake, OH

#43 Jan 15, 2008
McManonnon find something else to write about! who are you Bob Dyer from the local section? Your article sucked!

Tulsa, OK

#44 Jan 15, 2008
Thats why he was laughing about it. It's so funny, but wait til he driving that fast again and kill someone. We'll see how funny that is.

Kensington, MD

#45 Jan 15, 2008
I like to know why the state trooper who ticketed Mr. James didnt give him a citation for "reckless operation" at that speed he was definately being reckless!! I had a state trooper tell me that if you are speeding over 30 M.P.H. the posted limit they give you a ticket for reckless op! So whats up with that O.S.P.? I guess it must be celeberity status, maybe the state trooper was blinded by the limelight, or too worried about getting an autograph!! If you or I "John Q. Public" was to get ourselves in this bind it would have been two tickets, speed & RECKLESS OPERATION!! BUT THEN I AM NOT A BIG TIME CELEB! Looks like double standards to me!!

Since: Nov 07

Dayton, OH

#46 Jan 15, 2008
how stupid wrote:
<quoted text>You are stupid. Get over it he was speeding, we all have done it a time or two. Obviously you people hate this man for one reason or another, but with your post, we know why you don't like him. Because he is a black man making tons of money and you hate it. Do your thing Lebron...A fan from West Akron.....
I go 101 mph alllll the time!!

Are you kidding me?? I hate him driving 101 mph and NOT going to jail! LOSER! RACIST!

Uhrichsville, OH

#47 Jan 15, 2008
No idea what God, sob stories, and a person's family/social status as a kid has to do with a story about Lebron James getting a ticket... I just dont get it.

For all you soapbox loving, Bible beating sheep out there, finish this gem:

"Let he who is without sin..." ???

Fort Mill, SC

#49 Jan 15, 2008
I can't believe that this paper and a number of posters have made such a big deal about this. I moved out of the buckeye state 25 years ago and live in the town that Bobby Phils died in.(Charlotte, NC in case you didn't know). This is totally different. Bobby and another player were racing their Porches during the day time on a city street. Way more dangerous than the interstate at 2 AM. Apples to oranges McMahon! When I was in your state over Labor Day, I contributed to your coffers for doing 67 in a 45 and I didn't get any press. Don't count on Lebron finishing his career as a Cav when their sportswriters and supposed fans look for every little thing to magnify and hate on.

Uhrichsville, OH

#50 Jan 15, 2008
Wow, what a bunch of miserable people. This board is a depressing window into society. Just a bunch of idiots looking for something to bitch about.

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