For today’s Throw Back Thursday post, here’s a satirical piece I wrote a few years ago about LeBron James’ mother Gloria.
In this satirical sports blog, I share my own outlandish observations and exaggerated opinions as they pertain to Gloria James, LeBron’s mother. It playfully satirizes the King’s kin’s brief brush with the law.
(Satire) A wicked upper cut may have gotten Lebron James’ mom Gloria arrested in 2011 in Miami Beach for decking a slow moving valet attendant. Continue reading
The former “BIG” marketing campaign proved to be an instant NBA media success. Its simple, but brilliant, message quickly resonated with fans. Seen across television, web and social media outlets, the “BIG” campaign captured what fans already knew about the … Continue reading
This week NBA superstar Lebron James shrewdly enlisted sports fans on social media by asking for help in selecting his new Cleveland Cavaliers jersey number.
James engaged fans on both Twitter and Instagram by posing the question whether he should don the #23 he wore during his seven previous years in Cleveland or the more popular selling #6 jersey he sported as a member of the Miami Heat and USA Basketball.
A brilliant self-promoter, James received overwhelmingly positive feedback from fans regarding his new Cleveland Cavaliers jersey choice.
Though sports fans’ replies were all across the board, my two polar opposite suggestions were quite simple. Continue reading
Thankfully, last night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals was played in San Antonio and not in Miami.
Otherwise, basketball fans would have witnessed another poor display of support for their home town team.
Based on their history, fickle Miami Heat fans would have called it quits even earlier this year than they did during Game 6 of last year’s NBA Finals. In 2013, they bailed on their team with 28 seconds to go in an elimination game with the Heat down by five points.
Ironically, many Heat ticket holders in attendance missed an epic, improbable comeback that saved the series for the Heat.
A miraculous turn of events allowed the team to repeat as champs when it beat the Spurs in Game 7 two nights later. The game was played in front of the same fans that inexplicably turned their backs on the team and bolted the American Airlines Arena 48 hours earlier. Continue reading
The popular new LeBron James Galaxy S App offers a cornucopia of features.
The App updates basketball fans on the four-time MVP’s latest NBA accomplishments.
It offers dietary and conditioning tips on how the 6’8” and 250 lb. super-athlete stays so physically fit.
And, the App shares fun-filled photos of James with his family. Continue reading
The NBA player trade deadline may have long passed; however, NBA related deal making should continue.
Today, it should take place in the broadcast booth.
ESPN should swap two announcers that are currently covering the 2014 NBA Playoffs?
ESPN needs to trade Mark Jackson for Doris Burke straight up.
No announcers to be named later. No salary cap considerations. No future draft picks. No medical exams. No contingencies. Continue reading
If you’ve ever played team sports, you’ve certainly heard the timeless coaching cliché there’s no “I” in team. Continue reading
On February 1, 2014 David Stern formally retired as NBA Commissioner.
When his deputy, Adam Silver, assumed the duties of the office, reigning NBA MVP LeBron James immediately expressed a desire to meet with the new commissioner and offer insight on ways to improve the league.
James’ request got me thinking. Continue reading
Earlier this week the Miami Heat made a return trip to the White House in Washington, DC.
President Barack Obama honored the back-to-back NBA champions and spent time joking with the team. Continue reading
As a basketball purist, I’m not thrilled by the NBA’s recent promotional campaign to add player nicknames to the back of their uniforms for specific games.
For a professional league that has always marketed in a BIG way, last night’s cheeky commercialism was small minded.
The NBA has always fostered a team game reliant on the collective efforts of brilliant individual performers. Continue reading