Wednesday, January 23, 2008

LeBron's New Shoe: The Darth Vader of Sneakers?

Okay, so what's the deal now with LeBron James and his lack of fashion sense in Cleveland?

Well, it seems that King James has teamed up with that evil galactic empire, Nike, to create (ta-da!) ...a spanking brand-new, Yankees-inspired, sneaker. Oh, the horror (Is that the correct pronunciation? Quick, use it in a sweat-shop sentence!).

What's next? A shoe created specifically for the Cleveland Indians and their fans - seductively "inspired" by Isiah Thomas and Keds? Wahoo. Maybe they could call it "The Snuggle Bitch," huh? Catchy.

Sure, the supernova star of the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, made news earlier this year when he showed up to an Indians-Yankees playoff game wearing ...(gasp) a pinstripe baseball cap in a certain, shall we say, "New York state of mind."

Needless to say, chaos ensued in C-Town.

So what's next for the Rock 'n' Roll city: We find out that Dennis Kucinich is truly not "a man of the people." Shocking. (Maybe the Congressman will inspire a pair of his own "out of this world" signature sneakers - and subsequently find a way to soak his loyal constituents out of a $100 bucks for these ..."loafers.")

Sure, LeBron can cheer (or shill) for whatever team (or company) he wants, I suppose. Free country and all that good stuff, you know. It doesn't mean Cleveland needs to be shackled to it, however, like some zombie-bride of Scientology, does it?

Whatever the endgame: I'm over it, LeBron. Go to New York. Stay in Cleveland. Exit, stage right, even. I have no more "Burning River inferiority complex," you see. Game, set and "blah, blah, blah" match just don't mean much to me.

March Madness, the NFL draft and Opening Day for Tribe baseball, after all, is like my apathy and your inevitable sell-out of C-Town: Right around the corner.

"Hey, I put some new shoes on, and suddenly everything is right. I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody's smiling, it's so inviting. Oh, short on money, but long on time, slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine. And I'm running late, and I dont need an excuse, 'cause i'm wearing my brand new shoes..."


At 5:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

people are making too big a deal about this. cleveland should be glad to have him. without a point guard, the cavs will probably *never* win a championship. and james is a winner, which means that he'll seek out greener pastures once his contract is up. the best player ever (arguably) and no ring for 'em? c'mon.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Chris McVetta said...

Cleveland is lucky to have him, no doubt. I am. I just think it is shameless that he campaigns for New York - on an endless basis.

Hey, if he wants to go - GO. But I have to wonder what he would think if players from the Cleveland Indians showed up to the NBA Championship game ...wearing jerseys for the San Antonio Spurs?

LeBron, no doubt, has done a lot of wonderful things for Cleveland - including putting them on the worldwide sports map.

However, let it also be noted: Cleveland fans LOVE their hometown teams and support them with a passion that is unparalleled in the universe - and they deserve better than THAT.

So - why should I continue to cheer for LeBron James while he contiually snuggles up to New York in a not-so-subtle fashion under the table?

Hey, I want to win as much as he does - "Give a little, get a little ...Agent Scully."

At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like you were right about LeSham after all.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Lucy said...

Funky footwear indeed


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