HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Add The Game to the ever-growing list of those who have bashed Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.
Apparently the California rapper takes a swipe at James in his soon-to-be released The R.E.D. album, saying “Fall back like LeBron’s hairline against the Mavericks / He lost” (Credit to Holly at The Score for the discovery).
This is nothing, however. The Game reportedly goes there. Yes, there ...
“Then I hit LeBron’s mom in Bron-Bron’s coupe /
With Delonte West taping, we had bon-bons too /
With Cleveland cheerleaders, they had pom-poms too”
One word: Wow.
Right now, James is a target; Tiger Woods aside, he's the most controversial figure in professional sports. Media, fans, NBA stars, and rappers have all slung their share of mud at James.
Some of this is deserved. The Decision and The Celebration, both part of James' departure from Cleveland to Miami, accurately portrayed the All-Star as self-centered and vain.
What is legitimate criticism? What is unfair? And where's the line?
Referencing a rumor involving James' mother and former teammate Delonte West, who suffers from mental health issues, is too much.
Way to much, in fact.
Keep in mind: James will eventually win an NBA championship. He and his Heat are too good not to. Last year they came within two games of winning it all -even though 2011 was their first year together and everyone outside of Florida wanted them to fail.
When that day comes, when James finally hoists the Larry O'Brien trophy, he'll have his revenge.
While criticism of his play, fair or not, may continue, this kind of nonsense will hopefully stop.
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