The Legacy Of The Decision: Everyone Is Taking His Talents Somewhere

Aside from the alleged traitorousness, arrogance, callousness, short-sightedness, and all the other negative adjectives that have been largely forgotten or forgiven with LeBron James's recent success, the lasting aspect of The Decision will be a particularly clunky bit of phraseology that has nonetheless caught on:… » 2/05/14 4:03pm 2/05/14 4:03pm

Kanye West Was At The Decision And Fell Asleep

Fansided has a very detailed account of one former ESPN studio stage manager's experience on the set of LeBron James's Decision, which is three years old today. The most revelatory passage concerns Kanye West, who was not only present for some reason but also fell asleep while LeBron And Jim Gray gabbed. » 7/08/13 11:58pm 7/08/13 11:58pm

Shane Battier Announces He's Joining The Heat Via Jimmy Buffett Quote

If you were looking for a fresh reason to hate on the Miami Heat this year, Shane Battier's come through for you. The Grizzlies forward announced on Twitter this morning that he's joining the Heat. Somehow, a Jimmy Buffett reference made it into the mix. That alone almost makes this more damning than LeBron's The… » 12/08/11 10:25am 12/08/11 10:25am

Fielder and Pujols Could Be Cubs, Jonathan Broxton Makes The Decision,…

Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall). This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!!! » 11/29/11 6:20pm 11/29/11 6:20pm

"A Good Deed Never Goes Unpunished, You Know?": Meet The Innovator Who…

There's another important American anniversary to celebrate this week, and one that we should all be congratulated for enduring together: a year ago this Friday, July 8, LeBron James settled into a director's chair at a Greenwich Boys & Girls Club and told Jim Gray about biting his fingernails. He also announced that… » 7/05/11 2:50pm 7/05/11 2:50pm

The Decision About LeBron's Decision Was An Orgy Of Self-Interest, With…

There's a brief section about The Decision in Those Guys Have All the Fun, and if the details aren't exactly fresh, the takeaway is somewhat new: Everyone involved was using everyone else for their own ends to produce what amounted to a massive orgy that they all came to regret the next day. And LeBron was just the… » 5/19/11 5:47pm 5/19/11 5:47pm

Did Jim Gray Really Sell His Dignity For $500K? Would You?

Interesting Tweet this week from Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch wondering whether Jim Gray earned a half-million dollars when LeBron James told everybody where he'd be taking his talents. For the timeline on Gray's financial stake in The Decision, check SportsByBrooks. » 12/11/10 12:30pm 12/11/10 12:30pm

LeBron Says The Backlash Against Him Had "A Race Factor"

LeBron James and Maverick Carter offered that as a partial explanation for the negative publicity he's gotten this summer. I don't think anyone's gone the race route on this yet (besides Jesse Jackson), but what do you know? Here we are. » 9/30/10 12:55pm 9/30/10 12:55pm

Timofey Mozgov Is Cocksucker

Today is day Timofey Mozgov becomes most unlikable person in Russian Basketball Super League, and perhaps all Russian sports. I think he is okay a year ago. No more. He is villain now. » 7/12/10 4:35pm 7/12/10 4:35pm

Counterpoint: LeBron James Is Not A Cocksucker

Yesterday, a guy who spent seven seasons with the team that drafted him announced he wanted to play basketball with his friends and win a lot of games. He wanted this so badly that he was willing to take a pay cut. » 7/09/10 6:00pm 7/09/10 6:00pm

LeBron James Is A Cocksucker

Tomorrow is the day LeBron James becomes the most unlikable person in the NBA, and perhaps all of American sports. I used to think he was okay a year ago. No more. He's the villain now. » 7/07/10 10:05pm 7/07/10 10:05pm