Haters Gonna Hate

The NBA Finals has finally come down to two teams. The creams of the crop. The picks of the litter. [Insert any “absolute best” cliches here].

The Golden State Warriors are taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Curry vs. James.  Cute Kid Riley vs. Receding Hair Line.

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So who do you think is going all the way?  Well, that should be easy to answer. Just ask yourself this: Who do you want to see raising that golden trophy? Who do you want to send to Disney World?

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Steph Curry, no question!  Lebron already has two championship wins, every endorsement deal known to man and has ESPN in the palm of his hand…why should we give this Space Jam wannabe a chance for his sweat band to be retired in the NBA Hall of Fame?

I know what you are thinking? “Why do you hate Lebron so much?”

You know why? Because haters gonna hate, and I am a true hater of Lebron.

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The guy is a walking “BUY ME” billboard, a man who is so hated he has his own website http://ihatelebronjames.com/.

(Granted the website hasn’t been recently updated. Probably because the hostility and hate just runs so deep that the website owner’s violent typing made his computer internally combust into flames)

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Now that is true hate.

It’s not that I hate Lebron, the man himself, it’s that I hate “the man, the myth, the legend” the media perpetuates and worships. Now that is something you can entirely blame on Lebron. Yes he is only doing his job, a job of god-given talent that anybody would kill for but doesn’t he have any shred of integrity or credibility to just say no to the media, the sponsorships and the attention?

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Someone needs to teach this goon about modesty. Next up, Lebron Tampons: time to get that thick-ass sweat band protection ladies!

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All of the credit and ball-sucking attention Lebron receives from ESPN is just nauseating. There must be some undisclosed contract where he pays ESPN for his unbearably large amount of air time and mentions.  This just in at ESPN – “Let’s see what Lebron thinks of the Masters! According to his Twitter, he tweets: “Yo Tiger Woods, where you at?”

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I don’t think any athlete can compare to his obscene level of overexposure.  Well, maybe Peyton Manning.

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With the millions of dollars he makes daily (yes DAILY), doesn’t he have enough money to feed Russia? You would think that but no, he probably doesn’t. I mean that lavish lifestyle doesn’t pay for itself.

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And now that Lebron is back with the Cavaliers, an unnecessary spectacle of itself, ESPN will stop at nothing to see him holding that golden basketball trophy for a third time, a shining beacon of hope that the hero can return to his hometown and achieve the possible.  YES the possible, this is Lebron we are talking about.

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The real culprit here is ESPN.  But who the hell is going to hate ESPN, the almighty giver of worldwide sports and beloved top 10!

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That being said. Go Warriors, the rightful winners who have no players sucking on ESPN’s proverbial teet. Steph Curry has yet to become a tainted spokesperson of soul-less commerce, so there is still time for his pure talent to take him all the way, all the way to get that golden trophy.

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Plus, his daughter is just too cute to pass up.

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The Rightful Winner

The most anticipated boxing fight since EVER will be taking place in front of our very own eyes tonight.  Oh man, this is huge. Some would even say this is a sporting event that we will remember for years to come.  A fight that will go down in history.

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But does it deserve to be?

It will only be a fight worth watching and remembering depending upon the outcome. Duh.

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Floyd Mayweather is a horrible human being, plain and simple. Manny Pacquiao is a humanitarian, a congressmen, a diplomat, a Christian, a man you would proudly shake hands with.  I think my friend Ken said it best:

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However, Ken does make a point about the outcome of the fight.  Pacquiao may not even have a shot.

Do you agree with Ken’s words? More or less, I do agree that this isn’t going to be an exciting fight.  But it is a fight we all want to be a part of. It is a fight that may turn out in Pacquiao’s favor.  But the odds are not in his favor.  They will never be. The odds are in Vegas’s favor and Mayweather owns Vegas.

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I don’t want to give any credit to Mayweather’s “strategic thinking” capabilities (because those capabilities can’t even read a page of a Harry Potter book), but he and his team only accepted this fight because they all know he can win.  This Pacquiao fight should have happened years ago when Pacquiao and his team first initiated the discussion.

But we all know who the real winner is.  It’s just that Mayweather will never admit it.  He only sees dollar signs and title wins as life. That isn’t life.  He will only admit his defeat if he loses not once but twice to Manny.  It is stipulated in their contract that if Mayweather loses tonight, he is guaranteed a rematch with Manny.  Great, another snore.

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If Floyd Mayweather wins, we all lose.  But if Pacquiao wins, then maybe there is a glint of hope still left in humanity.  So here’s to the human race!

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