It's tough to go from REALLY liking someone (thinking that he is one of the ONLY NBA superstars who is actually fun to watch) to REALLY loathing someone -- thanks to the disgusting ESPN fiasco and the King's obnoxious Back-Street-Boys-ish debut in Miami, with D-Wade and Bosh alongside him, every choreographed step of the way.
So I needed a little time off from sports. Plus the fact that baseball is so excruciatingly boring and the World Cup, to me, was a snoozefest.
But there's hope. The end of the All-Star Game last night was actually exciting. And the first pre-season NFL game is less than a month away -- on AUGUST 8!
I do need a few more weeks off, though. Will Leitch's column on LeBron perfectly summed it up. And looking at this old Nike ad just adds fuel to the fire: We were all witnesses to the disgusting revelation of what sport is really about in this country. Not only witnesses, but participants. I'll take a few more weeks before I knowingly participate by being an avid sports fan again.