Portland fan here. God I thought we might actually come back and win last night with our outmatched roster of grit, duct tape, bactine and Brandon. I thought it was going to be a blowout after the first half, but it settled into an interesting game. hated the outcome, but congrats on the win. With no centers on our team -- I'm glad we don't have to play you again this season.
I do have a serious question, and I mean no disprespect. I am curious about what the perspective is of the hyping LeBron James as seen by fans of his team.
Don't get me wrong -- the guy is a phenomenal athlete, and amazing player, and a proven competitor. Outside of not shaking hands after the playoffs last season -- which was really a big non-issue -- I can't think of anything anyone would have against the man as a player or a human being.
However, if you're a fan of another team that is playing Cleveland -- especially during a nationally televised game like last night's -- the commentary borders on the moronic at times with such gems as "Lebron is making shot blocking cool again"
If you look at the ESPN hilights/recap of the game last night, not only is there not a single Portland highlight, they don't even mention that Portland came back from as many as 17 points down to tie the game in the fourth quarter.
Again, this isn't about Lebron James, he's not the person responsible for this. Still, the coverage of him cannot but affect the feelings fans of other teams have for him -- perhaps pro as well as con.
I am just interested in what the feelings are about the crazy -- frequently insane -- hyping of Lebron by his own fans in Cleveland.