If you needed any further proof into how out of its gourd LeBron James'(notes) marketing "company" is, here is your latest example. James has now taken to likening his situation to that of Brett Favre's departure from Green Bay. Because that turned out so well.
And it's an insight into how little Maverick Carter has prepped this guy for how life works in the real world, and what people actually think of LeBron these days.
Rather despised, around the sporting world, LeBron? Just find the only guy in sports with a lower favorability rating than you, and dream up your own comparison to the guy just because you feel guilty about leaving Cleveland Cavalier fans in the lurch.
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"Brett (had) great years here in Green Bay, and any time a great competitor like that leaves, no one wants to see that, but they've done a great job of regrouping with Aaron Rodgers and I believe that Cleveland will do the same," James said.
Come on, man. COME ON. So many of those.
Nobody likes Brett Favre, LeBron. Any time the guy takes a hit in a football game, the entire Internet chortles with unabashed glee. And while it's nice that you feel guilty and are hoping the Cavs find their own Aaron Rodgers, this isn't really helping a city whose main concern is finding its own Aaron Rodgers-type for its football team, much less basketball outfit. I think you became familiar with a few of these fans the other day (from the New York Post):
The pack of 30 Browns fans, who were in town to see their team take on the Dolphins, chanted, "Traitor, traitor," inside the restaurant Saturday night, and were asked to leave. The rowdies waited outside to continue harassing former Cavalier James, who was forced to sneak into his car to avoid a confrontation. James' reps didn't get back to us.
Also, LeBron? When you're in Los Angeles to play the Lakers or Clippers, try to refrain from comparing your situation to that of Mel Gibson's. Or Fatty Arbuckle's, even.
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