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LEBRON AND D.WADE SNAPPIN’
I enjoyed these two trading jokes - good natured, good material - in a public forum. It was light-hearted and fun. Tell you what, they almost got me.
Listen, guys, best pals don’t have to tell strangers how close they are over twitter. Brothers don’t need to advertise their bond. If you weren’t tight already, I’m sure America hating you, from arena to arena, all across the country, brought you even together. You guys are more than best friends. Your relationship was forged in a fire.
That’s why those tweets felt desperate. I don’t know anyone who would even THINK about going on twitter and professing their relationship. So why do it? Well, they have an agenda.
Wade: We’re in on the jokes.
James: We have no problem making fun of ourselves.
Call me crazy, but I think this twitter exchange was a setup. I think it was a premeditated, calculated move to take the power back. What’s the old adage? “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” I think each player’s representation devised this stunt to not only drum up social network buzz, but to make it seem as though each guy is “just one of the boys.”
For all intents and purposes, they’re telling us, “The jokes don’t work. We already make them about each other.” I might believe that, if each hadn’t admitted over the Summer to being affected by the crush of antipathy.
Wade told ESPN 540 in Milwaukee, “Obviously we went through a lot last year. It was unfair some of the stuff that we had to endure but we grew from it.”
LeBron told HoopsHype.com, “We didn’t accomplish our ultimate goal, and that is to win the NBA championship, but for a team to come together for the first year, and get through what we got, and to do some of the things what we did with all the scrutiny and media coverage that we had throughout the season, I think it was a successful season.”
So, all of the “scrutiny” and “media coverage” was “unfair,” and now you two are trying to tell me the jokes don’t affect you? I don’t buy it.
They want relief. They want the snarky college kids, and the jealous Laker fans (like me) to go away. They want to be loved, so they can go back out and command the millions in advertising dollars that awaits them.
Nice try, fellas, but I’m on to you.