So fans of The Black Album Jay Z obviously caught this reference right away. Noting it's jiggaman's closing lyrics in the song "What More Can I Say?"
Some fucking guys am I right?
The world is losing it's collective mind over the Celtics waking up and taking games 4, 5, and 6 to even the Eastern Conference Finals and poise themselves to be the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 playoff deficit to win a series tonight in Boston.
LeBron though? He can't stand there being massive amounts of eyes and attention on something basketball related and his name not being associated with it.
So he dropped this little reminder on his instagram.
Uh reminder people, I said I MAY, be retiring. My mind isn't made up (even though I'm definitely coming back because I'm obsessed with playing with my son and have said so numerous times). Talk about me some more.
This is a play DIRECTLY out of Big Cat's boy Alex Rodriguez's (and that scumbag Scott Boras') playbook.
Red Sox fans will remember this fondly. Game 4 of the 2007 World Series. A-rod for no reason whatsoever, other than the fact he's one of the biggest egomaniacs to ever be born, decided what the Red Sox Rockies World Series needed more of was A-Rod coverage. So he dropped a press release stating he was opting out of his Yankees deal.
NY Times - For five minutes in the top of the eighth in Game 4, Fox's broadcast stopped being about the Red Sox and the Rockies and became the "World Series Presents A-Rod." If he were charged for those minutes as if they were commercials, he'd have paid $4 million.
The profile of Scott Boras in The New Yorker last week dubbed him The Extortionist for his talent at manipulating the process of selling his clients to the highest bidder.
But he can now be rechristened The Hijacker for sending e-mail messages to reporters during Game 4 of the World Series with the news that Alex Rodriguez was opting out of the final three years of his contract with the Yankees.
"There is big news brewing," Fox's Joe Buck said shortly after 11 p.m., inviting the field reporter Ken Rosenthal to deliver the emergency A-Rod report. Rosenthal then joined Buck and the analyst Tim McCarver for a conversation that spread over the next few minutes.
This was just short of a bulletin from the Boras Broadcasting System shouting, "We interrupt this game to give you the latest in A-Rod's cupidity!"
Maybe Boras sensed a lull - Boston was leading, 4-1, and on the verge of sweeping the Rockies - and divined that A-Rod news was the cure for ennui. Fox had to cover it; it had been posted on SI.com at 10:34 p.m. and sent out by The Associated Press four minutes later, an alert that caught Fox's attention and led to Rosenthal's report.
Clowns gonna clown.
(And yes, I'm fully aware of the irony in the fact that I am blogging this story on Barstool adding even more attention to it on a military holiday. I'm a sucker. I know.)
Don't worry LeBron. I don't know much, but I know this: as soon as this series wraps up, and The Finals tips off and wraps up. The only basketball talk will be of you and your "decision". I will bet my life on it. ESPN already has it's marching orders and will be sure to shovel plenty of it down our throats nonstop. Just hold on another week or two.
p.s.- I realize these are courtside Portnoy seats we're talking about here, but $27,000 for a seat to a basketball game is ludicrous. I don't care what or where it is.
You could buy like 4 tickets to see Taylor Swift for that much money. You could buy a semester of college tuition at an American University for that much money. You could rent a studio in NYC for 2 months for that much money. You could do a lot of good things with that much money in this country in 2023.