This story first ran on the Aerys Kitchen Sink site on May 31, 2011
INCONCEIVABLE!Since the whole world seems to be against Lebron James and his Miami Heat teammates, this New York Knicks fan is going to do the unimaginable and will cheer them on in the NBA Finals.
Pick your jaws up off the floor. I know, I knowâ€¦Iâ€™m supposed to hate Lebron James.
Iâ€™m supposed to call him Lebrick â€“ even though heâ€™s one of the best players in the NBA.
Iâ€™m supposed to wish ill against the Big Three because they celebrate too much â€“ their pre-season coming out party, complete with pyrotechnics, rivaled other teamsâ€™ championship celebrations.
Iâ€™m supposed to be outraged because Lebron James and Dwayne Wade cried when the Heat beat the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
THEY CRIED!!!!! THEY ACTED LIKE THEY WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER BEATING SOMEONE IN THE CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS! HOW DARE THEY!!!!!
ACT LIKE YOUâ€™VE BEEN THERE!!!
I donâ€™t know what it is about Lebron James that makes me not hate him. And believe me, Iâ€™ve wanted to.
I thought his â€œDecisionâ€ was an over the top, ridiculous display of ego. I was also really pissed off because my Knicks had no chance of landing him.
I know Lebron says really stupid things but so do others in the sports world â€“ Hello, A-Rod pre 2009? â€“ no oneâ€™s perfect.
Even the haters cannot deny that Lebron James is an incredible basketball player â€“ just look at what he did in the closing minutes of the Eastern Conference Finals’ clinching game.
So go on and hate him, tweet â€œI love Dirk!â€ and â€œGo Mavs!â€, pray for the Miami Heat to fail miserably, make a Lebron James voodoo doll, or jump on that Dallas Mavericks bandwagon with the people in Texas who normally donâ€™t care about basketball but want to scream about something.
I will choose to be bold â€“ or maybe a little idiotic â€“ and I will be rooting for the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
As of this posting, the Miami Heat have taken a 1-0 series lead in the Best of Seven NBA Finals over the Dallas Mavericks