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Let Ron Artest Be September 19, 2010

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Everybody’s a psychoanalyst:  http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2010/09/10/listen-to-ron-rons-message/#comment-36305

Ron-Ron is a bug-out to most.  I think he’s most comfortable that way.  Most New Yorkers seems to be most comfortable having a unique view of things and obstinate about not compromising their view just to make someone else comfortable.  That’s why we love New York, and also why it’s the most un-New-York-ish thing to do comply with what someone else tells you to do just so they can be comfortable with you.  It’s against a tru New Yorker’s basic DNA.  That’s why we all want to re-program New Yorkers; the smallest of us, that is. 

Ron-Ron’s hard to figure out, but so what?  He ain’t hurting nobody. Watching him at times is actually so unpredictable that it’s practically funny. He was so unpredictable in The Finals, we started calling him Who Knows. Lol. But it was Ron-Ron who got the last laugh, didn’t he? He BLATANLY outplayed Kobe in Game 7 of The Finals and BLATANTLY saved Kobe from “Choke” headlines with his game-saving play.

As long as Ron-Ron’s not hurting anyone else, let him be. It’s not our business what he thinks or does.


You Have To Respect Who You Follow, Not Just Like Them. September 19, 2010

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A lot is being made of Lebron’s decline in popularity – and rightly so; his current endorsement portfolio is probably going to take a hit after “The Decision”:

THE KING’S Q SCORE TUMBLE (by the great, indefatigable Sekou Smith)

Great, great data and a great, great article, but I’d gamble there is life after The Decision.  A Q score decline doesn’t necessarily translate into a decrease in marketability. Kobe’s jersey and shoe sales are typically the highest in the league, yet Kobe typically is the most hated personality in the NBA. Plus, I’d also be surprised if anyone in the NBA had more endorsement deal income than Kobe. Bottom Line – I think fans are more keen to spend on a player they respect professionally, not just on the ones they “like” the most. Lebron just needs to reclaim his professional respect by sharpening his skills and showing us how committed he is to being a pro. Fans respect Kobe because he’s generally seen as the most skillful professional basketball on the planet. Kobe is the consummate pro; the best of the best. People buy that – whether they like you or not. Once LBJ averages a triple-double, we’ll all jump back on his bozack. Bet! 🙂