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Definition of a Sore Loser

Chuck - Red's Army June 1, 2009 Uncategorized 16 Comments

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Here's what LeBron James had to say about abruptly leaving the court following the Game 6 loss to Orlando:

"It's hard for me to congratulate somebody after you just lose to
them," he said. "I'm a winner. It's not being a poor sport or anything
like that. If somebody beats you up, you're not going to congratulate
them. That doesn't make sense to me. I'm a competitor. That's what I
do. It doesn't make sense for me to go over and shake somebody's hand."

You're wrong LeBron. What you did is the textbook definition of a poor sport. I wanted to give you a in-the-heat-of-the-moment-I-made-a-poor-choice pass, but your explanation clearly states that wasn't the case. If you are such a "competitor" why are you joking around with players before and during games?

And before you call yourself a "winner," you might want to have a championship ring or two.

Our favorite Fox Sports writer (and assumed nudist) Charley Rosen has a great column on the Cavs collapse. Here's a snippet:

Clearly, the Cavs believed all of the hype that surrounded them
throughout the regular season. As a result, they became unbearably
arrogant — as demonstrated by their unseemly bench celebrations over
dunks, shot blocks and blowouts. While the media praised these antics
as proof of the team's "togetherness," the players were actually
showing their disdain for their opponents and proving that they didn't
really understand what a difficult and serious task lay ahead of them.

At least the Celtics waited until they won a title before becoming unbearably arrogant.

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  • Lakerhater

    What an *sshole, my disdain for this primadonna continues to be justified. All the talent in the world but no class what so ever. I’m glad he pouted, I just wished it would have been the C’s that did it to him.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    And I didn’t even get into the whole “I’m not sure where I’m going to play” answer he gave when asked about his contract status. How much longer is he going to dick around his fans? And I’m sure they loved the NY Yankees hat he wore during this interview.

  • Lakerhater

    He must be trying to upstage Kobe for the selfish athelete of the year award. Wherever he ends up they’ll overpay and not be able to afford the talent to surround him. I hope he ends up in Sacramento.

  • FSantos33

    Lebron overdosed on his own King James Juice. It was a classless act after the lose and to say some stupid shit the day after makes him look like a bigger Douche. And Yankees hat.. wow. To his defense he is only 24 years old and people make mistakes, he’ll grow out of it. Cleveland Fans brace yourselves because I think he is a goner in 2010.

  • Uncle Leo

    Great picture. But this really was embarrassing for him when you think about it. This series just proved even if he plays at the highest level possible he can’t win a championship without a big man.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5d11970c Tim (FD)

    To be fair…. Paul Pierce just walked off the floor without congratulating the opponent after both the Magic and the Bulls series. I remember hearing people complain about that.

  • Hrvoje

    http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/2/9/2314245/shamrock-2.ico
    here is a nice shamrock bookmark icon if redsarmy admins want to replace it, because the current one is pretty ugly

  • Matty S.

    This is true sir, and I will not condone the whole walking off the court thing in ANY way. I can’t stand that. But what makes it worse for Lebron is that he is pretty much the spokesperson for the LEAGUE. What kind of example is he setting? It’s not a good one that is for sure.
    And for all those people saying he is only 24, and that he did this because he is not mature enough yet? Give me a BREAK. The dude has been playing and competing his WHOLE life. He has been in the NBA since he was 18. If he hasn’t gotten the idea of sportsmanship and being a professional by now then he NEVER will. And I bet we will see plenty more of Lebron walking off the court like a bitch in the future.
    Also, does anyone remember the last time Lebron did this? It was against the Magic this season in a blowout. Pretty ironic huh?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    It’s ugly? But it’s the Celtics logo. Does everyone else hate it too?

  • FSantos33

    I remembered after the Spurs swept the Cavs in the Finals Lebron went in front of the Spurs locker room and congratulated Tim Duncan for a great series. Duncan joked with Lebron saying “Thanks for letting me have this one, you have plenty of opportunity to get your first”. Does anyone remember this? Having said that I am not sure why Lebron is acting like a Douche now.

  • FSantos33

    It’s really plain with no style. I don’t like it.

  • FSantos33

    It’s really plain with no style. I don’t like it.

  • FSantos33

    It’s really plain with no style. I don’t like it.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570560e32970b Matty S.

    My guess would be that at this point he is super frustrated that he got
    absolutely WHUPPED in the finals and still has a team of only mediocre
    players who just cant contribute enough to get him closer to that first
    trophy. But still there is no excuse.

  • Danno

    Get the papers… the papers…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Lebron James is a winner, I know he hasnt won a title yet, but he did just lead team USA to gold.
    and also, the big 3 were all over 30 and ringless, and considered themselves winners (and they were) I even once saw in interview with KG saying he knew he was a winner, when he had yet to win a championship. Lebron james IS a winner, there arent many people in the NBA who want to win, and play hard every single night thru the course of the season like him.
    As far as being a poor sport, eh If he was in celtics green we would all be doing all we could to defend him , afterall as noted above, pierce never did the whole hand shake routine with the bulls or the magic this season, KG has had his moments of being a poor sport, as have a laundry list of great players.
    Did Larry bird man hug his opponents after victory or defeat? doubt it. Jordan? doubt it.
    Now I understand why this irks some people, people who are looking for anything possible to get at lebron, but hell, the guy was furious, a little stunned and wasnt in any mood to go pound dwights chest, and I cant say I blame him to be honest