July 11, 2014, - 7:37 pm

HAMAS Did . . . BREAKING LeBron James URGENT News!

By Debbie Schlussel

I know I’m not the only one who is sick and tired of the ridiculous LeBron James hype.



Today, when I was at the gym, I noted that FOX News, MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Show, CNN, and Headline News started off with the most important news event facing America: NBA gazillionaire and proud high school gradoooit (at least I think he grajitated) LeBron James decided to return “home” to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Predictably, ESPN was also giving the story the full press with several analysts (one of whom looks exactly like actor Jonah Hill) “analyzing” this very simple and highly unimportant story.

But it reminded me that, despite those on the right who insist otherwise, FOX News a/k/a PAWNN (the Prince Al-Waleed News Network) and the other three more liberal cable news networks are more alike than not and united in their liberal agendas to lend importance to this figment of hip hop NBA culture. They are all far more interested in pop culture than anything and FOX News–just like the others–is part of the problem. If you believe FOX News is different than the others, you are simply a lumpenconservatariat lesser-than who is easily suckered and sated by the faux-conservative bread-and-circuses act Rupert Murdoch’s and Prince Al-Waleed’s minions have served up for you while they laugh very hard at you all the way to the bank.

I really couldn’t care less for which billionaire NBA owner multi-millionaire LeBron has decided to work. I only care that in this world of gazillionaires, you–who are most likely not of this group–are paying for the office building and corporate welfare tax breaks. And that in a different bread-and-circuses arena, multi-millions of working stiff taxpayers seem to have no problem subsidizing this greed and overvalued “contribution” to a guy whose only contribution to the world is kids born out of wedlock.

James declared his decision in an “essay” in Sports Illustrated. Does anyone really believe this hyperbolically-hyped, overpaid refugee of America’s killing fields whose only skill is making baskets actually wrote the essay?

If ya do, I’ve got some land in East (or South) Cleveland to sell you. Or the same land in Riyadh that Prince Al-Waleed has already sold you. The words “essay” and “LeBron James” go together like the words “humility” and “Gwyneth Paltrow.” And, yet, my merely raising this question resulted in some schmuck on Twitter unfollowing me (follow me on Twitter).

Exit question: how many Dan Gilbert publicists does it take to ghost-write a LeBron James essay?

No punchline. The joke’s on you. But try the veal, anyway.

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33 Responses

Just another stupid and overpaid athlete.

chuck on July 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Debbie…not interested in the land but if have 2 center court Cavs season tix youre looking to move…I’ll take em

HK on July 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I’ll never forget during a prior 4th of July, Fox, instead of celebrating the 4th, and our traditions, had wall-to-wall coverage of Casey Anthony.

And the Wall Street Journal has really deteriorated in recent years. More and more of its ‘news’ stories are just mindless or feelgood gossip.

Little Al on July 11, 2014 at 9:18 pm

A story I couldn’t care less about one way or the other and you just gave his name a go in the search engines yourself.

Laura S. on July 12, 2014 at 12:06 am

ROTFLMAO!!! at the one about Gwyneth Paltrow and humility. Debbie, I’m not going to tell you that you’re in the wrong business, because you’re not, but you’ve got a great sense of humor, and a talent for comedy writing. Stand up comedy awaits you, or perhaps comedy writing, if you ever feel like it.

SO, the Human Growth Hormone infused power forward (HEY, WHO SAID THAT ABOUT HGH, CAN YOU BACK THAT UP, BUDDY, HUH, HUH???) is headed back to . . .

The Mistake By The Lake. YAWNN. Which is why I no longer watch PAWNN, because it’s a YAWNN, not that it has anything to do with this article about LeBRAWNN. LOL!!!

Thanks for doing what you do, and being who you are, Debbie. Keep up the great work.

Little Al, go down to the nearest corner and look LEFT. You’ll see the staff of the Wall Street Journal headed that way, running fast.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on July 12, 2014 at 12:12 am

Or as our ally in the Middle East, Israel, is being pummeled by the muslim horde, Faux news features a photop of our “Prezd’nt” attentively gazing at LeBron’s muscular physique(and are those lens-less glasses he’s wearing to make him look studious?)like a lovesick teenage girl. Ya, headline news, alright.

DS_ROCKS! on July 12, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Yeah, don’tcha love it when he puts those glasses on? LeProfesseur. LOL!!!

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on July 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Flip the channel

whoneedsenemies on July 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

it’s all about the bananas baby

whoneedsenemies on July 12, 2014 at 8:54 am

Did Obama write “Dreams From My Father?” Bill Ayers did.

Concerned Citizen on July 12, 2014 at 9:06 am

Actually this country would be a lot better off if people stopped giving a damn about ANY form of “sports,” populated by the dumbest, most brutal, criminal, otherwise talentless and clueless slugs alive.

Ed on July 12, 2014 at 9:16 am

Debbie, there’s no doubt that America is intentionally being dumbed down via pop culture. We are inundated with low-value information, and we have media outlets that spotlight and praise people whose only real contribution to society is having a spotlight on them.

Americans live vicariously through celebrities more and more because Americans have really been getting less and less. The moron who unfollowed you probably would have sung your praises and retweeted you had you decided to use broken English and ebonics and written a glowing review of his favorite ath-u-lete. You see, ignoring incompetence, stupidity, lies and deception and glorifying dumb-as-dirt celebrities is now as American as apple pie. Making a comment about the likelihood of an essay being written by a player, in a league where the average player is lucky to be able to read and write at an 8th-grade level, is bad. It’s embarrassingly very true, but just bad. Dat America, right there.

My question to you is who is really doing anything about it? Just about everything and everyone involved in media, entertainment, and now even learning institutions is geared toward keeping the populace as ignorant as possible so that they will buy whatever crap the entertainment world is selling, without asking questions or asking themselves how they and their family and community benefit from this “entertainment.” Where are the poets, philosophers and architects? I know where I can get tickets to see mindless fan(anatic)s idolize brainless celebrities; I just can’t seem to find many tickets to go watch the smart people.

Celestial Time on July 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

Debbie I like to read your thoughts but on this one I am the opposite. Sure he makes a lot so do a lot others sports, government,etc. This has to do with personal likes and dislikes. Your views are not always mine and my views would not be yours but in the final analysis We must agree that God’s way will come in all our situations.

wilmar on July 12, 2014 at 10:08 am

And this is exactly why the muslim savages, with their brother in the White House, will NOT attack us. They don’t have to. All they have to do is sit back and let the brain damaged, AmeriKKan populace look elsewhere to their entertainment, while the country is taken over in a silent coup by the dictator in the White House and his muslim allies. “Oh, c’mon, Trigeek! America is too big to fail! That could neeeeeeverrrrrrr happen here!……………..Oh, look!!!! E! is running a Good Wife marathon today!!!!”.

Trigeek on July 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I got up this morning and did my usual channel scan for news and EVERY one of them had this nonstory as some kind of top news item. WTF is that about?! Who gives a rat’s @ss about some freaking thug named Leeeebron? This sick nation deserves the wrath of the Almighty. That, or an apology is owed to Sodom and Gomorrah.

Teddy on July 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

“National Babymama’s Association” “National Felon’s League,” “Massive Legal Bills,” all of the 3 major leagues are highly annoying and not worth watching. Interestingly, the most dangerous game has the best behaved players at the Major League level, but even they aren’t worth much—the NHL.

I am amazed at what short shrift is being given to the Palestinian terrorists’ evil.

Occam's Tool on July 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I could car less about this guy and the other thugs in sports uniforms. I did notice that the sports toadie, @Josh_PGE, on answering your Twitter question got his panties in a bunch. Just goes to show that in the U.S. many people especially the younger generation, under 30, really got their priorities straight.

Mario on July 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm

what the F——–
is being talked about
when the country is foundering
in debt that is multiplying and
can never be rationally resolved

when the nation is under invasion
that is in no way being addressed

when the suggestion that we must
gratuitously take care of them
instead of our own military or
our own credentialed poor

this is the destruction of america
as orchestrated by
the man who hates america
the man who hates the west
the man who promotes communism
the man who stands with his muslim brothers
the man who will destroy the constitution
the man who is not an american
the man who wasn’t born here
the man who represents the democratic party
which is the party of liars

that man is the 12th imam
hosanna o’bama

lord god prefect of the univrse

prestigio on July 12, 2014 at 10:33 pm

I was going to comment, but I am so sick and tired of this story (and all the ancillary stories: Where will Bosh go? What about Wade? What does this mean for the #11 man on the Timberwolves?) that I’ll just pass . . .

gmartinz on July 12, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
Confucians living with Baha’is = No Problem
Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
Confucians living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus Living with Jews = No Problem
Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
Muslims living with Christians = Problem
Muslims living with Jews = Problem
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
Muslims living with Muslims = Big problem

Multitudes of megalomaniacal, megamoronic Muslims means madness, morbidity, mendaciousness, morosity, much misery, monotonous mayhem, major mindless mutilations, menacing militarism, manifold malevolency, massive macabre malignancies, myriad monstrosities, and mass murders; for it is the Muslim mantra, method, means, modality, and mortifying Muhammadian modus-operandi. More Muslims, m’amigos?

Percy Dovetonsils on July 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Remember white man Steven Utash who was lynched by black savage mob? No national reporters but those savages get light sentences and no hate crime enhancements.


bed bug on July 13, 2014 at 12:20 am

    @bed bug

    Figures. But, no surprise there. No one but whites can be guilty of a hate crime. (Maybe only if a black beats up a white gay guy? hmmmm.. conundrum to be sure)

    Laura S. on July 13, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Illiterate ‘urban’ thugs in baggy shorts are of no interest to me

Jack on July 13, 2014 at 10:28 am

Don’t care about this now. Didn’t care about it back in 2010.

Ken b on July 13, 2014 at 11:42 am

Prime example why I removed myself from this once fun blog. Its been hijacked by bigots and pointless whiners. Lebron is a thug because why? Oh his permanent tan? The man entered the nba @ 18,became extremely rich and handled it better than your white trust fund babies and child stars who can’t take the pressure and destroy themselves. The man is married and is raising his family just fine. Actively has youth camps and devotes endless amount of time to high risk inner city kids. What trouble has the man been in. A thug? No you bigots on here label him that because he is black. You hate him because he is worth a quarter bill and not 30 yrs old yet. You bigots don’t know a thing about the man yet he’s labeled a thug.

The other thing that makes this article a silly whiney gripe is that people use. others to make public announcements all the time. Stars use publicists and lawyers constantly to address the public. What is the big deal here? Its not, you all just want to bitch about something. He had help with his public statement who cares, the man isn’t a dunce, he speaks fine, he doesn’t mumble,/his grammar is ok and he doesn’t use slang in inappropriate places (interviews)

@ Percy. I enjoyed your display of alliteration. Nicely done and quite witty. Most commentors don’t use their brain one bit on this blog. Kudos, accolades and mad props to you.


Big D on July 14, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Big Dumb Dinky, my only regret is that Debbie hasn’t banned you for being an annoying troll. And no, I didn’t bother to read your crap.

    skzion on July 14, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Ahhhhh, c’mon BigD, don’t do that. Debbie’s article is far more about the media circus SURROUNDING LeBron James than the man himself. It’s one thing for publicists, agents, etc., to put out their announcements about their charges, but for the media to make these stories out to be top headlines, screaming for days about the importance of such mundane decisions, is a sad commentary on whats important to Americans, no?

    Don’t subtract yourself from the equation here. You’re an addition, and you shouldn’t leave. How do expect to “Fight The Power” if you subtract your valuable input?

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on July 14, 2014 at 10:15 am

      “Nicely done and quite witty. Most commentors don’t use their brain one bit on this blog.”

      -Big Dumb Dinky

      I’m not sure what Alfredo or HK see in this guy. He actually thinks . . . that he thinks! How preposterous!

      skzion on July 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm

        @SK….you continuously school BigD… arent you going to miss that, SK ?

        HK on July 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    So, Bid D, your brilliant nugget of logic and reason is that it’s time to bail when “fun” stops being synonymous with visiting a blog that is geared toward commenting on and documenting the slow slide of society into the abyss? Yep, this rationale is a big part of the reason why a once educated and somewhat sane society has turned into a giant pile of ignorance, ineptitude and selfishness. Idiots idolizing and lionizing even bigger idiots. There really needs to be a deep cleansing of this filth. It needs to be done posthaste.

    Celestial Time on July 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm

@BigD….hey BigD, stick around, balance is good

HK on July 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Hey, BigD.


I wuz t’inkin’ of uh few udda t’ings ya might wanna keep in mind.

You managed clubs. You are bold enough, at least here, and probably in person as well, to put forth the concept of an organization like B.U.A.N., with the ideas you have stated. I believe it, because you sound genuine. I’ve always been able to pick out people who weren’t genuine on the internet, although it’s possible to fool people. There are really good actors out there, on the net, and the real world.

But you are obviously a man who isn’t afraid to stick his head in the middle of controversy. You sound like you’re a bit surrounded by it yourself, in your personal life, from things you’ve said.

SO, . . .

in that case, why leave? There’s no web site where you’re going to find smoothness year after year. There’s no web site where you’re going to like everybody. And as for how people speak to you, there’s no web site where people are going to be left alone forever. You WILL be attacked, in one way or another, sooner or later. Almost everybody is, especially the genuine people, who put their true thoughts and feelings out there.

Being a club manager, or the leader of a movement proffering a radical concept, will get you attacked as well. It will put you in the middle of people and things that will make you wish you never got involved.

SO, AGAIN, . . .

let me sidestep a bit to some of these Law and Order type shows, or any cop show. You see a woman who charged someone with rape, and there she is on the witness stand. And she really WAS raped. But what does the defense attorney do? Mrs. Kensington, you SAY the intruder came in to your bedroom and, blah, blah, blah. Later in the cross-examination, SO, MRS. KENSINGTON, THEREFORE, FROM WHAT YOU’VE TOLD THIS COURT, THE SEX WAS REALLY CONSENSUAL, WASN’T IT?

And so on. Can you imagine being raped and having to go through that kind of badgering in public? And there is such a thing as badgering the witness, but even if the judge censures the attorney, too late, it’s already been said.

SO, . . .

if you’re bold enough to be the LEADER of something like B.U.A.N., and stick your neck out like that, . . .

you’re bold enough to stay here. You think I like everybody here? You think I like everything that’s said? You think I approve of everything? I’ve said openly I don’t agree with EVERYTHING that Debbie says either, or her approach to everything.

BUT, . . .

not good to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Come back. And who knows, in a couple years, it might be smoother around here again. Or not.

Placards up!!! Okay, chanting on 3, 1 – 2 – 3, . . .




Alfredo from Puerto Rico on July 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

BigD was a fabrication, a fictional character, as was BUAN, as real as a twinkie….alas, we’ve been fooled again

HK on July 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm

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