Back in July, LeBron James had two new things: a new team, and a new social network account. After his "Decision," LeBron James started up a Twitter account to help reach towards his fans. However, he was also received with haters.
James, who currently has 9,000 followers, re-tweeted messages of comments received from the haters. James posted three tweets that were written very negative about him. All of them really had to do with racism to the young superstar.
"I just want you guys to see it also," James said after the Heat's practice Wednesday afternoon. "To see what type of words that are said toward me and towards us as professional athletes. Everybody thinks it is a bed of roses and it's not."
James received this comment:
a big nosed big lipped bug eyed. Ur greedy, u try to hide ur ghettoness.
Obviously, this was a negative, racial slur. Other tweets involved saying that James was a fruad, bitch, and that he should stick his head under a moving car.
Last month in an interview with CNN, James said racism did have a part in his "Decision." Many didn't believe him, including me, to be honest. However, James told the truth. James, I apologize. I trust you. I have never been a hater to you, ever.
But James proved everyone wrong. Now for the people who were mad over him in Cleveland, are they going to back up those comments? If they do, it shows how filthy their fans are, truly. James showed everyone.
Is anyone going to stand up and defend those comments? I like to see the racist bastard that can do that. Not even the Cavs' staff could probably defend those comments. Cleveland fans can't defend those comments. Only racists. And racism is a huge problem in our world.
James showed a how big of a problem it truly was.
There have been other racist comments, especially on Twitter. Another one came to Miami Hurricanes' quarterback, Jacory Harris. It was said that the commenter said the only reason Miami lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes was because the Hurricanes had a black quarterback.
I'm telling you, it's crazy. There are some dumb, ignorant people out there. James proved that, and I give him much respect for that, This makes me want to root for him even more.
"You're always going to have people who love you and who hate you," James said. "I have enough motivation but I can always use a little more."
Anthony Shrugs Off Trade Talks
According to Chris Sheridan of ESPN, the New York Knicks have been making significant progress to pursue Denver Nuggets' small forward, Carmelo Anthony. Anthony said he isn't affected at all by the recent trade rumors.
"I'm still able to wake up in the morning, smile, come here, laugh and joke with my teammates, play basketball and compete," Anthony said. "That stuff doesn't bother me."
The Knicks look to offer a three-year $65 million contract and they look to trade Eddy Curry, Anthony Randolph, and a first-round draft pick for him. Danilo Gallanari and a third team could be involved into the trade.
"I'm too focused in on this season right now to let rumors or anything like that come in and take over," Anthony said. "I'm focusing on playing basketball and doing what's right for the team."
Spurs Pick Up Option on George Hill
According to the Associated Press, the San Antonio Spurs picked up their option on point guard George Hill to last him for next season. The IUPUI standout had 12.4 points and 3.6 assists last season for the Spurs.
Hill really helps out the backcourt of San Antonio, which also includes Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.
- "Sources say numerous teams have inquired about [Anderson] Varejao, but the Cavs won't even entertain such talks unless they're getting a superstar in return," Ken Berger said of CBS Sports. According to ESPN, Varejao could be involved in a trade that is progressing with the Knicks and Nuggets. Maybe in fact it could be a three-team trade with the Knicks, Cavs, and Nuggets!
- Knicks, Nets are increasing in talks to get Carmelo Anthony. "Carmelo definitely, 100 percent wants to be a Knick," a source tells the New York Post.
- The Heat waived Shavlik Randolph and Kenny Hasbrouck today. This brings their roster down to 16. One of these three players could be cut next to trim the roster to the league-limit of 16: Patrick Beverely, Jamaal Magloire, and Da'Sean Butler.
- Suns could sign Erick Dampier. "We are continuing to explore ways to improve our roster," Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby told The Arizona Republic.
- Jason Richardson could get a new contract with the Suns. "We've had a number of preliminary discussions regarding Jason," agent Dan Fegan told The Arizona Republic. "We expect to resume talks to determine a direction in the near future."
- Glen "Big Baby" Davis is not worried that this his the final year of his contract with the Boston Celtics. "Yeah, it motivates me, just as a player," Davis told The Boston Globe. "I can't dwell on it, because if it worries you, it stops you from the task at hand. So I'm just focused on trying to get back to the championship, trying to win a championship and help my team."
- DeJaun Blair will be the starter at power forward with the Spurs.. Blair will be with Tum Duncan, Richard Jefferson, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili. "Starting in the NBA is a big thing for anybody who's in the NBA," Blair told the San Antonio Express-News. "Getting minutes is another big thing, and being smart. He's giving me the opportunity, and I'm going to take full advantage of it and try to be the best I can be.