Saturday, July 12, 2014

New York Times Says A Lot by Saying A Little About LeBron


You know the old saying "A picture is worth 1,000 words"? Never has it been more appropriate than the editors of the New York Times put together the front page of their sports section for Saturday's paper.

Rather than the breathless, "OMG!", "Biggest story ever" headlines that other web sites and papers chose for the announcement, they went with the photo on your right.

And never was more said that by the blank page and small mention in the transactions section.

We at OSG Sports...well, OK, me have some of our own opinions on the whole commotion and it appears they jibe with some but not with some others. (mostly the cynics of the world)

Obviously, the story of James going back to Cleveland was a humungous thing to the "Worldwide Leader". They are the network of celebrity and headliners and treated the story as such.

We don't fault them for that, it's what they do.

And Sports Illustrated found themselves with what was perhaps one of the biggest "Scoops" they've ever had.

LeBron's "Letter to Cleveland" as penned by Lee Jenkins is a fascinating read. It describes a man who has moved on from being a teenager trapped in a man's body to becoming an adult who is considered the best basketball player on the planet.

It's contrite, almost apologetic and describes a man who realizes there may be more to life than basketball.

If you haven't read it, you should. Click on the link RIGHT HERE

There are a LOT of cynics and smart-asses on the Internet who don't seem to respect the decision. Somehow they define a person by what they've done in the past and can't seem to move forward from that.

But that's what the Internet often does.

For us, we'll take the man at his word. He has the time and the opportunity to do everything he says he wants to.

If the man wants to secure his legacy and his place among the greatest athletes of all-time, then he needs to show that the words describe the man rather than just be a creation of a smart P.R department.

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