The Basketball Jones never ceases to amaze. Been listening to Skeets & Tas since early 2007. No one better for ball, and i’m proud to say they’re home grown Toronto talent. You most definitely need to check out this video. Amazing.

http://player.vimeo.com/video/16923891

TBJ exclusive: Like A Bosh from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

I’m looking at you LeBron James. That’s right. You!

In the biggest game of your young career you come out with a performance the likes of Vince Carter. I got home from work last night hoping to watch the Cavs destroy the Celtics, I was horrified by what I saw. Normally, it’s the supporting cast that does not show up, this time it was “The King”. It was shocking. A “Cavastrophe” is what the good folks at The Basketball Jones called it.

I’m starting to have doubts about your greatness. Right now I hate you for making me feel this way. Since day one, I have proclaimed you to one day be the greatest player this league has ever seen. That’s right, better than Jordan, Magic, Oscar. Now, I’m having doubts. I admit, your supporting cast, while better than years past, is still not of championship caliber. That’s when great players take guys and make them think and feel they are better than they really are. In turn, they play above their means. That’s what great players do.

How can you expect them to come out and play great if you look disinterested, lethargic, unwilling. Watching the game, I was horrified. Where did the LeBron James I know go? Where was he? Maybe LeBron would rather be on a beach somewhere joking around with Jay-Z.

I have defended LeBron James as the best player in the game. I can no longer say that, not with a performance like last night. Not till you win a championship. That’s what legends do LeBron. They win championships. They take the guys around them and make them believe they are better than they are.

It hurts me to say all this. It’s the truth. You’re writing your legacy LBJ. Do you want the title of this chapter to read “he folded” or would you rather have it read “The mighty King returned.

Being that i’m still a relatively new contributor to the internets, I thought i’d pay homage to some of the places around the web that I enjoy. To the few who truly do entertain me, check out these cats below. I’m serious, go check ’em out. NOW. I’ll wait… 

 

Internets

 

Starting in Left Field – Pretending to Listen…: The thoughts and views on life from an up and coming East Indian actress from Toronto. She’s intelligent and insightful, and when she makes it big, you’ll remember where she came from.

Starting in Center Field – Illseed: Truly some of the weirder things that happen in everday life can be found here for everyone to view.

Starting in Right Field – Ta-Nehisi Coates: Truly one of the most insightful minds I’ve read. Everything from Hip Hop to Politics, this man is worth read without question.

At Third Base – On The Fence Sports: A great blog about a wide variety of sports with great insight and a personal connection.

At Shortstop – Bill Simmons: Possibly the greatest sports writer there is. I’m serious. A must read for any sports fan.

At Second Base – Ball Don’t Lie: A great basketball blog with multiple authors, most notably J.E. Skeets who is one half of Toronto’s own Basketball Jones podcast, which is incredibly entertaining. If you eat, sleep, breathe the NBA, you need to check this out.

At First Base – Raptor Blog: The best blog about our horrible Toronto Raptors out there. It’s a great read, with great opinions and theories about all things Raptors.

At Catcher – Otherground HipHop: A blog about HipHop by heads for the heads. Any Hip Hop fan should have this blog on their top ten list. 

At Pitcher – Sports And The City: The Roy Halladay of my blogosphere. Consistently a great read night in and night out. An incredible read for all suffering Toronto sports fans.