Thursday, July 08, 2010

For Good Measure

First off, I need to get my thoughts out on the whole LeBron situation even though most probably don't care or are done with it.  First, why did he feel the need to be on TV to announce it?  Well, here is what I said to someone on Facebook about it.  Every NBA fan wanted to know where he would go as he is the best of second best player in the league and could choose wherever he wanted to go.  People were on pins and needles.  He decided to have charity benefit a little from it and got ESPN to donate all ad revenue from the show to charity.  So.....he could simply announce it on Twitter, or by phone call, or email or something private like that and make NO money for charity or he could do the TV special, announce what people want to know anyways, and help make money for charity in the process and add a little good to the whole ridiculous situation.  Sounds like a no brainer to me. 

And what about the fact that he is now leaving Cleveland, the town where he played and also grew up?  Is he a traitor?  NO.  Absolutely not.  Sports are about first and foremost, WINNING.  He didn't feel his best chance of winning was in Cleveland.  He wanted to win, pure and simple.  So, that left his decision up to Chicago or Miami.  And he chose Miami.  Why?  Two of his best friends, Wade and Bosh were going to play there too.  And in case you haven't played sports before, it is FUN to play with your friends.  He could have gotten more money had he chosen to stay in Cleveland or perhaps chosen a city like New York.  But he chose friends and winning over money.  I don't think there is anything wrong with that when it comes to sports.  The whole thing was crazy, but LeBron, I commend you. 

With that out of the way, I did my first themed picture project today.  I chose to do the theme of "measurement" since there are so many picture opportunities in the house.  It was a ton of fun!  Here are two of the sixteen I took.



Check out the whole set here!  


Mom said... your spa in need of a little less PH? That was always so fun testing when we had our pool. Oh..back to pictures. Saw the set and loved the theme. It is amazing how many measurement items you have in the house.

On Lebron - I didn't really care about where he went but I agree that if there is going to be curiosity and "everyone" wants to know, then that was a great way to do it. Good for him. And yes...just having fun playing with friends, and enjoying the sunshine of Miami is not a bad thing.

Good post son!

Miss Sassy Pants said...

Those pictures are FUCKING AWESOME!!! I LOVED it!!! It makes me miss your picture of the day sooooo much... I'm glad you had fun doing it - maybe there will be more soon?!?!

laura b. said...

Great theme and great pictures!

I am not a sports person, so some of the really, really um, strong comments I saw about James seemed pretty over the top. I guess people just really get into their teams. I agree, though, that the way he did it was great for his charities.

Churlita said...

I thought it was odd how emotional some people were over this. I like sports and all, but it's a game. That's all.

nani said...

I was so surprised at all the attention this was getting yesterday. Frankly, I didn't really care where he was going. He wasn't coming here. That would have been something. But, that aside, I am glad he made some money for charity. I didn't know that. That's how little I cared about the whole thing.
I love your pictures and want to see more and more often. Hugs, Nani

Jose said...

Thanks for reminding me why I hate professional sports. OK which tool can I use to measure how much I hate professional sports? What? You didn't post one. :(

Mom said...

Jose, you can always use your fingers. Squeeze them together and say "that's how much I care"