In the era when athletes and their BFF sports commentators promote every single shot, assist and human movement as the greatest feats the sport and world have ever seen, it seems
fitting essential to travel back in time to the ’90s for a reality check.
The year was 1999, the sponsor was this small upstart called Nike, the advertising agency was Wieden+Kennedy and the player was Michael Jordan. Yes, arguably the greatest basketball player ever.
For a star athlete to look at basketball, sports and life that way would be quite the leap these days.
Happy Throwback Thursday.
From Lake Erie to the Lakers of Los Angeles.
With LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time–now to the LA Lakers for a small pile of gold coins worth $153.3 million over four years–that means a few things:
Cleveland fans are bummed yet again, LA Lakers fans are ecstatic and Keenan Thompson of SNL will keep making lots of ‘Weekend Update’ appearances as LaVar Ball with Lonzo Ball set to be a teammate of Mr. James.
Are you sure you made the right decision, LeBron? Have fun listening to the obnoxiously real and less funny LaVar Ball (not the hilarious Keenan Thompson featured below)…
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
It’s time to turn on the “weekend swagger.”
Do people still say the word “swagger” out loud?
The short answer is no. The longer answer features many sources for this term’s cultural collapse, most recently damaged by a middle-aged father in Los Angeles who has the promotional ego of Mt. Everest and the ROI of, well, his mediocre NBA son Lonzo Ball. It would be too easy (and obnoxious) to listen to the nonsensical, yet very real rants of patriarch LaVar Ball. Instead, watching the hilarious character actor Kenan Thompson of SNL do an impression of the aforementioned father is the perfect comedic escape.
If the Ball family has taught us anything, it’s best to check ourselves before we
shoplift in China wreck ourselves.
It has been way, way too long since Jamie Foxx has been in the news.
Luckily, Mr. Foxx not only makes an appearance in today’s blog post, but also proves why he is, as Jay Leno puts it, entertainment’s “Renaissance Man.” And, in the process, consoles an entire city draped in sadness with a brand new lyrical bedtime story.
Cleveland, OH tourism: If you’re watching and reading this, get Jamie Foxx’s agents on the phone ASAP.
Plus, call LeBron James as well.
The excitement when speaking about popular destinations in and around Cleveland, OH by LeBron James is the best pitch for a city I’ve seen in a long, long time.