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Posted Friday, July 16, 2010 02:45 PM

LeJudas James: Who are you?

Found this article this morning about LeJudas:

"What’s astonishing to me is that not one person around him had the judgement to see that this move would irreparably damage his basketball reputation. Forget about his clueless buddy managers, this guy is the face of Nike and they let him go out there to tell the world that he’s running away from the true challenge that defines basketball greatness to stack the deck in Miami?
But that’s just the basketball part of it. Competitor that he is, James had to top that by revealing what a terrible human being he really is by sticking a shiv into the backs of a community that did nothing but support him for 7 years. On national t.v.. In a cold and emotionless way. And nobody around him had the foresight to tell him how unprofessional it would be? How terrible it would make him look?
And the funniest part of it all is that that James fella, Mensa guy that he is, probably went home, turned on the t.v. and was shocked at the negative reaction. Shocked.
It was like watching a slow motion car accident where everybody gets hurt. It was also like watching a murder mystery where you discover that the good guy is actually the dude with the knife who’s stabbing everybody. My first thought was wow, this is who this guy really is. My second thought was wow, what kind of bubble must this guy live in to be that out of touch with reality? And then I thought of him like I think of those child stars, trapped in a vortex of fame, no... [More]

Posted Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:15 PM

Don't quit

Don’t Quit!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

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