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LeBron: World Cup final ‘bigger’ than NBA finals
Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 7:56 PM EDT | Stephen Wade

Posted on 07/12/2014 9:33:58 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals.

“This is the highest you can get,” James said Saturday, a day after announcing he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. “This is bigger than the NBA finals in the sense that it’s the world and you have so many countries here.” …

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: lebronjames; soccer; worldcup

1 posted on 07/12/2014 9:33:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

No kidding. Who gives a $#!+ about the NBA...?


2 posted on 07/12/2014 9:39:07 PM PDT by freebilly (How about this-- we stop trying to elect the unelectable)
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To: Olog-hai

Cant imagine how anyone can like soccer, not much of an NBA fan, but really like the fact that he is going back to his (more or less) hometown.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 9:41:48 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Olog-hai

A lot of NBA guys are big soccer fans, Kobe, LeBron, Kevin Garnett. Garnett and Didier Drogba are very good friends. Since basketball and soccer players are international celebrities, and seem to know each other off the court and pitch, there is a lot of mutual respect between them.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 9:59:54 PM PDT by gusty
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To: freebilly
Bingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shut up white handed glove one. Who care what you think? I am one who does not.
5 posted on 07/12/2014 10:03:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Olog-hai

Is this really news? Don’t really care about pro sports and the ilk that sucks up to them.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 10:07:42 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: montanajoe

I am dumbfounded that anyone cares about any of this. (That’s just me)


7 posted on 07/12/2014 10:09:00 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Baynative

Me to..


8 posted on 07/12/2014 10:11:52 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Olog-hai

He’s right, but who gives a flying fiddler’s fart about soccer either?

Soccer, football, the squeak-squeak game, baseball, Who Gives A Rat’s A__?

They’re ALL children’s games, PLAYED by allegedly adult men.

Watching the kids play is far more entertaining, and you don’t have to sell your firstborn’s birthright to watch a game, either.

Professional sports suck. Out loud.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 11:02:13 PM PDT by Don W (To laugh, perhaps to dream...)
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To: Olog-hai

Who?


10 posted on 07/12/2014 11:12:23 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Don W

With a few exceptions, professional sports are the opiates of the ignorants.

For the most part the more rabid a fan is the less he knows or cares about the important issues of the day.


11 posted on 07/13/2014 12:09:09 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Olog-hai
We're talking an event that in its final game that may have a worldwide television audience approaching two billion people if you include mass participation viewing. Given that soccer is the world's most popular spectator sport (nothing else even comes close), that two billion TV audience surprises no one.
12 posted on 07/13/2014 12:37:14 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Olog-hai

But really, who cares about the NBA other than ESPN and ABC? So in that sense he’s right. Also since the World Cup is a quadrennial event, yes it’s bigger.


13 posted on 07/13/2014 2:22:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Don W
Professional sports suck. Out loud.

Professional sports is like professional sex: there's no love involved and it's all about the money.

14 posted on 07/13/2014 2:24:48 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

“Professional sports is like professional sex: there’s no love involved and it’s all about the money.”

The appeal of the World Cup is that it is about national pride; the money is irrelevant.


15 posted on 07/13/2014 3:38:04 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: freebilly

No kidding. Who gives a $#!+ about the NBA...?
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You beat me to it, and I fully agree with you!

Did asshat LeBron previously really believe that the NBA finals were a big deal for viewers other than fans of the two teams and bettors?


16 posted on 07/13/2014 4:12:20 AM PDT by octex
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To: Olog-hai

The NBA is fading because the idiots in charge allowed the black racial bigots to take it over and this move started with his Highness Michael Jordan. I personally don’t care how they think or who they dislike and all that, but I would like to see the phony NBA down to about where it belongs in popularity, next to MSNBC or something.


17 posted on 07/13/2014 4:24:24 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: junta
The new NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, knows that the one and done system of college basketball is not good for the NBA. This is why we may see a two and done rule when the next collective bargaining agreement is signed. Not only will it help college basketball, but it would result in vastly better rookies in the NBA, too.
18 posted on 07/13/2014 5:12:32 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: freebilly
No kidding. Who gives a $#!+ about the NBA...?

Yeah. He's stating the obvious, but since he's on their payroll, he should have kept his mouth shut.

19 posted on 07/13/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: freebilly
Little League World Series is bigger than the NBA playoffs.
20 posted on 07/13/2014 5:17:25 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: freebilly
who gives a "

Me. And I couldn't care less who wins the WC.

21 posted on 07/13/2014 5:37:04 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Don W
"children's games"

Then why haven't I ever seen any children playing in the NFL?

22 posted on 07/13/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: KSCITYBOY
Little League World Series is bigger than the NBA playoffs.

Little League World Series is bigger than the Super Bowl too.

23 posted on 07/13/2014 5:58:00 AM PDT by steelwheels
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To: steelwheels
I can't wait for the LLWS every year. I'd watch re-runs from last year's tournament if they were on right now.


24 posted on 07/13/2014 6:57:05 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: Olog-hai

Poverty is bigger than the NBA finals because it is world-wide. So is prostitution, because it is world-wide.

Kind of a banal statement. But hey, he is an NBA player.


25 posted on 07/13/2014 7:24:43 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Olog-hai

The NBAplayers who will be at the match would have an excellent chance of winning the NBA championship if they were on the same team.


26 posted on 07/13/2014 7:27:45 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: aquila48

LOL...I have to have my post of Ronald Reagan throwing a football pulled...damned Getty images!


28 posted on 07/13/2014 7:33:00 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: driftless2

Me neither, a gay game for gay players and gay fans.


29 posted on 07/13/2014 8:37:28 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: biff
Me neither, a gay game for gay players and gay fans.

You shouldn't be so nasty and mean.

Someone's feelings will be hurt and he will fall down and roll around on the ground and cry.

Then you will get a penalty card and the whole world will think ill of you. For about five seconds.

30 posted on 07/13/2014 8:44:31 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: biff

Funny, that’s what we Brits and Irish think everytime we watch gay rugby, sorry, the NFL.


31 posted on 07/17/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: freebilly

Did he just realize the World Series is not played with anyone but US teams?


32 posted on 07/17/2014 1:25:48 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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