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LeBron James grows tiresome

LeBron James is now officially working my last nerve. First, there was all that hype leading up to the basketball phenom's decision to bolt Cleveland for Miami. And the only redeeming value of the hour-long informercial announcing his decision was the purple gingham shirt James wore. Now comes this new Nike ad featuring the 26-year-old.

James asks incessantly during the 90-second woe-is-me commercial, "What should I do?" Here's my response: shut up and play! You're making $14 million a year. Sympathy is in short supply.

By Jonathan Capehart  | October 26, 2010; 3:48 PM ET
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Swoosh! You don't mess with the corporate behemoth nikebaskeball Mr. Capehart. Their legal team will be in touch with you shortly.

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Posted by: dfhjadfjsdf | October 26, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

I agree with you wholeheartedly!

Posted by: zzishate@yahoo.com | October 27, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

talk about beleiving your own hype..the over the top announcement which was ridiculous to begin with now..the self agrandizing Nike commercial I couldn't agree more..shut up and play..lost to the Celtics last night..

Posted by: chuckiboo | October 27, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: jjchambless | October 27, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

So James changed teams and still can not beat the old guys at Boston HA HA !!! Boston plays Cleveland tonight lets see if the Cleveland fans give Boston a round of applause

Posted by: freedon | October 27, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Lebron has to be the most thin-skinned, high-profile athlete that I have ever seen. Commercials like this one which seek to make a statement should be reserved for those who have actually won a championship.

Posted by: Fitz157 | October 27, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Noticed the gingham shirt too.
Good call.

Posted by: ablum1 | October 27, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Speaking as one from the Cleveland area, the problem with Lebron's leaving was that it was so obvious he was not going because he wanted to make more money, but because he didn't want to play in Cleveland. The Decision infomercial was viewed in this troubled city like someone who knocked down a disabled person and then stole his cane.

Posted by: ebroadwe | October 28, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

You call yourself a black man and you can't tolerate a small mistake. I think you ought to give more credit to ESPN.

Posted by: rudysr03 | October 28, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

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