Hymn to LeBron James

Written by Sabine Demosthenes

After a little summer break, listening to this 70’s hit Summer Breeze, I’m ready to tackle the remainder of the summer!

I wasn’t really on a break, as Ross told Rachel on a Friends episode, since I have been working with The NorthSide team. We’ve been filming our kick-butt (I’m must be careful with my language!) YouTube talk show with the magnificent Educated Fool, Donnie D! Let’s say we’ve been having some serious fun.

Montreal was, again, the city to be in for summer. Osheaga, the Just for Laugh Festival, the International Jazz Festival, the African Nights Festival, the FrancoFolies and a lot of cool concerts were part of our summer “repertoire”.

Let’s get back to business shall we…

The last few weeks have been interesting. LeBron James is not only the crowned king of Los Angeles, but he is also the People’s King.

Why?

You may have heard or read that this fine gentleman created a very promising school. Some people were not very happy, or probably jealous (hint: 45), and lashed out with their stupidity on Twitter. LeBron James is clearly not intimidated by this kind of bullying. He is still focusing on the positivity surrounding him (a legion of people all around the world are admiring his good heart and his talent).

To King James, we promise to follow you.

Before I forget, a quick shoutout to Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim – the First Couple of ESPN!

They got married two weeks ago. When I learned this beautiful news, I did a little happy dance, like Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (The Tom Jones one) in our VR during our camping trip. Guys, if you are sports and pop culture fans, check out their shows and podcasts on ESPN! You won’t regret it at all.

I will end this editorial with one question mark:

I wonder if Kobe Bryant is asking himself why he didn’t think of being more of a philanthropist instead of focusing on who is the greatest basketball player of all-time?

I’m just saying…

http://www.lebronjames.com

Jalen and Jacoby Show on ESPN

Molly Qerim Instagram

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The magic is still around

As I was chilling last night and I was catching up with my ESPN podcasts and my sports news moment of the day, I nearly fall over my bed with my computer when I heard Magic Johnson is back to his home!

But not as an adviser for the team or the coach. He came back as father superior meaning in my Chronicle language as the big boss of the Lakers. He keep surprising us this Mister Johnson.

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Holy macaroni! That what I said with a big smile.

I never been a big Lakers fan especially in the Kobe Bryant era. Yes, I have big issues with Mr. Bryant. Never been a fan but I do respect that he is one of the greatest. See I can be nice and polite.

But Magic, my oh my, I’m a 80’s kid growing up with a big brother with my brothers best friends (Chabot park kids for life) that they know who you are were avid basketball fan. I do remember the numerous debate between Pascal, Roots, Alain, Steph, Jean-Marc about who’s the greatest basketball player of all time. And our favorite baseball player Pat was probably saying oh boy again guys. Rick and me listening our big brothers debating with fire in their eyes. Wow.

The Bird and The Magic rivalry was a real soap opera . Until now, we are still talking about, we are still reminiscing about it and we are still in awe about those two giants.

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I won’t talk about Magic tweets and the fact that some journalists are questioning if Magic is the right guy to run this team. But I will say that I think it is and we must give him a chance. All we are saying is give Magic a chance. And I’m singing in my best John Lennon voice.

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It seem I am not the only one having this opinion. Rob Tornoe of Forbes magazine is basically saying the same thing.

Magic Johnson article on Forbes

Magic want to fix the Lakers. That is his main goal. And like every big leader, people will like for your decision and people will hate for your decision.

Earvin Magic Johnson.

But you have to accept it and still going forward. I have no doubt about Magic strength of character and yes, he will make mistakes but he is the best guy for this team.

The Magic is still around.

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Peace