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Anti-LeBron James tweets led Heat to ban writer

Posted on: November 17, 2010 12:44 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:49 pm
The NBA league office says writer Scott Raab was banned by the Miami Heat for attacking LeBron James in a series of posts on Twitter. Posted by Ben Golliver Yesterday, we noted a blog post by Cleveland-based Esquire writer Scott Raab, who is writing a book about LeBron James' decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat and writing a blog about James for the magazine's website.  Raab wrote that he had been informed by Heat officials that he was "no longer welcome" at American Airlines Arena and that he "will not be credentialed" for Heat games. Raab said that the news came as a surprise and that he believed the decision was in response to this blog post, where he used some adult language to describe James. Tim Frank, the NBA's Senior Vice President of Basketball Communications, confirmed on Wednesday that the Heat will no longer be credentialing Raab, but told that the decision to exclude him was not due to Raab's post about James, but rather a series of posts on Twitter aimed at James on Sunday. "There's an expectation of professionalism on both sides and his tweets fell short of that expectation," Frank said. Raab's tweets, which include heavy doses of profanity, can be found here and here. Raab writes, "Go [expletive] yourself, you gutless punk." Later, he continues, "Look in the mirror, [expletive]. You're a [expletive] loser and always will be."  The tweets appear to have been prompted by tweets on James's account concerning a football game between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. Frank said that credentialing matters are handled on a team-by-team basis and that Raab has only been banned by the Heat, leaving open the possibility that Raab could apply to other NBA teams for credentials to cover Heat road games.
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Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2010 9:28 pm

Anti-LeBron James tweets led Heat to ban writer

The guy sounds like a stalker.  He should grow up or go away.  NBA should have a security detail serve as LeBron's wingman.

Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2010 8:40 pm

Anti-LeBron James tweets led Heat to ban writer

Yes, Lebron's Cowboys played the Giants this weekend. But the article is referring to the Browns-Jets game that prompted responses from the Cleveland-based Raab.

Learn how to read, idiot.

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 4:22 pm

Anti-LeBron James tweets led Heat to ban writer

Yes, and one of Mr. Raab's many anti-Lebron tweets happened to be a link to my "Open Letter to Lebron James," which can be found here:

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2010 1:07 pm

Anti-LeBron James tweets led Heat to ban writer

The Cowboys played the New York Giants this weekend, not the New York Jets.  I too love the Cowboys, Yankees, Red Wings, Patriots, Lakers, Celtics, Duke b-ball, Notre Dame, Alabama, UCLA b-ball, and Roger Federer....  NOT!!!!!!!!!!!

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