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LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas

Posted on: December 23, 2010 10:48 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:47 pm
 
Miami Heat forward LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas Day. Posted by Ben Golliver lebron-james Miami Heat forward LeBron James will face off against the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day in a match-up that's been anticipated for months, but that doesn't mean he's happy about it. The Associated Press reports that James has added his voice to the NBA crowd that believes players should be able to be home with their families on Christmas.
"If you ask any player in the league, we'd rather be home with our families," James said. "I think the people that even set the games up would rather be home with their family during this day. It's not just a regular holiday. It's definitely one of those days that you wish you could wake up in the morning with the kids and open up presents."
James' two children will do their gift-unwrapping on Christmas Eve this year.
Who cares when James' kids will unwrap their gifts? I'm more concerned about all those kids at the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club who served so ably as props during "The Decision." James is taking care of them this week too, right? While being away from your loved ones on a holiday is a regrettable annoyance, especially for premier teams that play on Christmas year after year and therefore miss the memories on an annual basis, being forced to play on Christmas is better than not playing.  One needs only to think about the collective bargaining agreement negotiations this summer for some added perspective. If a lockout leads to a work stoppage that extends through December next season, how many players, without six months of paychecks, would be griping about not being able to spend time with their families on Christmas?  Christmas is supposed to remind us all about our priorities. Life can always be better, but it can always be worse, too. In the grand scheme of things, entertaining millions of people on an international stage and being paid eight figures a year to do it comes with some sacrifices. And a job, even one with less-than-ideal scheduling, is always a nice thing to have. See also: CBSSports.com's Gregg Doyel has the lowdown on LeBron James' super duper South Beach birthday party.
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Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2011 12:36 pm
 

LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas




Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2010 12:16 am
 

LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas

Even LilRichyriches gets Christmas day off.  He doesn't have to push in the shopping carts at Wal-Mart.  However, his mom has to work though.  Walking the streets of Canada is a 365 day a year job.  She makes $14 the hard way.  Merry Christmas Marionette!



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 4:25 pm
 

LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas

God you people are stupid.
Lebron wants to spend time with his family and you still have to bash him?Because spending time with your family is without a doubt the most arrogant, self serving, media hogging, and evil thing you could do.



Since: Jun 14, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 3:13 pm
 

LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas

Players say this all the time, but when Lebron says it it's news worthy?

Seriously, ever since The Decision Lebron can't even say what his favourite colour is before everyone makes a big deal out of it



Since: Oct 2, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 2:45 pm
 

LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas

If I were a professional athlete, I'd rather be home with them. Especially if I'm a top level one.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 2:14 pm
 

LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas

Hey Natch801 or whatever your name is:

"And if you think that Lebron has more hours a year to spend with his family than the average 9 - 5 worker, you have no idea what it takes to be a professional athlete."

You are real quick to call people idiots and then you make an idiotic statement like the one above.  Are you a professional athlete?  No, then I guess you have no idea what it takes to be a professional athlete either.  Idiot.  Come down off of your soap box their pal and stop writing about things that you have no experience with.




Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:57 pm
 

LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas

I feel so bad for him.  I mean he makes millions and millions of dollars.  I can see why it would be intolerable for him to actually do something for someone else.  I mean most families have a large dinner and sit and watch a football game.  So I understand why he doesn't want to play basketball because most Americans will be watching a real sport, not spoiled rotten punks like lebron.  By the way there are millions of people who don't make millions a year that will also be working to on Christmas in hopes to be able to pay their bills at the end of the month.  I personally have not had Christmas off with my family in 24 years so I really could care less about your quandry of having to work a whole 48 minutes on Christmas Day. 



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:52 pm
 

LeBron James would rather not play on Christmas

im sure all our soldiers feel real bad for you Leprick, shut up and go play basketball or pick up a weapon and fly over seas



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:25 pm
 

Bad writing!

"Christmas is supposed to remind us all about our priorities," says writer Ben Golliver. Says who? I nerver heard that. Show me somewhere in the Christmas rule book where it says that.

CHRISTmas is about celebrating the birth of the Christ child, the savior. Go to church, give thanks and praise to the Lord Jesus. Go to church, any church that's holding a service Christmas day. Like LeBron says for Nike, "Just do it!" Go to church.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:51 am
 

This is embarrassingly pathetic

The posters on this board and this apparently jealous poor excuse for a writer are literally villifying LeBron for wanting to spend time with his children.  Admit it, LeBron could solve world hunger and turn the economy around but people you people would still be complaining that he didn't do it sooner.

This is just sad.




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