Lebron James heckled at Cedar Point for his shooting skills

Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:35 PM | Contributed by Jeff

NBA star Lebron James, hot off of his departure from Cleveland, took some time out from Miami to visit Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. While playing the basketball shooting game, guests shouted, "I bet you miss," and, "Shoot left-handed if your elbow hurts."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:56 PM

We all know the games are rigged so you can't win! ;)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:58 PM

Smaller hoops, artificially over-inflated balls. Duh.

Actually, "artificially over-inflated balls" is a really good description of LeBron James.

Last edited by robotfactory, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:01 PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:01 PM

Sour grapes!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:08 PM

I don't care about LeBron or basketball, but anyone who thinks they're overly important enough to have to announce their departure from a team on an ESPN special definitely has something that is overinflated.

I hope they never win a championship just because of his attitude.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:14 PM

Yeah, I think if he simply put out a press release, people would have been disappointed, but would move on. The spectacle he made of it was embarrassing for pro sports in general, and the NBA specifically. Jordan would have never done that. Heck, Kobe wouldn't have, and I think he's a certifiable douche.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:41 PM

I so want to root against Miami this season because of Lebron being there, but Dwayne Wade is there and I do like him. He is a class act just like he was when he was here in Milwaukee playing for Marquette. Miami is going to be absolutely sick this season, though. Barring injuries there should be no reason they don't win the championship.

But back to the point, yeah, Lebron is the biggest a-hole in the NBA.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:06 PM

Well I wouldnt go that far KTS. Pompous, yes, but there are other NBA players who have much higher douche quotients. Dennis Rodman, Ron Artest, Kobe Bryant, Shaq, just to name a few.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:40 PM

Jeff said:
Heck, Kobe wouldn't have, and I think he's a certifiable douche.

Kobe's self-satisfaction at announcing after the Lakers' championship "it's one more than Shaq has" further cemented his legacy as a (supremely talented) d-bag, no doubt about that.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:47 PM

Meh, I think Shaq is the bigger Idiot, so I don't fault Kobe for that one.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:09 PM

I actually gained respect for Shaq when he joined Cleveland and accepted that he was older, and second-fiddle to the self-appointed king. He really doesn't take himself as seriously as I thought. Plus, he's a Cuyahoga County Deputy Sheriff. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:11 PM

Does he carry a night stick? Wait, of course he does.... :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:13 PM

Shaq has always had fun with his celebrity, and it RARELY comes off as mean-spririted (a few NBA stiffs posing as centers might object, LOL). With Kobe, it seems like it's always *about* Kobe...I don't see Kobe being willing to take the kind of "demotion" jeff mentioned above.

Kobe started earning a few points with his "family first" stuff during the Finals, with his kids in tow and all. Then his post-game celbration speech undid any good efforts he had put forth. Until further notice, he's just the best b-ballin jerk out there.

As far as individuals you could hang out and have a beer with, I'd take LBJ over Kobe 100 times out of 100.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 5:08 PM

The NBA is a joke anyway and i would never pay to go watch it. Lebron was an idiot for going cleveland in the first place because every sports franchise in Ohio sucks. The only good thing in that state is Cedar point!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 5:33 PM

Jeff said:
Plus, he's a Cuyahoga County Deputy Sheriff. :)

Wow! I didn't know he was still doing the whole law enforcement thing. I remember him being a cop in Miami Beach and I remember hearing some rumblings with him working with some Sheriff's department in Arizona.

No joke, Shaq is actually one of my favorite players despite the fact that he made some really crappy movies and is kind of a jack-wagon off the court. He is one of my favorite players to watch live as his play style is so in your face. He uses his size to his advantage every chance he gets, but sometimes it is his undoing, too. Seeing him live you get a sense of just how massive this guy is that TV can never replicate. The Bucks used to have a guy on the team that was 5'7". Watching him try to cover Shaq was comedy at it's best. It's also funny to watch people foul him at the end of games knowing he can't hit a free throw to save his life!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 7:04 PM

He still can't shoot freethrows to save his life.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 7:43 PM

gamerguy said:
Lebron was an idiot for going cleveland in the first place because every sports franchise in Ohio sucks.

Do you even pay the slightest attention to the NBA? I doubt it, because if you did, you would know that LeBron did not choose to play for Cleveland, he was drafted by them. He then left for Miami the first chance he got once he became a free agent.

I always thought he was a douche, but ignored it like the rest because he is so damn good, and was good for the franchise. Now? I hope he has a career-ending injury on opening night. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 8:59 PM

Is this at all surprising? Leave a city as part of a nationally televised stunt, go to a theme park near that city, and get heckled. I don't fault the guy for chasing a championship but since when is he bigger than the sport?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:16 PM

Lebron was in Akron last week giving away bikes and riding in a "bikeathon" and then he was at Cedar Point and was giving the prizes he won to the mobs following him. I am assuming he actually paid for the VIP tour this time as well. I will give him a pass for now.

Last edited by eightdotthree, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:16 PM
Thursday, August 12, 2010 1:07 AM

In a backwards sort of way, isn't this video bad for Cedar Point? I mean, doesn't it prove that even some of the best basketball players in the world can't win the shooting games reliably? If Lebron missed 3 in a row, what chance do I have?


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