it has come to my attention that my lebron james rant hub was flagged and taken down for being too offensive. however, i don't to lose my pure bad assdedness here, so i don't to edit this out too much. therefore, if any of you can read this and tell me exactly how i should reword this crap while still sounding like an honest jerk like i always try to be. then let me know. if you're going to say i should try to be NICE to lebron then.....F*** LeBron! He can s*** on my b***s then! anyways, here's the hub content text, i need to have examined. tell me what you all think that could change.
"F*** LeBron James and his oversized Ego!
LeBron James....the chosen one. The self proclaimed king... The man playing amongst boys. A man that was automatically anointed as the next Michael Jordan before he even got to the pros. Never once having to face any kind of scrutiny or skepticism. Not once being held accountable for any of his actions on the court. When he gave up on his team in this year's playoffs, nobody questioned him. No, they just stroked his massive ego, and kissed his proverbial a**. Gee, ain't that convenient?
Indeed, unlike most famous athletes that have achieved legendary status, LeBron never once had to answer or face harsh criticism by the media. The Cleveland local media especially. He never had to put up with the scrutiny that athletes like Peyton Manning, David Robinson or Jon Elway had to go through until they finally got their rings. Those athletes had to put up with remarks like them being called too soft. Or they can't win the big one. Or maybe they're unable to win the big one. Not for LeBron James. No, for him, it's always been either his team mates fault or the coaching staff. It was always the organizations fault, as they failed to surround him with any marquee players. At least, that's what the media tried to sell you. As the media (especially the Ohio media) didn't dare question or say anything bad about James. For fear that their own prodigal son would leave them if they dared ridiculed him. Thus, they begged, kissed and did EVERYTHING the self proclaimed King asked of them and then some. He made them beg for his love and affection.
Pretending that all he cared about was winning and the fans of Cleveland. However, that was a lie. The reality is...he never cared about Cleveland. Anyone who dares think that is being naive. He never gave a damn about Cleveland. Hell, I don't even think he wanted to be a part of that team. No, he was there because....HE HAD TO BE THERE. He didn't have a choice. Which don't get me wrong, if he wanted to leave Cleveland for higher waters, I say who cares? It's his life. I don't see anything wrong with that. Sure, you can whine about team loyalty and crap like that, but it's his life. And modern athletes today by nature, are naturally f***ing selfish whining babies. Just look at Favre. We all know that a**hole is coming back to the Vikings. Hell, even the damn Vikings know too. However, he just doesn't want to go to training camp. Therefore, are we really surprised by James' actions? Seriously? I'm sure as hell not. However, it's the way he left Cleveland is what really disgusts me.
Seriously, he knows how much Cleveland loves and adores him. Hell, I'm damn near sure of it. Unless he's that oblivious to this fact, or he's simply doesn't give a damn. Then he should know how they felt about him. Therefore, doesn't he realize that having a selfish self promoting hour long special on ESPN, aptly called "THE DECISION!", does nothing more than become like a huge slap in the face to your many fans. You know...the ones that kissed your proverbial a** for years. The ones that never once questioned you or held you accountable for anything throughout your time there. The ones that stood by you, and never scrutinized you for not winning the big one like Patrick Ewing, for the New York Knicks back in the nineties, had to endure. Oh but I forgot, you don't care. You never cared about anyone but your f***ing self. You selfish f***ing pig. As far as I'm concerned, your dead to me.
You had it all buddy. A championship contending team, and a media and crowd that adored you. Never once questioning you like so many athletes like Jordan had to endure before winning a ring. Now your retarded punk a** leaves Cleveland for s***! You don't even bother to thank them. Heck it's almost like you expect them to thank you for your presence. No offense, but that's like expecting a guy to say thanks after you punched him in the face. No sane guy would do that unless he's a p***y.
Sure, Cleveland is a hell hole, and you'd probably wouldn't win a title with those guys anyways, as the Cavaliers without you basically suck a**! Sure, your team mates consisted of hasbins and losers, but they were your losers and hasbins. Damn it. you promised Cleveland a title, and you didn't deliver s***! F***ing p***y! Sure West and Mo Williams don't do jack s*** in the playoffs and Shaq, if he had returned, would've been as old as f***, but hey they're still your team mates damn it. Sure, your s****y a** coach Mike Brown, couldn't devise up plays to save his life, and his strategy in the playoffs was always let LeBron do whatever the hell he wants. Gee...now that I think about it....maybe you were right about leaving Cleveland, as the Cavaliers just freaking suck......."
I'm with WryLit. I find profanity extremely distasteful and usually leave a page within 5 seconds if it contains any. I'm sure others find it objectionable as well. An experienced writer finds more tactful ways to get the same message across. Using obscenities is a sign of an inexperienced writer. The purpose of an article is to keep people reading. You are losing a large segment of your audience. I wrote for many years, as a professional news reporter and discovered this truth the hard way.
If you wish to succeed as a writer do it in a professional manner. If you want to rant and rave, there are other forums for that.
I think it would be obvious. Slander and excessive swearing to start with and that's with only reading about 5% of it!
I find nothing objectionable about this at all. AS a matter of fact I find it quite entertaining.
Purely personal content, which is what that seems to me, is considered "low quality" and thus inappropriate to HubPages.
I like to read and write about sports, and I found your article amusing and (frankly) I agree with your opinions 100%. If I were to guess why it was flagged and unpublished, I would probably say it was for excessive profanity. Digging a little deeper, it almost sounds as if your rant is personal--as if you might respond in a similar manner if you found a parking ticket on your windshield. It could be viewed not as an article about LeBron James, but rather about how greatly you personally disapprove of his actions--a totally different subject. I think you can write with an "edge" without using profanity.
Just guessing, of course, and I would reiterate that not only did I find your hub worth reading, I suspect most NBA fans would also.
Wow, that's probably the most useful advice i've gotten on this. thanks mike, i'll be sure to do that. im glad to see im not alone in my thinking of lebron james, as i'll definitely try to see what i can do to reword a few things. thank buddy.
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