As everyone knows by now, LeBron James was ticketed for going 101 in a 65 on Dec. 30. A few things about this. First, who give LeBron James a ticket? Did the cop think he was flexing his muscles? Did the cop have a Cartman moment and wanted LBJ to respect his authority? If I was the cop, I would have asked for an autograph or any memorabilia he might have had with him and then escorted him to his house if he really wanted to go that fast.
Second, it was LBJ’s birthday. Who gives a ticket out on someone’s birthday? Couldn’t the cop just say, “Well, since it’s your birthday, I’ll let you go but please, please, please, for the love of basketball fans everywhere and the city of Cleveland, slow down.”
It should come as no surprise that LeBron likes to drive fast. Who doesn’t? Especially rich young guys with fast expensive cars. But someone should show him a picture of Bobby Phills and what happened when he was driving that fast. Could you imagine if that happened to LeBron. As devastatingly sad as it is anyone time someone dies, or gets seriously injured, I’m pretty sure the city of Cleveland would vanish if something happened to our King.
Here’s what LeBron had to say about it, “I was doing 101. That’s it. I was speeding. I’ve just got to abide by the law. I got caught. It happens. I’m not going to jail or nothing like that. I wasn’t drunk. I was just speeding. That’s it.”
And when asked if he’d go that fast again, “I don’t know, maybe at times. It’s not a big deal to me. You’ve just got to abide by the rules that’s all. I made a mistake and I’ll live with it.”
A couple more things here. Like I said, it’s no surprise LBJ speeds. What’s surprising is he was actually driving himself. Where’s his crew or at least a driver? (Side note: LeBron’s right hand man and head of his managing team, Maverick Carter, has been sited 19 times for speeding. Don’t know where that fits into the story but thought I’d sure it.)
So LeBron admits to speeding and yet says “I’ve just got to abide by the law. I got caught.” Isn’t that a contradicting statement, LeBron? Then when asked if he’d do it again he said “I don’t know, maybe at times. You’re just got abide by the rules.” Another contradicting statement. If you have to abide by the rules, then why would you say you’d go that fast again? Where’s his agent/manager telling him to say, “I’m sorry. I won’t go that fast again. I was just in a hurry to get home after getting back from New Orleans. I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.” Oh yeah, his agent/manager has 19 tickets of his own.
One last thought. If LBJ admits to driving fast, how come his lawyer entered a “not guilty” plea? Doesn’t LeBron saying, “I was doing 101. I was speeding.” kind of hurt you case?