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Old 01-30-12, 12:56 PM
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commuting for a King!

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Fortunately, James' trip was without incident.
You'd think he was wrestling aligators or something.
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LeBron is part owner of Cannondale. He has been riding his bike to "work" for years.
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Wonder if any one thought he was "homeless" and offered to buy him a sandwich?



I have had that happen a couple times.

I had a preacher stop me and ask if I needed
help with transportation in bad weather and
if I had money for my heating bill??
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Remind me.... what is he king of, exactly?








Oh that's it.... his own ego. Quite an expansive domain, really....
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Pretty cool. I've heard plenty of stories here in AZ of Pat Tillman bike commuting back when he played football for Arizona State University and then later the Arizona Cardinals, but you don't hear about it too often with professional athletes. I like it!
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Remind me.... what is he king of, exactly?





























































Oh that's it.... his own ego. Quite an expansive domain, really....
Really not at all. The nickname was given to him by his HS teammates and coach in about the 9th grade.

I have had the pleasure of knowing him that long and more or less he has always tried to be a good guy.

He did get bad advice in his Decission . But he also raised a LOT of money for the boy and girls clubs with it.

As far as pro athletes go his ego is pretty low. Although, to do what he does, it does take a big ego.
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Meh. Don't shatter my prejudices. I'm a Mavs fan.
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I like it.

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Doohickie Says:

Remind me.... what is he king of, exactly?
It's nice to know that Lebron commutes!

If you've ever seen him take the lane, then you'd already know that he's KING!

Do you know how to take the lane, sir?

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Dude. I don't have to take the lane. I OWN it.

Mavs have won it all. What has James won?


Yeah. Thought so.
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Dude. I don't have to take the lane. I OWN it.

Mavs have won it all. What has James won?


Yeah. Thought so.
Ok then, seriously:

He's won the rare opportunity to display superlative skills on the court and he's confirmed those skills in awesome demonstration. He's won the hearts of many of our youth and he hasn't let them down as an athlete, a role model, or a man.

Some of the most valued tropies won in the world, live on as intangibles....

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I almost pity the fool cager that rages on him, or worse, belligerently hurts him with their cage and is successfully sued for lost income....
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Apparently Lebron rides a custom CDale 29er, but I still think his frame is way too small for him.
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Some of the most valued tropies won in the world, live on as intangibles....
I grew up in Buffalo and trust me, that is all BS
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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
LeBron is part owner of Cannondale. He has been riding his bike to "work" for years.
Is he still? I thought Dorel owns Cannondale.
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I grew up in Buffalo and trust me, that is all BS
So then, I would presume that one's tenacity of personal development of an art or a craft is simply, BS.

One's devotion to truth, justice, and honesty is simply, BS.

One's relentless will to continue in the face of blatant and unjustified adversity is simply, BS.

One's insatiable thirst for accuracy, precision, and perfection is simply, BS.

These are all character traits, that are inextricably bonded to our personal human genetics. Some of us are privy to the very best, and some of us are not. Where one is reared is only a consequence of one's birth, it is in no way indicative of genius, talent, or of any type of ability, whatsoever.

For those who are not born with extraordinary gift, their only salvation will be that of possessing the personal will to develop scant potential. Perhaps enough strivance will be adequate to overcome their personal handicaps to the point of recognition. Even then, still so many remain undeserving.

Doohickie, Do Have A Nice Day!

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The heavens are filled with beautiful shinning stars. It would be nice, just to take a moment to look up, and notice at the very least, the brightest ones!

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Who is the LeBron guy anyways and why should I care that he rides his bike to work? Being quite honest here.
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Who is the LeBron guy anyways and why should I care that he rides his bike to work? Being quite honest here.
Just who are you, really?...And why oh why should we care that you post here, or anywhere?
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So then, I would presume that one's tenacity of personal development of an art or a craft is simply, BS.

One's devotion to truth, justice, and honesty is simply, BS.

One's relentless will to continue in the face of blatant and unjustified adversity is simply, BS.

One's insatiable thirst for accuracy, precision, and perfection is simply, BS.

These are all character traits, that are inextricably bonded to our personal human genetics. Some of us are privy to the very best, and some of us are not. Where one is reared is only a consequence of one's birth, it is in no way indicative of genius, talent, or of any type of ability, whatsoever.

For those who are not born with extraordinary gift, their only salvation will be that of possessing the personal will to develop scant potential. Perhaps enough strivance will be adequate to overcome their personal handicaps to the point of recognition. Even then, still so many remain undeserving.

Doohickie, Do Have A Nice Day!

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The heavens are filled with beautiful shinning stars. It would be nice, just to take a moment to look up, and notice at the very least, the brightest ones!
Wow, time to get on my hip waders... getting deep in here from all the BS.
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Who is the LeBron guy anyways and why should I care that he rides his bike to work? Being quite honest here.
He plays professional basketball. He and two other players, generally regarded as three of the best currently playing, decided to sign free agent contracts with the same team (Miami) with the thought that it would guarantee a championship. He had an hour-long show on ESPN to announce his decision to play with Miami. Upon arrival, the team and city held a celebration worthy of a championship team. Too bad they lost.
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He plays professional basketball. He and two other players, generally regarded as three of the best currently playing, decided to sign free agent contracts with the same team (Miami) with the thought that it would guarantee a championship. He had an hour-long show on ESPN to announce his decision to play with Miami. Upon arrival, the team and city held a celebration worthy of a championship team. Too bad they lost.
Are you as good in anything worthy of the type of recognition that Lebron has garnered in his young life, thus far?
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Wow, time to get on my hip waders... getting deep in here from all the BS.
From what I've surmised within this brief period of time sir, I'm speaking fluent english, and you're pouring liquid BS!
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Both ways, sir. Both ways.
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