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Chuck D Would Like Lebron James To Fight The Powers That Be, Stay In Cleveland

It takes a nation of millions to hold LeBron back?

Like assholes, it seems that everyone has an opinion on what LeBron James should do concerning his impending free agency. Not that I’m calling legendary Public Enemy frontman an asshole or anything – that would be a pretty irresponsible and moronic thing to do – but he just so happens to be the latest person who has been compelled to discuss the LeBron James Situation and I have always enjoyed using the “assholes and opinions” comparison.

Chuck D, who will be in Cleveland for a performance at the House of Blues on Sunday, was asked by the Cleveland Plain Dealer what he thought James should do. D, despite the fact that he is a New Yorker, thinks James should stay in Cleveland. His thoughts, in their entirety:

“If he comes to the black hole of New York, he’ll never win,” Chuck D said in a phone interview.

“It ain’t an easy thing, winning a championship, so … don’t think it’s going to come any easier. What, he’s 25? Come on, now! Who says he has to win a championship?

“Whatever happened to try harder, the old Avis slogan? Try harder!

“I think LeBron James is the best thing to ever happen to basketball. Not because of his game. Because of his attitude. We need more dudes in rap who really care about the history.

“I love LeBron James’ attitude. I love his sense of history. And I love what he means to Ohio and Cleveland. My thing is, just try harder.

“At the end of the day, it’s only going be one champion. Everybody [else] is going to lose, so he shouldn’t be down on himself. Kobe [Bryant] had to get over a hump. The Lakers had to get over a hump, all that you-don’t-have-Shaq stuff. That’s the way it goes.

“When LeBron James is at the hot twilight of his career, like a Kevin Garnett, maybe it’ll be warranted to leave Ohio and Cleveland, because he gave it all he got. But when you start off playing at 18, you can’t say, ‘I gave it all I got’ — those first few years really don’t count.

“Now you’re 25. Give it five or six more years, and make it happen, dude!”

Well put, Mr. D. But what I would really like to know is what Flavor Flav thinks about all of this, although he would probably suggest that LeBron star in a reality show where he nails a skanky-ass sleazebag from each city where he could end up and use the one who gave him the least STDs and base his decision on that.

Yeah, Boyee! Or something.

Public Enemy’s Chuck D believes Cleveland is where LeBron James belongs, at least for now [Cleveland Plain Dealer]