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Ringo Must Be Rolling Over In His Grave: LeBron Referred To Heat As ‘The Heatles’


Yeah, so the Heat beat Charlotte 96-82 Monday night and we’re happy for them and all, but the comments LeBron made prior to tip-off may likely be the news item of the day coming out of the game.

Regarding the considerable star power the Heat has on its roster and how that has translated to big crowds attending games when Miami come to town, LeBron likened he and his merry band of teammates to The Beatles. Via AFP:

“The Heatles – off of the Beatles,” James said. “Every time we take our show on the road, we bring a great crowd out.”

Jebus. Here’s a thought: considering the litany of moronic things that seem to emanate from LeBron’s maw ever since he took his talents to South Beach, I have but one suggestion for him: Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while. If not for your sake, for ours. Please.

CBS Sports’ NBA Facts & Rumors blog does a phenomenal job of deconstructing LeBron’s quote. Below is a snippet:

Now, comparing his fledgling basketball team to the greatest rock and roll group of all time isn’t even the dumbest thing LeBron’s said in the past month (you may remember the 2010 pop hit “I Want To Contract Your Hand”). But it’s right up his alley to make a ridiculous allusion which will only further the overwhelming amount of vitriol directed towards he and his Fab … er … Three … when Bosh shows up. People love the Beatles. Love the Beatles. They were representative of both the childhoods of many and their parents, but a cultural revolution and the idea that the world could be a better place through listening to music made by drug users and makers of ridiculous film. ¬†They were also much, much cooler than LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, and Wade’s pretty cool.

Indeed and well put. And one last thing: if LeBron ever makes the cardinal sin of claiming the Heat are more popular than Jesus, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the Vatican’s forgiveness if I were him.

LeBron scores 38 to lead Heat over Bobcats [AFP]
LeBron says Heat call themselves “The Heatles” [NBA Facts & Rumors]