You just got Ley’d! LeBron James roasted by Bob Ley over ‘Don’t watch ESPN’ advice to Tony Romo
LeBron James and the Miami Heat paid a visit to Dallas on Tuesday night to play the Mavericks and according to an ESPN report, he and Tony Romo, who attended the game with his old man, had a brief conversation.
Apparently, LeBron offered up some sage advice to the Dallas Cowboys quarterback about how to deal with critics, as Romo may be the most heavily scrutinized, much maligned and overly criticized player in the NFL.
“Just don’t care what everybody thinks,” LeBron claims he told Romo. “If you care about your craft and at the end of the day if you went out there and you gave it everything you had and you laid it out on the line for your teammates, you can sleep comfortably at night. Don’t watch ESPN and all these so-called ‘everyone knows what to do that ain’t never put on a uniform, trying to tell you what to do’ [shows].
Fair enough. And in all honesty, some reasonable and worthwhile advice.
But one individual who could not sit idly by and allow LeBron to make anti-ESPN remarks, albeit in a very minor and non-offensive way, was ESPN elder statesman Bob Ley, who took to Twitter to slam James over the advice to avoid his employer’s programming.
Help me here, @KingJames. “Don’t watch ESPN.” – except when you’re the focus of a 1 hr show annoucing your free agent destination?
— Bob Ley (@BobLeyESPN) February 19, 2014
BAM! Remember “The Decision,” Lebron? You just got Ley’d, LeBron! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Granted, the responsibility for “The Decision” and how it was an overreaching and ludicrous exercise in sports coverage lies with ESPN as much as it does with LeBron. But let us forget about that for now and enjoy Ley taking to Twitter to take LeBron to school.
(Note: And yes, I know that Ley is pronounced more like “Lee” than “Ley” so in effect “You just got Ley’d!” is less like “laid” and more like “lead.” Work with me here, people.)