I'm in the Olympic spirit and was happy to see Shaun White bring home the gold in Men's Half Pipe. It would have been nice to see an American sweep though. Perhaps the most annoying thing about the Olympics is already knowing who won by the time the video hits television. You can't visit ESPN.com or any major news site without finding out the results as they happen. We were watching the Apollo Ohno finals just waiting to see when he would fall, not fun people. Yo, NBC, air some shit live even if you have to do it on MSNBC3. And really, who cares about Michelle Kwan?
The New York Times has a nice piece on White, calling him an icon and the ultimate athlete.
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LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?
Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.
Enter Mike Trout.
The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.
First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?
And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.
We can dream, right?
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