Re: The Arrogance of Ray Lewis
posted at 6/19/2011 9:48 PM EDT
In Response to The Arrogance of Ray Lewis
[QUOTE] A few weeks ago, Ray Lewis claimed that crime will increase if the NFL lockout is not resolved. Here are his exact words: "If we don't have a season - watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game." Apparently, Lewis felt that the lockout would affect fans as much or more than the players and owners, "There's too many people that live through us, people live through us," he said: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6575570
This is the epitome of arrogance. Apparently, LaBron James feels the same way. After losing to the Mavericks in the NBA finals, he stated, "...at the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I'm going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that. They can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal, but they have to get back to the real world at some point." Read more: http://www.wlky.com/sports/28221221/detail.html#ixzz1PjhKgXVh
What arrogant, egotistical jerks these guys are. They have such a low opinion of the people who make it possible for them to earn millions, playing a child's game. Where would they be if not for pro ball...and the fans that support it? Seems to me that Lewis and LeBron, not the fans, are the ones who need to return to the "real world at some point".
Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
There IS one problem brought to light by these statements, it is of the least acknowledged form of racism that hit ALL of us, that has no limits of sex,color,religion, or sexual preference, that of SOCIOECONOMIC racism. You see money and social standing could care less what your orientations are if you could afford to be in the upper socioeconomic crust of the nation or world. These two athletes obviously feel they have broken into the elite group. But unfortunately they will realize sooner or later they are only big fish in a small pond, in the reality of the world class structures they aren't even a blip on the radar. At least we are aware of our standings, they obviously have a big awakening to have. Those who came from very little and achieve more than most and forget where they came from and try to flaunt what they have are amongst the smallest of people.