Last year, Shaquille O'Neal offered this freestyle via TMZ that made all the major media outlets. Basically, Shaq freestyled the following after Kobe Bryant and the Lakers lost in humiliating fashion to the Boston Celtics:
"Yeah, Kobe/couldn't do it without me, yeah Kobe/couldn't do it without me."
Well that got me thinking when Carlos Boozer would start rapping the same thing:
"Yeah, LeBron, couldn't do it without me, yeah, LeBron couldn't do it without me...."
In a very controversial deal with the Utah Jazz, Boozer backed out on a handshake deal to re-sign with the Cavs after they let him out of restricted status only to see him sign with Utah.
Nevertheless, LeGone's actions, mixed with Shaq's inspiration, allowed me to offer my own freestyle to LeBron James (a.k.a. LeGone James) after his actions during and after the Eastern Conference Championship series concluded last night.
If you've seen the movie "Eight Mile," (who hasn't?) it goes along the lines of a rap battle where contesting opponents confront each other on stage and try to win the onlooking crowd over with their lyrics negatively describing the other person.
The winner is then judged via the audience reaction and crowned (much like it was prematurely given to King James?).
"Yeah, yeah.....you were supposed to be the No. 1 seed/
but now you're sitting at home, what does that mean?
66-16, MVP, Coach of the Year don't mean a thing/
if you don't get that ring, what Duke Ellington should sing (oh!) (crowd yells)
If you leave Cleveland, you admit you failed and it couldn't be done/
so you ran off to New York to be just another hired gun!
But we already knew you were okay with that,
after all, we saw you in the 2007 baseball playoffs wearing that Yankees hat!
You know, I hear you like all the bandwagon teams/
Cowboys, Bulls, as long as they're a dy-na-sty...... (crowd jeers)
Why don't you cheer for a real team like me?
Orioles? Magic? Rays? See what I mean?
Hey, LeGone, if you don't win a title, that's okay....
you'll just be the Dan Marino of the N-B-A (crowd yells oooooh!)
with that attitude the only title you're gonna win
is on the franchise mode on Play-sta-tion!