In a gesture that could only pass for defiance in a culture as soft as ours, LeBron James refused to apologize to Kendrick Perkins.
As LeBron James wonders why he’s getting picked on, Pat McManamon explains: He invites it.
This just after he got his ass kicked by the Orlando Magic, a team otherwise ready to implode.
Oops, my bad. LeBron didn’t lose to the Magic. It is, after all, a team game — although the longer you listen to James, the easier it is to lose sight of such an arcane notion. The stat line from Wednesday’s encounter between the Heat and the Magic gives James even more of what he already has in abundance: plausible deniability. Sure, he had a lousy shooting night, 5-of-15. But he also had a double-double (17 points, 10 assists) to go with his six rebounds and three steals.