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It could be that talking to a digital avatar of yourself on the Internet is something the Millennial Generation intuitively understands. Certainly the concept of an avatar that isn't really you requires no leap of the imagination, but that doesn't make it any less awkward for anybody.
Take, for example, LeBron James -- King of the NBA and famous Millennial. In conjunction with a reveal of Sony's new gaming system, the PlayStation 4, the NBA 2K video game franchise -- which just made LeBron its new cover boy -- released a video of James having a conversation with Video Game James, and it was just weird, as you can see in the video above.
LeBron has a way of seeming a little bit like he's acting at all times, anyway. And seeing him actually acting (some might say over-acting) just to convince the audience that they are watching the real LeBron James, whether he is made of pixels or flesh and blood, was enough to bend up reality like a clothes hanger.
"I'm you," Video Game James says, "but digital."
Here's hoping for a Video Game Scalabrine next.
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Now the only question will it be as back to back champion or 1-3 in NBA Finals. Actually two questions, when will his romaine kick in. Ok I’m done.
LeBron James' block on San Antonio's Tiago Splitter absolutely blew up American Airlines Arena, and it blew up the Twitterverse as well.
After Miami Heat star LeBron James scored a dysmal four points in the first half of game three of the 2013 NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry decided to go in on him.
Curry was in control of the ESPN Sportscenter Twitter account and posted the below Vine video of his daughter scoring a basket on a Fisher Price hoop:
#StephCenter Halftime Recap: LeBron James 4 Pts...
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LeBron James overcame a terrible start to finish with 17 points,
eight rebounds and seven assists and the Miami Heat rolled to a
103-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night to even
the series at a game apiece.
Game 4: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs
9 p.m./ABC -- Spurs lead 2-1
15 points. 7-for-21 shooting. 1-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc. And, most importantly, Spurs 113, Heat 77.
These are the numbers undoubtedly rattling around in LeBron James' head after his Game Three disaster of a performance that now has Miami almost with its backs to the wall facing two more...
LeBron James absolutely ruined Tiago Splitter on an amazing block during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. The Spurs had the ball with the shot clock winding down and ran a pick and roll between Tony Parker and Splitter. Parker passed [...]
The Miami Heat are set to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a critical Game 3 matchup of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, but Marshall Henderson has more important priorities to worry about. Henderson is a huge LeBron James fan, but he is too pumped for the Season 4 premiere of ABC Family’s [...]
LeBron James isn’t running from his NBA destiny.
I met LeBron James once.
We were both 17 and in Las Vegas for an AAU tournament. He was just at the beginning of what would be an incredible and scandal-filled senior year. He wasn’t known nationally yet and unless you read SLAM Magazine religiously, you probably didn’t know who he was then either.
James didn’t play in that...
I joined Justin Hull on The Home Stretch to talk about the haters ripping on LeBron James, why San Antonio's role players needed to step up in Game 3 and the NBA Draft.
Scott started off the day making fun of my Keurig machine. After that we talked a lot about sports and a bit about neckties and contrived fashion.
Keurig machines and how communist they are
Neckties and bow ties
The idea that the necktie is a marker at all is strange
The band concert uniform
Suspenders vs. belts
Gallagher and an impromptu balloon animal show for porn...
Game Two was the kind of game good teams have nightmares about. The defense and principals of a team break down and it leads to an onslaught of highlights and talk that makes a player and a team doubt itself. Especially when the stakes are so high. The only thing a team can do to fight all this off is to respond the next time out.
San Antonio HAD to respond the next time out and...
The Miami Heat have been the favorites to win the 2013 NBA championship since they wrapped up their celebration parade at the end of last season, but that’s not to say that the NBA odds for this year can’t still change. After splitting Games 1 and 2 in South Beach, the San Antonio Spurs have effectively rewritten the best-of-seven series heading into Game 3.
The Spurs are negative...