Leftology

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When you look at this picture, you are familiar with the Black guy, rocking the “Nerd” glasses and the, “I just won an NBA Championship while making millions of dollars doing it” smile on his face. He is LeBron James, but the question is who is the woman in the picture with him? Is she a groupie? Is she a fan that wanted to capture a moment with one of her favorite basketball players? No, that young lady is Lauren Perdue, one of the United States’ top swimmers, and on Wednesday she swam the first leg of the 4x200 women’s freestyle relay. What makes this photo interesting you ask? What makes this photo titillating is what Ms. Perdue tweeted. What did she tweet you might ask? She tweeted this, ”LeBron James just invited me to dinner…Um wuuuutttt?!?” Now, where I’m from that’s called getting “Busted Out.” LeBron James is a recently married man, surely his wife would not be fond of “King James” trying to get his dinner-date on with an attractive young Olympian. Here’s the cold part- She turned “King James” down. Lauren Perdue took a picture with LeBron, put it on Instagram, tweeted that he asked her out to dinner, and then told his ass, “Um, I’m sorry, I have a curfew.” Lauren Perdue treated “King James” like a Royal Jester. She put him on blast. LeBron will not be receiving a gold medal, nor a silver medal, not even a bronze, for trying to get some Olympic side action while in London. He has to realize that this is the Olympics, not Las Vegas. What happens in London doesn’t stay in London. It shows up on Twitter and Instagram for the world to see. 

When you look at this picture, you are familiar with the Black guy, rocking the “Nerd” glasses and the, “I just won an NBA Championship while making millions of dollars doing it” smile on his face. He is LeBron James, but the question is who is the woman in the picture with him? Is she a groupie? Is she a fan that wanted to capture a moment with one of her favorite basketball players? No, that young lady is Lauren Perdue, one of the United States’ top swimmers, and on Wednesday she swam the first leg of the 4x200 women’s freestyle relay. What makes this photo interesting you ask? What makes this photo titillating is what Ms. Perdue tweeted. What did she tweet you might ask? She tweeted this, ”LeBron James just invited me to dinner…Um wuuuutttt?!?” Now, where I’m from that’s called getting “Busted Out.” LeBron James is a recently married man, surely his wife would not be fond of “King James” trying to get his dinner-date on with an attractive young Olympian. Here’s the cold part- She turned “King James” down. Lauren Perdue took a picture with LeBron, put it on Instagram, tweeted that he asked her out to dinner, and then told his ass, “Um, I’m sorry, I have a curfew.” Lauren Perdue treated “King James” like a Royal Jester. She put him on blast. LeBron will not be receiving a gold medal, nor a silver medal, not even a bronze, for trying to get some Olympic side action while in London. He has to realize that this is the Olympics, not Las Vegas. What happens in London doesn’t stay in London. It shows up on Twitter and Instagram for the world to see. 


  • 2 August 2012
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