LeBron James Sits: NBA Arrogance At Its Worst; Joe Hardhat Deserves Better

Over at AOL Fanhouse, there's an argument that since LeBron James sat out yesterday's game to rest for the playoffs, he should reimburse the fans in Cleveland by taking his $192,437 game check, and dividing it evenly amongst the 20,562 Cleveland fans that watched the LeBron-less Cavs yesterday.

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(...Yes, really...)

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The lunacy peaks here:

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Joe Hardhat, who paid a day's wage three months ago to buy two good seats so his son could see his first Cavs game Sunday, deserves better treatment than this.

It's arrogance at the NBA's worst.

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Joe Hardhat! Who's Joe Hardhat, you ask? He's everyone, buddy. And he's damn sure not a progressive like LeBron James and Mike Brown. A distant cousin to Joe the Plumber, and drinking buddy of Joe Sixpack, you'd assume.

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(Here's a good rule of thumb for sanctimonious people everywhere: don't name your son "Joe," because there's a good chance that one day you'll get really worked up and use your son's name as a rhetorical stand-in for blue collar Americans, bolstering your inevitably inane argument, while unwittingly belittling your son's entire existence at the same time. So name your son Jack, or something.)

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As for Potvak's Skip Bayless impersonation, I'll say only this: if LeBron has to pay back his game check, then fair is fair. The Knicks need to reimburse their fans for the past decade. Think of Joey Lunchpail in Brooklyn!

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