Bob Ley fires back at LeBron James over ‘don’t watch ESPN’ advice to Tony Romo

Bob LeyESPN anchor Bob Ley fired back at LeBron James after the Miami Heat star was quoted as advising Tony Romo to avoid watching channels like ESPN.

LeBron was in Dallas to play the Mavericks on Tuesday and was asked what kind of advice he would give to Romo, another star player who has struggled with media criticism. James, who is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, shared some tips that made plenty of sense, such as ignore the critics.

“Just don’t care what everybody thinks,” James said via the Dallas Morning News. “You work on your craft and at the end of the day, if you went out there and gave it all you had and you laid it on the line for you and your teammates, you can sleep comfortably at night.”

James also advised Romo to stay away from the television.

“Don’t watch ESPN,” James said, “all these so-called everyone knows what to do but they never put on a uniform, trying to tell you what to do. It’s not about that. I think Tony’s at a point now in his career where he’s one of the great quarterbacks we have in our game. It’s because of his work ethic.”

Ley, who is a longtime ESPN personality and the host of “Outside the Lines,” wasn’t a fan of that advice. He sent the following tweet in response:


I still agree with LeBron though; when you’re an athlete like him or Romo, you have to tune out the criticism — especially some of the nonsense spewed by idiots on ESPN — otherwise it will drive you insane.

And now here’s a video of Bob Ley rapping:

ESPN’s Bob Ley Raps Jay-Z Lyrics (Video)

Ever wondered what it would be like to see ESPN host of Outside the Lines Bob Ley rap? He didn’t have to get on a karaoke stage to do it. Oh no, sitting at his desk for the show was good enough. Watch this video goodness:

Sports Grid first spotted the video, but later in the day ESPN’s official twitter handle actually tweeted out the video, showing they have a sense of humor about things. Now if you’re wondering the back story, we explained the whole LeBron James-DeShawn Stevenson beef three years ago and advise you to read up on it.