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#pounditTuesday, November 30, 2021

Houston Bargain Store Drops Prices to Make Fun of LeBron James

Breaking news: LeBron James is not Michael Jordan.  After a poor individual showing in the last few games of the NBA Finals, the media-proclaimed and self-embraced “King” still has zero championship rings — exactly six less than the man he is so often compared to.  LeBron was as clutch as they come for most of the postseason but couldn’t seem to close when the trophy was within reach.

Criticism of King James certainly hasn’t been lacking over the past couple days.  DeShawn Stevenson made headlines with his “How’s My Dirk Taste?” t-shirt while guys like Rory McIlroy found themselves defending LeBron for whatever reason.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if you are going to voice it publicly you might as well find a way to be clever.  That’s why we can all appreciate the Houston-area dollar store that dropped their prices from 99 cents to 75 cents in honor of LeBron never being able to put together a fourth quarter.

My friend told me a similar joke yesterday, but the fact that a store was able to turn it into a marketing scheme and take advantage of LeBron’s reputation as a choke artist is classic.  Most people hate LeBron James and want him to fail.  It’s nice to know there are people out there who can put a unique spin on such a common opinion.  H/T to Deadspin for the pic via.


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