Celtics Commentator Tommy Heinsohn Goes Off On LeBron “Cry Baby” James During Game
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If you know who Boston legend and NBA Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn is, then you either love him or hate him. If you do and don’t like the Celtics, the odds are you hate him (really, really hate him) and he will gladly hate you back.
He’s also not a member of the LeBron James fan club and during Tuesday’s game between the Celtics and Cavs, he went on a long rant about LeBron with a few of these comments.
LeBron is crying! Watch LeBron.
LeBron is giving it the ol’ I’m the king. You’re making a gesture out of me.
It’s the great LeBron, were not fouling him out. He will get 12 fouls in a game.
LeBron started crying about 4 possessions ago. He’s done it twice without a handkerchief
He’s a crybaby isn’t he. Wow.
If you think that was harsh. Last year when the 81 year old Tommy was asked about LeBron being on a NBA Mount Rushmore, he replied, “Yeah he probably belongs on Mount Rushmore as a pebble. You know where they chipped off all those faces like Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. He’s down there somewhere.”
LeBron might be a crybaby from time to time and may or not belong on a NBA Mount Rushmore, but he was a class act for doing this during the same game.
Via Business Insider.
Aaron Miller, a 16-year-old, Boston-area native who was recently MVP of his basketball tournament, was celebrated during halftime of the game, walking out to midcourt for a round of applause. According to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon, Miller had such severe brain damage, doctors believed he would be paralyzed.
Afterward, James ran over to him and gave him a congratulatory handshake and some words of encouragement.
Here’s a quote for Tommy about pebbles, “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.”
I can’t believe I just quoted the Dalai Lama in a post about Tommy Heinsohn.