Dear Sports Writers and Broadcasters:
Please cease and desist from calling LeBron James, LBJ.
I realize that everything must be shortened to an acronym both in the
world of sports and on the internets but LBJ is Lyndon Baines Johnson,
not a millionaire cager who has never won a championship.
Lord knows when the real LBJ made a mistake it was a
whopper, i.e. the Vietnam War. But Lyndon Johnson was also responsible
for passing Medicare, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting
Rights Act. He shouldn’t have to share his acronym with a pipsqueak jock like
LeBron. But if you want to call him SBJ for South Beach James, that’s
okay with me.