Monday, January 14, 2008


LeBron James can drive the lane faster than anyone in the league, and apparently, he can drive I-71 just as fast.

Too bad for him, in this case, the Ohio Highway Patrol were sitting in the paint ready to reject him.

The AP reports LeBron was pulled over for going 101 mph in a 65 mph zone, a notorious speed trap around Medina. The incident occurred very early in the morning right after LBJ's 23rd birthday (Dec. 30). Why we are just hearing about it now, I have no idea.

One has to wonder if 'King James' had been sipping on a few royal beverages beforehand. It was his birthday, after all. What person in their mid-20s doesn't have something with alcohol in it on a birthday? This writer certainly does. (Testimonials are not welcome.) Though he didn't get an OVI (Ohio infraction for "operating a vehicle while intoxicated") from the patrolman, it could be because that particular member of Ohio's finest was a big Cavs fan? James must appear in court in February and will likely get a reckless ops citation, unless he can argue he had a good reason to be pushing his Benz over the century mark. This, as far as we know, is James' first brush with the law.

I'm not trying to judge LeBron. Let's just say people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. But at the same time, he's a $100-million+ investment, and he stupidly risked his life and future to drive like a maniac. Has he learned nothing from Kellen Winslow?

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