Today there was so much shit going on that I thought it’d be simpler to wrap it all up in one special Hectic Friday post.
First up, the decision on the recent Oscar Grant murder trial was made today. Long story short, a white policeman shot a young black man point blank in front of a crowd at an Oakland BART station, and the cop got off on a couple years for ‘involuntary manslaughter’. This case had serious race overtones, hence the uproar.
The worst part was that it happened on the same day as the Lebron announcement (see below) so half my Twitter feed was about a cop getting off for murdering a human, and the other was about an athlete deciding where to earn his billionth dollar.
Oscar Grant murder/verdict
And this Lebron shit has been wild. I’m not even really a huge sports fan but it was all over Twitter today so I couldn’t avoid it.
My two cents: Players leave teams and get traded EVERY FUCKING YEAR. Yeah, the Cavs lost Lebron, but so what? Shit happens. Mike retired, too. Get over it. Good on him.
That said, majority owner Dan Gilbert wrote a scathing public letter about Lebron’s decision, saying such sore loser bullshit like “I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE” and “You can take it to the bank.” Wow. What a tool.
Majority owner Dan Gilbert’s reaction
And to wrap up all this seriousness with some awesomeness, check out this video (if you haven’t already seen it). Never seen a human so excited about a rainbow. And aside from the video hilarity, the description reads “It was rainbowing for at least an hour on January 8th 2010.” I had no idea ‘rainbowing’ was an adjective.