You can't go home again, can you?

Posted on: December 1st, 2010 by Ron Kaplan

As LeBron James prepares to face his old team and former fans tomorrow night, The Atlantic website wonders “How Awkward Will His Homecoming Be?

Will this be the way Jeter goes out? The very excellent Slate podcast Hang Up and Listen considers the possibilities in their latest installment. (They also had guest Scott Raab of Esquire on last week, telling the world what a jerk (to be very PG) James is.

Two by-the-ways here: First, that episode is decidedly x-rated for language. Second, Raab published a great profile of Philip Roth in the October Esquire.  I’d still love to talk with Roth about his 1973 underrated classic (IMHO), The Great American Novel, but Houghton Mifflin, publisher of his latest book, Nemesis, claims he’s “not doing interviews at this time.” So if anyone out there has an “in” to Mr. Roth…

As Adam Sandler might add to his next version of “The Hanukka Song“:

Look out, Cleveland-a,
Here’s comes LeBronukkah.
The Heat are gonna stomp on ya
before they say “Sa-younara”
I know it’s kind of hard on ya
but try to have a Happy…

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  1. Marc Schneider says:

    LeBron may be the biggest jerk of all time but he’s just a basketball player who decided to play somewhere else. Frankly, if I were a fan, I would ignore him and not give him the satisfaction of knowing he got to me. Do people think LeBron is going to give a damn if people in Cleveland express their anger?


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