Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  69 responses

Video: Even the Puppets are Making Fun of LeBron

by Marcel Mutoni

For months now, we have bowed down and kissed his feet. And with good reason. LeBron James and his team had rampaged their way through the League and appeared to be an indestructible force.

But then the Conference Finals started, and the Cavs’ glaring weaknesses were exposed, and LeBron refused to play the good sport when he lost. Now he’s fair game.

Columnists are writing angry missives about him, and even the puppets have turned on LBJ. It was inevitable, I suppose:

(Via: @JonesOnTheNBA)

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  • JoeMaMa

    A great article. Criticism does NOT equal hate.
    But James can make this all go away with an apology, though we’ll all know it’s because public opinion demands it.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown


  • Dre

    Criticism doesn’t not equal hate but many, many times it can be definite bi-product of hate. He should have shook hands but this is hardly news worthy and it doesn’t keep him from being the best player.

  • Syk

    WWJD (What Would Jordan Do)?

  • nicole

    scuse me. i’m allergic to losers. lol

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    “im a winner, i dont do that. it doesnt make sense to me” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • J-rell

    Lebron is a big loser and crybaby!he should never be compared 2 kobe!not only did he need kobe 2 bring home the gold medal, he stole his mvp award, and ruined the finals matchup that woulda proved 2 every1 that mamba 24 is far superior by getting beat by a sorry Magic squad!he should be happy he didnt make the finals because if he did kobe woulda exposed him as the fraud he is and taken his crown!king james???pleeeez!!!the kobe puppet should kick the lebron puppet outa his house!!!

  • http://www.twahc.blogspot.com twahc

    lebron should blame himself rather than his teammates. and i guess it’s too late for an apology.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Great article on that link. @ dre – it is newsworthy because he’s such a high profile player. If Daniel Gibson walked off w/o shaking anyone’s hand, then no, it’s not newsworthy because he’s a nobody, but we’re talking about the face of the league right now pulling a total b!tch move and no congratulating the better team. That article nailed it when it said that the Cavs have been VERY arrogant and have acted like they’re entitled to a championship. Them losing was GREAT for the league. We don’t need a bunch of arrogant idiots getting thier ego’s fed anymore. The worst thing about all of this is that LBJ seems to have learned nothing from it yet.

  • http://www.liveddb.com DDB

    I don’t think the cavs “rampaged their way through the League”. Look back at their season. They really had trouble beating the elite teams.

    However, they did absolutely destroy the mediocre to poor opponents. They also had their dances and their great intros. When you feel comfortable embarassing an opponent with dancing after a victory, you should be man enough to graciously, yourself, face defeat.

  • Joe

    not getting any new puppet commercials is the only reason that im dissapointed that the cavs didnt make the finals, once they started all that posing and picture stuff i wanted them to get beat

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    Almost wet myself. Good sh*t.

  • Fat Lever

    Can we stop talking about Lebron and start talking about the Finals? A part of me wonders if he did this on purpose because he knew it’d be talked about and critiqued for days on end, keeping his name lingering around.

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    The world needs Lil Penny

  • Scruffz

    Can people stop with this “FIRST!!!” garbage?

  • Exist4eva

    Screw shaking hands…you just lost a war you dont tell your enemy thanks for kicking my ass

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    @ Exist –

    It’s not a war, it’s sports, and it’s an unwritten rule that you show respect to the team that beats you.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    @ Exist –

    It’s not a war, it’s sports, and it’s an unwritten rule that you show respect to the team that beats you.

  • Exist4eva

    PS. Orlando in 6


    it’s a game, your playing a game. and millions of kids watch you and look up too you. you dont get paid way too much money for nothing. you get paid to represent the nba. king james? yeah right.


    well, you dont get paid to represent the nba, bad word choice. but you are representing the nba and the city your playing for.

  • http://sdklf.com Jukai

    I hope Lebron never shakes anyone’s hand. This is getting out of hand.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    I was hoping for the photo shoot thing they do after the loss.

  • Bruno, RJ

    Lebron eliminated…
    now we are all winners! :)

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ NICK KALATHES

    as much i don’t like Lebron’s general attitude-arrogance , it is ugly-stupid how everybody now has turned against him just because his bunch of mediocre co-players (i mean,only Eboy and Teddy could believe that you get a tittle with Varejao, West and the corpse of Zydrunas as starters…)were unable to help him at all…Just the fact that the guy gave this lottery team a shot shows the level of bball superiority(in terms of production) he has achieved….anyway: KOBE!!!!KOBE!!!!KOBE!!!!

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    I never understood this shaking hand business. When I loose, what do I wanna go shake the other guys hand for. All the times I’ve been served in sports I hated looking the other team or guy and shaking there hand.

  • Nosebleed Seats

    “LeBron, you leavin Cleveland? I’d go to Orlando if I was you.”

    LMAO! That’s the best part.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    love the rotating names, Antonis

  • mj23

    Lebron could’ve avoided all of this if he had just congratulated Dwight and the Magic.

  • JoeMaMa

    Remember when Isiah didn’t shake Jordan’s hand? Look at him now. Bankrupted the CBA, jilted from the Dream Team, fired from the Knicks, sexually harrassed a tall, somewhat handsome man, and is now coaching at LaLa State.
    But he’s got rings.
    Lebron, your downturn can’t start until AFTER you win!!!

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Nike turned on LeBron?! Oh man, that’s cold…

  • http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/.a/6a00d83451c3cb69e201156fbef83c970c-pi ENDS

    Slam is Eyeballlin/monitering my actions I posted this up @ 9:00amd on the Magic Mania Article and now my comments are no were to be seen and we have the video up. SLAM you owe me a Paychek

  • Great Balls O’Fire

    Won’t happen again.


    he still gotta fat 90MILLI contract tho haha

  • JoeMaMa

    Here’s another reason why a simple handshake has so much significance: when Texas Western beat Kentucky, it marked the first time a predominantly black team won the NCAA title. Pat Riley is remembered for going into the Miners’ locker room after and paying his respects. Adolph Rupp didn’t.
    Respect your opponent. It’s part of the game.

  • thesubwayconnection

    Lil Dez has officially replaced LP?

  • Dee

    It wasn’t Isiah dummy it was the entire Detroit pistons team. Zeke still has the best handles ever, and I am a Lakers fan.
    Just giving props where props are due. And he had a 5 year stretch that was better than any pt guard statistically.

  • $tev3

    Y’all do know that Dez is thta lil black kid from Role Models right?

  • Ed

    Was that seriously a Nike commercial I just saw? Gosh some higher ups are bringing down the hammer on the King.

    And that kid is like if Mars Blackmon had a son with

  • Ed

    oops lil penny

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    eh, it was funny cause they made fun of lebron, but the first 2 were funnier.

  • http://june7thdonald@netzero.com donlaker

    bron how my puppet taste, nike punked labron real good and now he is left with whack players (wally, joe smith, gibson,hasben wallace,
    get real players around him not overpriced stiffs
    we need lil penny to set things straight

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    ya’ll know that this is edited and not an official nike ad, right?

  • Tommy Patron

    What a puss.



  • Matt

    Sorry to burst anyones bubble but that was fake. He didnt really sa that in the commercial that aired haha

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose


  • Dionisio

    This is just some guy voicing over Lil’ Dez.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com Dacre


  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    JOE. A one man show does not win a title thats why LeBron will more than likely never win one.

  • http://www.xl1067.com Brian G

    I am the “some guy” that did it… had no idea people would run with it… I just did it to be a smart-ass for our radio show’s website…

    But I really am allergic to losers…


  • bulldog

    Lebron – Superstar player destined to be a Legend. Poor sport, immature and arrogant. Everybody hates to lose – Even Ali was gracious in defeat. Man up and give props to the better team that defeated you fair and square. It’s as simple as that.

  • Dre

    Wayno, it is not newsworthy because it’s a freaking handshake… he did it all the other times he lost and didn’t do it that once. Big freaking deal… should he have done it? Yeah, but this is not anything to be writing freaking articles about. It’s a damn handshake… had he punched someone in the face… ok, that’s newsworthy, but a handshake is nothing. It shows that he was a little immature but… damn a lot of players have done so much worse. J-rell, Lebron is no loser he carries that team… idiot that team does not make .500 without him much less the Eastern Conference championship series. It is obvious that you know nothing at all about basketball. The fact that you said the Magic sucks means you don’t know basketball. Kobe road Shaq’s sack to 3 Championships. He was never the leader on that team… Shaq was. Shaq makes every team he goes to better. Kobe choked and looked like a scared school girl and a deer caught in the headlights against the Celtic last year. He proved that he is now leader.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Now that’s comedy… fun..ny!

  • spirow

    All you lebron haters shut up! Lebron james will go down as probably the best player EVER! if everything goes according to plans . . . Even the clippers who got the first overall pick have a better team then the cavaliers. . . NBA is where Lebron james happens we should be lucky to see an athelete of his abilities. . . By the way that third character in the puppet show looks like mo williams! HAHA

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Nice one, BG.

  • andrew

    funny ad, wish we got these in Australia… that kid is like every kid I ever dealt with at work. Good characterisation.

  • D12FSU

    i believe Lil Dez is a metaphor for SportCenter, all they did was talk about LeBron and Kobe all day long the past 4 weeks. MAGIC IN 6!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Brian G: Even though I’m a LeBron fan, that was hella funny.

  • BostonBaller

    James is a BEAST! Yes it is just a handshake but it is also soooo much more than that. Most of us here have played sports and it is customary to shake before and after a game win or lose. He would have shook hands if they had lost (after posing and dancing). When some of us said The Cavs’ antics were way over the top everyone said let them have fun and I somewhat agreed but you have to take the bad with the good. He was probably pissed at his team, the same team he constantly praised during the year and 1st 2 rounds. I couldn’t see the video. DARN!

  • Dre

    Just because yuo praise the team does not mean you can’t be pissed with them when they screw up. He should have shook their hands but it is stupid and petty to make a big deal about this.

  • http://june7thdonald@netzero.com donlaker

    here is a joke : what did dwight howard say to le bron , while they were eating french fries ?
    hey lebron, ketchup(catchup)?

  • Dre

    Wouldn’t it be caught up… since Lebron has already been to a Finals?

  • http://slamonline.com Nw09

    Lmfao!! Sorry that was funny to me.

  • http://www.jerseychaser.com Jersey Chaser

    Here is a way better version of the Kobe/Lebron Puppets commercial with Little Desmon….


  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com Dacre

    the clip as funny…that joke three posts up wasn’t though.

  • http://june7thdonald@netzero.com donlaker

    joke # 2 WHAT DID lebron say to dwight howard?
    dude can you get me tickets behind the bench, next to patrick ewing , i think he is my uncle…..

  • truthteller

    Hey LeBron, everyone takes a licking every now and then. All the great ones have like MJ, Magic, Kobe, Shaq, etc just to mention a few. It comes with the territory. Everybody’s been kissing your butt all this time. It’s about time they kick it a little too, you know? You’ll be alright.