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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  213 responses

LeBron James Re-names Miami the ‘Heatles’

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

There have been a lot of great nicknames throughout the history of the NBA. The one that LeBron James revealed to the world last night will unfortunately not be making the cut.

In fact, it’s one of the worst ever.

James and the barnstorming Heat crushed the Bobcats in Charlotte, and following yet another win on the road, LBJ unveiled what his teammates have taken to calling their impressive roadshow.

From the Miami Herald:

The Heat is referring to itself as the “Heatles” — as in the Beatles — these days because of the large crowds it receives on the road, said James. “I see we sell out 99.1 percent on the road, so we call ourselves the Heatles off the Beatles, so every time we take our show on the road we bring a great crowd,” James said.

The obvious question: So who’s Paul McCartney and who’s John Lennon? “I knew that was going to be a question,” James said. “We’re just the Heatles, man.”

I just want to know who will step up and become Yoko Ono for this group.

Apparently, this love of Beatles-inspired nicknames is nothing new for LeBron and friends: in Cleveland, they used to call themselves the “Cleatles” back in the day.

Do with that information what you will.

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  • Riggs

    ugh

  • JC

    hands down, Bosh is Yoko.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    LONG… LIVE… THE KING!

  • Justin

    Worst nickname either. What an ego to even think about comparing the two. The buzz created around the city when the Heat come to town is nothing compared to the frenzy when the Jordan/Pippen/Rodman Bulls arrived.

  • Justin

    either=ever

  • Justin

    BTW Philosopher, your little “LONG…LIVE…THE KING” line has become as annoying as BOOK IT! Just thought you should know

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    LONG… LIVE… THE KING!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    He was joking. I saw the interview where he said it. HOWEVA…….The Heat’s announcers were making that sh*t overkill in the game last night though. Those two irritate the sh*t out of me sometimes. If they start wearing Beatle mop top wigs, I’ll give up my fanhood.

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    The PatRiledge Family?

  • Hursty

    Eboy – The Heat announcers are the worst in the League. Bar none. That includes the Celtics (at least they’re funny in their bias), Cavaliers and Reggie Miller. Gawd, they’re terrible.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    The heat announcers annoy me too, sometimes it’s hard to watch Heat homegames because of those two.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Quiet Hursty, NO ONE is worse than Tommy Heinson or Reggie Miller or the Lakers announcers. The Heat’s crew is in the bottom 5% of the league I would imagine. They used to have a gangsta crew when Jack Ramsey was on the broadcast team. They do have the best sideline man in the business though.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Shout out to Jorge Sedano.

  • Hursty

    Nah dude, they suck. Reggie is a moron but I listen just to imagine the shocked expressions that Marv and/or the Czar/ Hubie Brown must be pulling. And Miller only adds touches of vinegar. The Heat add the entire balsamic sauce bottle and mix it with mayonnaise. I forgot about the Laker guys my bad. But they don’t have the same cringe-worthy voices or ‘calls’ the others do. “L-Trainnn with the hammer dunk!” (So glad I don’t have to hear that anymore). Or “D-Wade baby!” ewww haha.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    You’re just a hater, Hursty! LMAO!

  • Hursty

    ‘Hating’ is a word I hope gets dropped this year. You know when a 10 year old (Willow Smith) is using it in her songs it’s overdone. Ps – being a ‘hater’ doesn’t make you (me) wrong, ha. I’m interested to know what others think though..?

  • MUBWAR

    what are you guys talking? The Heat announcer are better then a whole lot around the league. James to Jones, the 3eee KABOOM…lool

  • http://studmuff73.blog.com/ Zabba

    This nickname is no big deal. They’re just trying to have a little fun, what’s the harm in that?
    Suggestion the league should consider contraction and then denying later on that that’s not what you meant, that I have a problem with.

  • MUBWAR

    Hursty, the word hater was overdone a year ago. That was 1 of my new years resolution along with the King winning the first of many, many championships…

  • MattM

    Let’s not forget that Garnett referred to the Celtics as the Ceatles which is worse in my opinion.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    Tommy Heinsohn only announces home games these days. Ever since his wife had become to lose her battle with cancer. After she passed, he continued to stay local while Celtics went on the road and Donny Marshall filled in for him.

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    the heat been calling themselves the heatles for a while. I remember last year there was a pic of dwade, jermaine oneal, and q richardson with wigs on and had that caption. I knew when i saw that on espn this morning they were gone blow it up to either praise or ish on Lebron. Let the games begin.

  • toinefan88

    The Heatles I love it

  • toinefan88

    The Heatles I love it

  • Joe A

    I like it. It fits perfectly. They’re both overrated and over-hyped. Nice one, Bron Lennon.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    The Beatles were overrated and overhyped? Jesus Christ, I just became stupider than normal ’cause of Joe A.

  • MUBWAR

    Does your name stand for Joe Asswipe. Beetles are overated…lol…you should keep dumb comments like that to yourself

  • Eddie

    Let’s not forget MJ referred to the Bulls as the Bulleatles…

  • Joe A

    I think the Beatles are wack personally. If you like them fine, but you can’t argue that the beatles weren’t overrated. There was far better music in that era that didn’t get the respect it deserved because it was eclipsed by the beatles phenomenon.

  • Eddie

    Let’s not forget Patrick Ewing referred to the Knicks as the Kneatles. That was pretty bad as well.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Joe, your opinion is warranted, but your claim is not. Stop it.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    I think most things athletes say are out of context in comparison to the full interview. I’ll read something a dude said on SLAM, only to see the full interview and watch his demeanor or tone; and find out it wasn’t really what it was proclaimed to be at all. With all that said however, please only speak generically Lebron. For the sake for all of us basketball fans.

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com hoopistani

    i don’t about you guys, but the Heatles is pretty funny… especially the Paul and John thing…

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Just as uninspired as when KG used the same variation for the Celtics 3 years ago.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Axl’s version of “Live and Let Die” was actually better than Paul’s.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Tyler’s version of “Come Together” was better than Paul’s, too.

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ speedy

    Earth, Wind and Fire, baby.
    Sorry I’m drunk.

  • monkeyball

    Joe,

    The music of that era was eclipsed by the Beatles phenomenon because they were the BEST. Yes, Clyde Drexler, Nique, et al were eclipsed by the Jordan phenomenon. Deservedly so!!!
    There’s a difference between opinion and informed opinion.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Imagine Lebron, Dwade and Bosh sitting around the table talking about nicknames for themself in third person. Then Lebron states we can win with any players on our team, lets ostracize the other teammates and continue to put all the winning on us, because we are like the Beatles and they get the priviliage to play with us great’s. Then Dwade realizes that G. Union is overrated and begins to call himself D3, because he is so over being a Flash in the 06 Finals Game. Upon Bosh hearing Lebron and Dwade talk about themself he realizes he has no say so in anything and dreams of his Raptor days of him being the man once again!! BOOK IT

  • MARTEY

    The Beatles were the NSync of their time. Unless you’re 63 years old quit that Beatles were the best nonsense. That’s what youve been told not what you witnessed for self. People take what they’re told and run with it like its gospel. Cant blame them, according to Rolling Stone mag the Beatles wrote half the top 100 songs ever made, and they never lie. As for Bron Lennon and Bosh Harrison, let them have their fun. They’re geting more exciting as the season goes on.

  • http://crawfordbryan15@yahoo.com Bryan Crawford

    So, how should I destroy this thread today?

  • Scu11y

    so does that mean the spice girls fame and success was deserved?…

  • Joe A

    @monkeyball; The Beatles-Jordan comparison doesn’t work. Jordan was in direct competition with Nique, Clyde etc. so it was clear to see who was better. And as for the Beatles being the best, I think the Who, James Brown, Issac Hayes, and countless other artists from the 60′s and 70′s might disagree with you. But I realize I’m not gonna win that argument because it’s a matter of opinion, and my opinion is clearly in the minority.

  • izzo

    Has LeBron hired a team of writers with the objective “Make me look like the least likable person in the world”?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The Celtics and the dudes who called the Cavs games when Bron was there were the worst. It’s like Bron makes these cats into idiots. The Bulls announcers are pretty bad too.
    I kind of like the Heat’s color guy, he adds good insight sometimes, but when I saw him at the game talking he seemed a little full of himself. The sideline dude with the ascots was cool though.

  • scott

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and someone will John Lennon Lebron.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I enjoyed the comments debating whether the Beatles were the best. I wasn’t alive so I have no opinion, but it’s cool to hear from people who do.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Allen, the sideline dude with the ascots is Jason Jackson. He used to work for ESPN years ago too. He’s a friend of mine. In real life. Not in Facebook land or by email. Dude is one of the coolest cats I’ve met professionally or personally.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Yeah, I saw him chopping it up with one of the writers from ESPN. He seems cool, although like most team TV dudes he can be fawning on camera. I thought it was funny that he had something called “Ascot Fridays.” He was discussing it while the media waited for Bron and Wade to show an hour after they lost to the Hornets.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    He tried to get the two announcers to wear ascots for Friday broadcasts. He’s been by his lonesome with it. Wade, Bron and Bosh usually give him sh*t about it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    One game, Bosh ripped it off him after a post game interview and threw it into the crowd around the tunnel where the players go back to the locker rooms. That was pretty funny.

  • K boogie

    This is great, Bosh’s new nickname is Yoko Uno (Ono).

  • Razifohnas

    Seriously. Too much weed for inspiration. That’s as much as close Beatles and Heatles get.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Yeah, my litte brother had an ascot stage. I wanted to rip it off him too.

  • Jackie Moon

    The biggest homer TV guys are the Portland guys and the Celtics’ Tommy Heinsohn.

  • larrylegend

    The Beatles were the best band in history. STFU Bron, u ain’t!

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    Tommy Heinsohn is a homer, but he is funny with it. Albeit, it is unintentional, but funny nonetheless. Sean Elliot is up there, ‘Mr Kardashian’, anyone?
    The Heat guys aren’t the best, but they are more bad than bias IMO. Matt Harping can be bias when discussing D Will/Other top PG’s, but he is good apart from that.
    The guys who I listen to most are the NOH guys, they were on NBATV last night against PHI if anyone was watching. They are pretty good.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    That Mr. Kardashian line almost killed me! I didn’t know Sean was so gangsta.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jake Appleman

    Dwyane Wade is Ring-O. UUUUUUUUUUUU Don This Hat Man, is so George. LeBron never went to St. John’s. And Chris Paul plays in New Orleans. And Zydrunas Ilgauskas is Jimmy Fallon in Almost Famous. This is probably not true.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    Honestly, the 1st time I thought it was ok, but for the whole game it was unproffesional and annoying. Sean Elliot is the worst combination of broadcaster, bias & just terrible.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    It is funny though. And if they do get their own reality show (which I read about being in preproduction) it definitely rings true. She’s a reality wh*re. He’s being dragged into it. Poor Lamar.

  • Jackie Moon

    • “One Heat Wonder”

  • http://slamonline.com nate

    Heatles is the worst name ever lol . P.s. Bulls have the best announcers stacey king and Niel Funk

  • dsleepy

    @izzo: yes, and that writer’s name is LeBron James.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    I didn’t think it was funny, but I dislike Elliot as a broadcaster. I have read something about that, but how will that make him Mr Kardashian? In reference to ‘Lamar being dragged in’, my girl watches their show constantly, and whenever I have seen it Lamar always comes off well.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Yeah, but he’s on there. Dude has a great career on his own. Why does he need to be lumped in with those nincompoops in a televised forum. He’s already part of their girl group in real life. If he wants to be the black Bruce Jenner, then fu*k it, I guess he will be.

  • JTaylor21

    The worst announcer by far is Reggie Miller. Dude says the most corniest ish at the wrong time, it seems like he just went on urban dictonary before each game to fill up on his “street” slang. Plus his voice makes me want to go in the garage and sit in the car with the engine running. I rather listen to his sister anyday over his bucketmouth a**

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    the warrior announcers are great, too

  • OvaChicken

    Who was the shockingly funny Seattle Sonics announcer when Kemp & GP ran tings i think he done thunder games too ?

  • HEHATEME

    LeBron Needs to be In the DUNK CONTEST!

  • Jackie Moon

    Clippers are most unbiased announcers. Maybe because they’re used to not having a chance to win, so they don’t have any bitterness to cloud their perception of opposing players.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I like Reggie Miller as an announcer.

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    The Kings announcers give the best nicknames by far.
    -Jon Brockman: “Brockness Monster”
    -Beno Udrih: “Beno with the Draino”
    -Tyreke Evans “Rekeing Havoc”
    -Mike Bibby: “Bibbalicious”
    -Omri Casspi and Francisco Garcia: “Butch Casspi and the Cisco Kid”

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    The Beatles were overrated? YEAAH, OK.
    If your favorite rock band wasn’t influenced by the Beatles, then they were influenced by another band that WAS influenced by the Beatles. TRUST.
    As for the Heatles – meh. Just another nickname. Remember there were tons of nicknames for the Celtics three a few seasons ago.
    And the Heat are hot on the road, but their crowds still suck (sorry Eboy)

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    *home crowds

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Reason why the Beatles are the best: They did stuff nobody had ever seen before. The very foundations of all Rock music can be found in Sgt Peppers (not to mention Highway 61 Revisited but that’s beside the point). Every famous band from the late 60′s early 70′s would cite the Beatles as an influence. If not, they might cite the Stones or the Who, both bands who drew much of their style from the Beatles as well.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Joe A. The Beatles were great but they are definitely not the best. Well, imo obviously. The Velvet Underground also > The Beatles. Though it doesn’t make sense to compare them.
    And MARTEY makes a great point. I wouldn’t go out and diss them like that but the media (Rollingstone) hype has gotten pretty ridiculous. According to Rollingstone, the Beatles have made 4 out of 10 of the greatest albums of all time…

  • MUBWAR

    When the Heat defeat (in the Finals offcourse)the Spurs in 6 games, The Heatles will be the new it thing.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    I agree he doesn’t need to be on there, he’s made a great life for himself off his own back. I don’t dislike the Kardashians (as they come off in their show) and Chloe seems like a cool girl, plus Lamar being on it makes it bearable for me when my girl has it on loop. Bruce Jenner also comes off well on the show. Lamar appearing on it only helps his career if you ask me.
    On a side note, we may have veered down the wrong path discussing the Kardashian show lol.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I hope the Heatles name goes away by the end of this week.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    That’s the second time I see someone say Clippers announcers are most unbiased. I disagree. Hamed Haddadi would too.
    The play-by-play dude is great, he’s been doing it for a long time, but their color guy sucks. He was going on like the Clips won the title when they beat my Bulls.
    Best announcers are the Nets’. Hands down. Marv Albert and Mike Fratello. It’s like having a nationally televised game every game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Perhaps, but the Beatles and 60′s/70′s rock music is being discussed too, so let’s just call this a pop culture/basketball comment section and keep it moving!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I just looked up this ‘Willow Smith’ and am appalled.

  • MARTEY

    @Caboose: Actually bro, the very cornerstones of Rock are found in Ike Turner and Bo Diddley records. Paul McCartney himself will tell you that. Don’t believe the hype. Nothing they did was new, fresh maybe. The same girls that had the fab four posters on their walls are the writers of today given them all this hyper praise. Trust me you’ll understand this phenomenon in 20 years when you find yourself trying to explain to youngens that Justin Timberlake wasn’t the greatest of this era.

  • MARTEY

    now back to bball

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Martey, you’re misguided. I like your ability to make an argument though.

  • izzo

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that both LeBron and the Beatles are good in their respective fields. Both achieved a level of unprecedented greatness at a young age, were both highly influential in some aspects and ineffective in others. Both their most ardent fans and detractors are hugely annoying. Both have been the subject of so much discussion and attention that they almost transcend being a band/player and it’s pointless at times to even talk about them as such. You’re never really going to have a worthwhile discussion about LeBron’s skills or the Beatles music.
    Also: a little known fact: LeBron is also Liverpudlian.

  • MARTEY

    @ Eboy: Not misguided at all. Thanks for the condescending compliment though. I actually think Paul and John evolved from pop singers to become two of the greatest writers. But you know there’s difference between acknowledging greatness and deification. But then again you are a Miami fan.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Martey, I actually wasn’t trying to be condescending. You referenced Ike Turner as a cornerstone of rock music. That destroyed your own argument. I’d love to battle this out for days, but the regulars will be pis*ed if it continues.

  • Stillballin

    I beat lebron have the beatles in his iPod.. Hehe.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    If you didn’t go directly to Little Richard first, as the top influence on John Lennon or Paul McCartney, you might need to drive around this temporary musical roadblock.

  • izzo

    Eboy: I’m sure Martey meant Ike Turner in that he made one of (if not the) first Rock N Roll records. If that doesn’t make you influential and a cornerstone, I’m not sure what does.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    The Miami Skeet-Skeet Skeetles!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com rudy

    I agree with Caboose, I think the Kings have the best home announcers. But we also have the worst team, so you know how that goes.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Have I destroyed this thread yet like the guy who commented as me at 11:30 — using yahoo as the website — said that I would?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    izzo, that information is golden….but….the Beatles always cited, in the press, that Elvis, Little Richard, Sonny Boy Williamson, Sun House, etc. were their biggest influences. I haven’t read every article ever written about them, but among the 100′s I have, I never saw them mention Ike Turner. That’s what I meant in reference to Martey’s comment. It wasn’t meant to be demeaning to his example….just to his relevance to the Beatles is all.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    And again, I haven’t seen everything written about them, I’m just going off my current knowledge.

  • http://nicekicks.com Meloman2.0

    reggie miller is THE worst for he simple fact that he only does big games, which often consist of big moments, moments Reggie intends on screwing up for he average basketball fan

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Since LBJ refers to them as the Healtes, Jay-Z must be Miami’s Aleister Crowley?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Wrong British rock band, Bron.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Right British rock band, E.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Unless Led Zeppelin merged with the Beatles, I must be missing something.

  • Eddie

    Eboy shut up! COT DAMN!

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Maybe you need to read a couple more things on the Beatles then.

  • Jackie Moon

    @Enigmatic – Marv and Fratello are very good, too bad the team isn’t. And yes, I should have said Ralph Lawler only for the Clippers.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I know what you are referencing, but I think that was done for shock value at the time of the release of that record, Bron.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    “The whole Beatle idea was to do what you want, right? To take your own responsibility, do what you want and try not to harm other people, right? DO WHAT THOU WILST…” (The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono”, by David Sheff and G. Barry Golson, p. 61)

  • Cizzo

    Lebron is a Beotch, and Chris Bosh is the from the Naaboo Tribe, D Wade think he’s Man pretty.

  • Jackie Moon

    Saying the Beatles are the best band ever is like saying Michael Jordan is the best basketball player ever. Most people will agree with you, especially if they know little about music or basketball (which is NOT the same thing as saying you know little about music or basketball if you think the Beatles or MJ are the best). It’s the easy way to go, and no one will argue with you.

  • MARTEY

    @ Izzo: Exactly, the reference to Ike Turner was more in regards to his sound, Rocket 88 is considered the first rock song, and the cadence and style of play influenced many after. Paul McCartney stated that he and John use to listen to these tracks, as well as the Platters, etc. The point was just as a response to Caboose at 1:43 saying the stuff they did was never seen before, which is never the case in pop music. Often pop music just takes something happening underground and brings it to more viewers, like MJ with his moonwalk. It was seen before, just not by so many people. And Jackie Moon makes a lot of sense. Anyways, Gabriele Union is Yoko “Dwyane, I think the offense should run through you”

  • MARTEY

    and this is by far the most confusing comment section ever. Beatles, Heat, favorite announcers. It’s like a barbershop in here

  • JTaylor21

    I’ve never gotten what the hype was all about the beatles. I mean they probably stole their style for another unknown rock group and then became famous of that style, the same way Elvis thieving a** stole most of his moves and style from lesser known black musicians. Also just because alot of people listened to them and bought their records doesn’t mean they are the best group of all-time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com clutch23

    cosign ^

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Judas Heat?
    Heat Sabbath?
    Ac/HeatC?

  • K boogie

    Lebron Lennon

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    AC/HeatC is nice.

  • K boogie

    Bron D.and C.?

  • K boogie

    Miami Pound Machine

  • Nikeman

    The Heatles: In my opinion it is kind of corny, and pointless. Just cause he is LeBron, and they have wade and bosh, doesn’t mean they can name themselves after a great rock group, the beatles, the best in history. He just does this cause he is kind of stuck up, and thinks his team is number one. The turth is, they are probably not going to win the championship, lebron, wade, bosh, are not going to play for the US National Team, and I doubt they will even get to the easter conference championship. With the magic, celtics, sixers, wizards, hawks, even the bobcats, they are just gonna get 48 wins or so this yea.r Then when you add up all the teams in the west, the spurs, lakers, mavs, suns, they will get demolished by any of those. It might be funyn and creative, but it might even be plaigerism. Thats all.

  • MARTEY

    The Miami SOUND machine are the HEAT fans in this comment section. And Gloria Estefan is….

  • K boogie

    3 Live Crew

  • Noel

    Back Heat Boys

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Lil’ Bron and the South Beach Boys

  • izzo

    LeBron James and the Heat Street Band?

  • unrel

    all announcers suck compared to Chick Hearn..

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Noel for the win. Lebron wasn’t serious, so why are all of you? I’ll take boredom for 500 Alex Trebec.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Oh look, I got the Daily Double.

  • http://crawfordbryan15@yahoo.com Bryan Crawford

    Well, maybe I won’t destroy it. Pick and choose my battles. I’ll be back.

  • Jackie Moon

    I like Noel’s nickname.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Little richard, buddy guy, and yes, ike turner were pillars upon which rock music was built. …… Louie jordan. … Sam cooke!!!!!!!!

  • http://crawfordbryan15@yahoo.com Bryan Crawford

    You know eff that. I want to say sorry to everybody I might have gone in on. I don’t be meaning those mean things that I say. Its just that I’ve been a little depressed. You know, “nerve” or whoever he calls himself has me looking like whatever. Hope you biyatches understand.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Yo allen, you like zydeco?

  • http://crawfordbryan15@yahoo.com Bryan Crawford

    Tarzan, Allen, I love you guys. Especially Allen. I just want to be you. You are the reason I do what I do, baby girl.

  • K boogie

    Noel is the winner. Back Heat Boys it is.

  • http://brimartin13@gmail.com Brion

    All the commentators make me miss Kevin Colabro. He rocked it every game for the Sonics.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Back Heat Boys it is… For all the wrong reasons though.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Johnny Red Kerr FTW

  • K boogie

    Lol, Well of course it is. @ Spaceship Jay

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    It’s nice to know that I have an imposter again, LOL.
    If I were a betting man, I’d wager it was the same person who’s shown time and again at how obsessed they are with me.
    I’m truly amazed at the consistent ignorance and stupidity of some people.
    I’m surprised they can even dress themselves or tie their own shoes.

  • http://sjfklfsl.com Jukai

    Bryan: can’t someone at slam just ban them? What the hell is the holdup with that?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Tarzan
    Nah, never got into Zydeco.
    I got busy at work and had to leave the commenting to the rest of you, but this has definitely been an eclectic mixture of thoughts.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Juks, banning is pointless when you can just come up with another handle, or, you know, post under someone else’s name.
    The sad part about imposters is this:
    1. They’re cowards.
    2. If you’re posting as someone and saying things that are out of the norm from what that person would say, while you may think it’s funny, the reality is you’re not fooling anyone by posing as that person.
    It’s all good though, I know who it is… It’s nothing.
    A troll is going to be a troll regardless.

  • http://www.twitter.com/AllBall247 AllBall247

    In reference to Bryans 2., I never get that, at least make it believable if your going to post as someone else! Also, can’t SLAMonline organise a simple log-in/password system?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    AB247, it’s not that serious.
    Trolls are more of a nuisance than a real problem and they either go away or people just ignore them and act like they don’t exist.
    Responding to a troll empowers them, so if you just ignore it then you show them what’s real which is whatever they have to say is of little consequence and isn’t worth acknowledging.
    Besides, 99% of commenters use this section for what it was intended for anyway, to talk basketball.

  • http://www.iowsports.com/ Blue

    Little Richard, Ike, Sam Cooke..these are the Bill Russells, Oacar Robertsons, and George Mikans of music. The Beatles are the Michael Jordan in that after they came out, everybody wanted to copy their style.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Co-sign AllBall. If commenters were requires to log in with a password, all this would cease. The way people are commenting on here posing as others, this is madness (THIS IS SPARTA!)

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    The Hate. Thats what the heat should be called. That’s what they elicit, whether for them, or the people hating on them….all they bring out of people is hate. and it sounds like a band

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Ok, that post by Blue was actually me.

  • Mr. Robinson

    The band I’m into lately is U2. Those guys are pretty good. I like alot of groups, though. @Bryan Crawford: You ight or might not tell me, but who the hell is that dude? You guys have to know who it is. Ill even pay a fee to find out who it is. I think its Jtaylor

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Mr. Robinson, I don’t know “who” it is, but I know which commenter it is that posted as me today.
    It’s that dude who’s obsessed with me. You know, THAT guy.
    He gave himself away and made it too easy to figure out that it was him.
    Like I said though, it’s nothing.

  • Mr. Robinson

    ^Yeah, I feel you man. Like I said before you guys be handling business and I hope that “these dudes” dont mess up you all concentration. Kudos, my dude. and enigmatic” and “allball24″ made a great suggestion.

  • http://slamonline.com kobehater

    LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hope now hurts there ankles jumping off tht laker bandwagon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KOBE Suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    @Mr. Robinson: Preciate it, bro.

  • the nerve

    alright bryan. that was me. i meant for u to know it was me. it aint hard to sound like anybody up here. u know that. thats about a earlier point u tried to make. u were me last night. im u 2nite. anyway i wont do that as long as u dont do that. it dont matter to me either way tho. but ima get serious w/u 4 a minute. a while back, slam was a respected site. it still is now. ive been down since the beginning. u dont know that tho. and the reason im telling you this is becuz theres a few things that need to be said

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Ha, what a coincidence. My ipod is playing DMX’s “Here We Go Again”…

  • http://slamonline.com Eboy

    I don’t know $h!t about music or basketball.

  • the nerve

    u constantly come up on slam talkin about how people troll and what the right and wrong thing to say. so why when a clown come up here and sound like clown, u diss him. blackphantom. u know he just tryin 2 be part of the club, that young dude. how can that not be a double standard? then when somebody like “the nerve” REALLY go in now all of the sudden u get funny? is that weird on yer part? to be able to freely do something that somebody else shouldnt do according 2 u? anyway my main point of this whole thing is, whenever i see u clown some dumbass 4 no reason, i clown u in response. that all. i aint got nuthin personally against u. u just b wrong sometimes. like 4 real. so, you know.
    call it “obsession” “groupie – ism” whatever. just be ready to get clowned when you go at somebody (TROLLING) 4 no reason.

  • JTaylor21

    There you go Mrs. Robison, looking like a fool again. I think it’s jtaylor my a**. Since when was it fashionable for males to talk more than females? Bucketmouth clown.

  • DeeDre

    Its funny how every single article about the Heat on here gets 100+ comments every time, no matter how trivial. “Lebron James has……a cell phone?” 151 comments. Read more….

  • Mr. Robinson

    Calm down Taylor. You just came into your own like, yesterday. Eboy still has your wallet.

  • hillbilly

    @DeeDre If you wanna see something really funny, go to YouTube and check out the hot, new video featuring LeBron’s birthday cake. (((SPOILER ALERT!!!))) Around the twenty-six second mark, a semi-nude Chris Bosh pops out of the cake & shrieks, “I’m a Witness!”. (no fake)

  • Mr. Robinson

    And everybody already know that you were the one who made tha holacaust comment. And everybody already know that you’re “kobehater”. so stfu

  • http://Slam Bron Bron

    Haters you can KILL YOURSELF!!! STFU LeBron Haters your not hurting no one but wasteing your time its not like LeBron will actually see the comments and if he does well hes probaly thankful that you at least no who he is stop being jealous and stop making exuses!!!!

  • doyouwantmore

    The Beatles were basically a constructed boy-band mass marketed to sell albums to teenage girls with brand new purchasing power. So basically all these music lovers and indie bands are copying the 50′s Backstreet Boys.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Caboose, why you basically copying my post? Jk, u good. Sam cooke is that dude!!! Johnnie taylor too. ………. ….. .. Idk whats been going on between crawford and nerve, but that was by far the most eloquent nerve has ever been, so, I doubt it was him. But he does have nerves reasoning. …. Idk or care, its just funny, sometimes. Now it mostly just weird

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Doyouwantmore, actually the beatles started out as a grimy band playing in dirty stankin clubs. ….. Yes, they later became the squeaky kids u saw on ed sullivan. But they didnt start like that.

  • JTaylor21

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Yeah nerve, I saw your comment yesterday where you accused me of posting as you. I ignored it because that’s not how I get down.
    You look stupid on your own and you clown yourself to the point that I don’t need to do it for you. You can think it was me all you want, but unless you think I’m the only one that doesn’t care for you then you sir are sadly mistaken.
    That’s childish and I don’t play those games so get that straight. You ain’t that major, pimp. Know this.
    You feel the need to protect and stand up for people in here. That’s stupid too.
    If people have a problem with what I say to or about them, they know how to speak for themselves I would imagine. Not once have I seen anyone thank you for standing up to me on their behalf.
    No, you engage me because you like it, not because anybody asked for your help. You do it because it somehow makes you feel good about yourself. That’s why I ignore you even though you try so hard to get my attention.
    As far as I’m concerned, unless I address or engage you directly, any keystrokes you spend on me is a waste of your time.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    You what supercorny movie has an amazing soundtrack? Jingle all the way. That bowl of cinematic diarrhea belies the awesome soundtrack.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    How crazy would it be if we found out nerve and Bryan Crawford were really the same person? Like a split-personality, Gollum/Smeagol type thing?
    Sorry y’all, I watch too many movies.

  • the nerve

    maybe it wasnt u. but i’ll do like u do to people n call u a liar. not lookin 4 gratitude. not in it 4 that. besides, n teddy said thanx. call it stupid. its cool. thats what u need 4 ur therapy. insult people. u jus need 2 do that. one more thing. lots of chumps up here DONT know how to respond 2 u. they might be in awe or shock that u would diss them 4 no reason. so they come back w/a wack comeback. those r da ones u target. the weak minded. cats who cant engage. its obvious bryan. n im still bein real w/u. u the only slam writer dude who will target somebody who u think wont git in urass. u act like u tryin to b “this certain kind of dude”. so i understand ur point u try 2 make cuz it make me look all crazy in a way defending deez clownz. idgaf bout all that. i know im crazy long time ago. but we all r. even u. so,

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I’d like to play the nerve in Scrabble.

  • the nerve

    waddup e

  • JeffOG

    @ Caboose: Sorry, but whenever I look at the Beatles (whom I love) and Elvis (yuck) I see what type of success can be acheived when Black art is taken by others with more mass appeal. Eminem is the better comparison. He is super talented and is among the greatest selling rappers of all time. If he were to die today, and people started calling him the greatest twenty years from now, it would be the same situation as the Beatles and Elvis. All are crazy talented, but NONE are the greatest ever.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Still going in on my boy BC, huh? You cats are funny as fu$k.

  • http://sjfklfsl.com Jukai

    Bryan: I’m sure you can ban via IP. Sure, there are easy ways around that, but it makes it a pain for someone to try and do it

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Jukai, when someone openly acknowledges having a messed up life and freely admits to being crazy, you take them at their word and you let them do their thing.
    Usually I feel pity for people like that, but when they’re belligerent and disrespectful a-holes, I could care less about their personal problems and whatever it is that they’re going through.

  • the nerve

    nah e, ima leave him alone cuz i really dont wanna dumb this site down more than i already did. i mad my points. n they good points. i prolly stop comin up here tho. maybe 1ce in a while 2 see if they banned me. i’ll say this n this will prolly be it up here. u know better than anybody else that this shtt aint what it used 2 be. so on dat note PACE!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    The nerve actually made some valid points this evening without mentioning BC.

  • the nerve

    i thought U were the “king ass hole” u said it not me. but 4 real im out. 4real u walkin contradiction cabrini ass nicka

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    You won’t be missed…

  • robb

    Lebron James is Ring-O actually.

  • the nerve

    i is leavin da site cuz mmy ignant self cant conversate without soundin like i only got a grade skool edumacation. IM OUT NUKKAS!!!

  • the nerve

    Oh, 1 more thing 4 yall. yall got my username n email n all that. so if u ever wanna sound like u got ballz n shtt w/o exposin ur tru self, use “the nerve” name so yall sound like yall tuff.
    Aight peace

  • http://sjfklfsl.com Jukai

    I just realized that Bryan doesn’t want to ban The Nerve for impersonating him because he’s impersonating The Nerve. Sigh… and Myles/Ryan accuse the commenters of dumbing the website down.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    The Beatles started out definitely riffing on the style black artists had invented, and some of their biggest hits from their first album were covers. However, it IS wrong to say that all they did was steal music from black artists, like JTaylor (who probably hasn’t listened to more than 5 Beatles songs) falsely accused them of doing. Unlike Elvis, Lennon/McCartney/Harrison WERE talented songwriters of their own who DID influence a generation of bands and artists. I realize they’ve been ridiculously hyped up, but saying they weren’t that great because African-Americans inventing rock & roll makes absolutely no sense. At all.

  • gunrex

    sounds like a,Le-curse to me

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I think people have neglected to mention James Brown in this comment thread…

  • Justin

    Kevin Calabro was horrible. There aren’t a lot of very good announcers which is why they are local. Tommy Heinson might just be the worst though. Listening to him beg for calls and making the most overrated player in NBA history, Paul Pierce, sound like he’s a legend is beyond brutal.
    @Jackie Moon…the reason nobody will argue when people say Michael Jordan is the best basketball player ever is because HE IS!

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Jukai, I thought you way smarter than that… But I guess not.

  • Joe A

    @ Teddy, I mentioned James Brown at 11:37am. Real recognize real. Anyway, this is the most bizarre comment section I’ve ever seen. Some basketball talk, some music talk, announcer talk, and some bizarre melodrama that I think I’m better off not trying to understand.

  • JeffOG

    My apologies for not mention the REAL king of Rock N’ Roll…James Brown.

  • JeffOG

    I meant ‘mentioning’

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    The music conversation was good.
    Agree with most every piece of commentary regarding the music.
    @Mr. Robinson: I am a fan of U2 as well. In my opinion, they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    phil, i just lost a ton of respect for you. u2? wow.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Ah, sorry Joe A. Real recognize real indeed. Same to JeffOG. Haha.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Tarzan:
    I said, “one of the greatest”. They really are. Bono is the truth. His clout. Clayton, Edge. My musical preferences are very, very wide ranging.
    But yes, U2 is a great, great band. A lot passion, those guys.
    I like many rock groups, though. Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses. Live, Soundgarten, the list goes on, and on. On the sly, I am a “music” guy. Many of us are, as it turns out.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    live and soundgarden, throwback! sonic youth? ……. u2 is total crap homie. youre better than that phil, well,, maybe not.

  • robb

    well u2′s a watered down band right now, but they remain one of the greatest bands of all time no doubt. And they are killer live.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    no robb, they are not one of the greatest bands of all time. ….. maybe they are if you just parrot whatever the goofy dorky white writers say about them. if you do alot of music research on your own, you will find that u2 is commercialized, processed, homogenized and pasteurized for your safety. they are beyond terrible.

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Ain’t nothing wrong with U2, at least they make real music. Can we all agree that the Pop artists of today (Bieber, Cyrus, Swift) are not even close to the true Rock bands (Beatles, Who, Stones, Dylan, Zepplin, etc) or even the older pop rock bands (Boston, Foreigner, Journey, Queen, REO Speedwagon)?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Agreed, but way different styles of music, Caboose.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    BTW not all indie bands are Beatles knock-offs, doyouwantmore.. Only a few, actually.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I’ve never really been into U2, but out of curiosity, how many of their songs have you actually heard, Tarzan? Or do you only dislike U2 because of their commercial popularity?

  • Jackie Moon

    Pixies.

  • http://sjfklfsl.com Jukai

    Back in the day, U2 actually sung about stuff that people didn’t want to hear on the radio. Nowadays, they’ve pretty much sold out though. It’s cool, Bono needs his money.

  • Justin

    U2 was great back in the Joshua Tree days but in the past 10 years I haven’t been as big of a fan. There is no doubt, however, that they are one of the greatest bands of all time. Anyone who doesn’t think so is kidding themselves. Caboose, you can’t really compare pop stars to rock bands though. Like Teddy said, it’s a totally different thing. Why not compare Eminem to the Rolling Stones? (I’ll take Eminem by the way. lol)

  • http://slamonline.com TheTruth

    Man forget all you guys Glassjaw is the greatest band ever!

  • readin at work

    i can’t say i know the beatles. I grew up in the backstreet boys era!

  • Hambone

    how about hoverated,big headed, hassholes?

  • Mike from Spain

    I think Lebron should name his team after some more muscular band, something like a funk rock or metal outfit… I don’t know that many so it’s your call. I just don’t think the analogy with a British pop band characterized by catchy tunes first and psychedelic stuff later reflects what the Heat are.

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to compare them. I was just saying that the pop music of 30 years ago is superior to the pop of today.

  • Nino

    Wade as Paul, LeBron as John, Bosh as George, and Miller as Ringo? At least that’s how this shirt has them … http://www.spreadshirt.com/-C3380A6470411

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