NBA Cleveland Cavalier’s fan celebrates.
Millions of Christians around the world are waiting for the Rapture and the return of King Jesus. But for residents of Cleveland, Ohio, the rapture has already taken place and the King has returned. Make that King James. LeBron James, more recently of the NBA’s Miami Heat, has returned to the where he started his NBA career seven years ago. The rust-belt city finally has something to cheer about. The man some believe is currently the best basketball player in the world will be playing next season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the era of free-agency, that’s sports. No player stays anywhere for long if enough money calls him elsewhere. And LeBron James is no exception, despite his publicity agent’s spin on James’ expressed desire to return to his roots and raise his family where, as he put it, “there’s no better place to grow up.”
I don’t have a dog in this hunt, so que sera sera. My issue is with the messianic mentality attached to LeBron. Look at the photo above? The outstretched arms of atonement. The not-so-subtle heading of the poster, “The KING has returned.” The weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal declaring the “Second Coming.” This is all about sports, and I suppose some fans are entitled to a bit of hyperbole. But the blasphemous overtones are too much for me to take. The fact that a mere basketball player — A BASKETBALL PLAYER!! — could be compared in the same breath with the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Great I Am, the Creator, the Logos, the Lord and Savior of all mankind is sickening. And it is a sign of how far we’ve gone as a culture to tolerate such sacrilege.
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