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‘The Whore of Akron': three guesses what this book is about

Jul 8, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

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Let’s celebrate the one-year anniversary of LeBron James’ The Decision with a nice book. Whoa!

Scott Raab, who is from Cleveland, was one of LeBron’s biggest detractors when the King went on television to announce he was taking his talents to South Beach. And since Raab writes for Esquire, his views on the subject are well known. His series on the ESPN Decision debacle and aftermath oozed animosity and dripped disdain, and in case you didn’t get the message, he’s also written a book about it. And why not call it The Whore of Akron, a phrase Raab coined in Esquire?

Raab was famously banned from Miami Heat home games (as a credentialed writer, anyway) for, presumably, the ‘Whore of Akron’ thing. What was it that Mark Twain said about picking fights with people who buy ink by the barrel? Increase that sentiment twenty-fold when you add Amazon.com to the equation. There’s also something from The Godfather about keeping your friends close, but your enemies closer. It seems that the Heat organization doesn’t pay a lot of attention to pop culture. Too bad: they’re about to get skewered. Again.

The book is due out in November. From the Amazon site:

Product Description: Book description to come.

Oh, don’t bother. We have a pretty good idea.

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“The Whore Of Akron” Is An Interesting Title For A Book About LeBron James [Sports Grid]

  1. firerosenthalthebastard - Jul 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    What is this amateur hour? When you post a link make it appear in a new tab.