Tag Archives: Lebron James

The Return of King James

Lebron’s return to Cleveland is like Odysseus’ return to Ithaka.

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Lebron James, Poetry in Motion

A Kent Cartright poem to celebrate Lebron’s 61 points.

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Please, Writers–More Complex Narratives

Sports narratives that look only at winning and losing are simplistic and misleading.

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Lebron Explodes for Epic Performance

Lebron’s third quarter explosion against Indiana on Thursday night was Homeric.

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Chicago’s Harpies Take Down LeBron

The thuggish way that the Chicago Bulls ended the Miami Heat’s streak recalls Oliver Wendell Holmes’s “harpies of the shore.”

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LeBron Toys with Foes as Gods with Lear

Lebron James is to opponents as the gods are to King Lear.

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“Hunger Games” a Key to LeBron’s Win

LeBron James may love “The Hunger Games” because he sees in it his own struggles with the NBA.

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Epic Poetry, King James Version

Through his nickname, Lebron James invites associations with the King James Version of the Bible.

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James as Telemachus to Wade’s Odysseus

Lebron James is not the king but the sidekick, not Michael Jordan but Scottie Pippen. In literary terms, he is not King Odysseus but Prince Telemachus. His teammate Dwyane Wade is the king of the franchise.

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Using Beowulf to Defend Lebron

Sports Saturday Lebron James has been taking a lot of heat recently for joining the Miami basketball team. (Did you catch the pun?) This past trading season was termed “the Lebron Sweepstakes,” and teams from around the country trekked to Cleveland to play court to “King James.” James made the occasion particularly gaudy by persuading […]

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