Tag: Scott Raab

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Video: Author delivers “Whore of Akron” book to LeBron


We’ve already given you some excerpts from Scott Raab’s book “The Whore of Akron” where the Cleveland native slams LeBron James (but really spends most of the book talking about his personal demons and issues). If you want to know more, our man John Krolik did a fantastic review of it.

Raab decided he wanted to give a copy of the book to LeBron, so he went to the star’s home. No, you don’t get to walk up to the door of LeBron’s house, he leaves it for him with a security guard at the gate. Still, pretty amusing.

Hat tip to Eye on Basketball.

One book that will not be a love letter to LeBron


Scott Raab of Esquire is harder on LeBron James than just about anyone – when it was announced that LeBron was nominated for the TIME Man of the Year award, he mentioned that Hitler was nominated for it once.

Or, you can get a feel for his take on James by reading this latest piece for Esquire about his trip to see James and the Heat play the Raptors, filled with Ahab and Moby Dick references. Or just follow Raab on twitter, where he called James “The whore of Akron.”

Now, as noted at Sports Illustrated (via TrueHoop), Raab is going to be writing a book that is a “meditation on Cleveland and loyalty and fanhood.” Yeah, we see where that is going. Here is what he told SI:

“I’m not looking for a showdown at the O.K. Corral,” Raab said. “To the extent that Twitter is a persona, that’s where the persona is. The only thing I really want to ask LeBron is what do you tell the kid who is growing up in Cleveland who loved you and felt he was part of something special because you were The Man? The whole idea of fanhood on the face of it is silly, but it is no less real. What he put the town through, I am very angry about.”

Say it ain’t so Joe. Er, LeBron.

Sports themes can be so cyclical.