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    ESPN Suspends Dan LeBatard for LeBron-trolling billboard

    The network released a statement about the suspension on Thursday.

    “Dan LeBatard will be off the air for two days, returning Monday. His recent stunt does not reflect ESPN’s standards and brand. Additionally, we were not made aware of his plans in advance.”

    It’s just fun anarchy. All meant in fun — which, of course, will turn into Cleveland people getting filled with rage, poison and irrational hostility and want to use those billboards as a guillotine. Sports are so great, the more irrational the better. This is a publicity stunt disguised as a movement. Please don’t tell anyone there is no actual movement.



    ESPN needs to get off of LeBron's nuts.

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    if it was any other network would have gotten a raise rather than suspension


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    Good. He and SAS both need to go, permanently though. Not just for a few days.
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    thats what happens when you mess with royalty.

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    I mean I hate LeBatard and his stupid show, but espn is just kissing lebron's butt with this suspension

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    They should just have Papi LeBatard solo-run Highly Questionable for the two days that Dan is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunFactor187 View Post
    They should just have Papi LeBatard solo-run Highly Questionable for the two days that Dan is gone.
    coming up in my son's tv show...

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    two day vacation

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    Weeeeeaaaaaak

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    LeBron is back to being the golden child

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    Espn needs to take lebrons dick out their mouths

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    Surprised they didn't give him a raise, considering LeBron chose SI over them to announce his return.

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    LeBatard is annoying, his show is seriously juvenile and his antics have gotten old. I feel like everything he does is a publicity stunt, like giving away his HOF vote. This guy reeks of unprofessionalism. And why the hell is he always screaming? That Miami cocaine, I'd imagine.

    He needs to be fired, he and Stephen A, as someone else mentioned.

    While they're at it, axe Bayless and Woody Paige along with them.

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    No matter how big of a douche he is, this is ****ing stupid.

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    Nothing surprising there.

    As a company, ESPN isn't looking to antagonize Lebron or Cavs fans. The stunt is cute, but money is money and access to Lebron and the Cavs as well as the support of the Cleveland fan base is worth far more money to ESPN than what LeBatard earns them with an extra prank.

    As for the SI exclusive, I expect this response is partially because ESPN was completely frozen out of from Lebron's camp during FA.

    ESPN banks a lot of its credibility on having access to teams and their players. It's why they rarely rock the boat like with the Knicks' formerly draconian media policies, almost never call out officiating, and tend to toss softball questions at most players.
    J.R. Smith: "They were pretty much scoring at will. Especially my guy. I don't know what the hell I was doing on defense."

    Raymond Felton : "The play was give the ball to Melo."

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