View Full Version : "The Whore Of Akron" New Book Will Come Out In November

10-31-2011, 08:34 PM

Scott Raab who writes for Esquire and was famously banned from Miami Heat home games (as a credentialed writer, anyway)


Scott Raab, was one of LeBron’s biggest detractors when the Queen 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.


10-31-2011, 08:37 PM
and why is this thread worthy?

10-31-2011, 08:39 PM
I see no way possible this leads to good discussion about the NBA.