Scarborough: Obama Like LeBron James — Both Fail

Monday, 19 Sep 2011 04:22 PM

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Joe Scarborough, host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, equates President Barack Obama with basketball star LeBron James. And it’s not a flattering narrative.

“Like King James, the president was blessed early with a remarkable set of skills that quickly became the envy of mere mortals. Both men were bona fide superstars who could move faster, play smarter and thrill audiences more than all other opponents in sports arenas or at political conventions,” Scarborough writes on Politico.

“Obama, like James, moved ruthlessly through suitors, dumping loyal supporters along the way when it served his larger purpose: to get into the big game . . . Despite both men’s abundance of promise and surplus of confidence, they are now bound — not by greatness — but by their own collapse when the klieg lights burned at their brightest.”

James, who bolted from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Miami before the last season in part because he thought he was aligning with a winner, and his Miami Heat lost the NBA finals to Dallas in June.

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