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'Whore of Akron' author goes to LeBron's house

Posted on: November 7, 2011 3:21 pm
Edited on: November 7, 2011 3:21 pm
Posted by Royce Young

A lot of people took LeBron leaving Cleveland for the Heat last summer hard. Dan Gilbert, most obviously. But fans burned jerseys in the streets, burned headbands and basically cursed the name of the man they cheered relentlessly for seven years.

But nobody took it harder than author Scott Raab, who wrote a book called The Whore of Akron. Which as you might have guessed, it all about LeBron. In the book, Raab even wishes a career-ending injury upon LeBron.

Raab hasn't gotten along well with LeBron or the Heat's PR people since he started his book last summer, even finding himself banned from Heat games. He even had "Quitness" shaved into his hair before LeBron's return to Cleveland. So in a clever promotional move, Raab took it all to the next level, attempting to hand deliver his book -- again, titled The Whore of Akron -- to LeBron's house.

Raab signed it: "To LeBron: With gratitude for making it possible." Aww, how sweet.


Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:23 pm

'Whore of Akron' author goes to LeBron's house

It's all fun and games until this creeper tries to physically harm LeBron...which is exactly where this is heading.

Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:15 am

'Whore of Akron' author goes to LeBron's house

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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:14 am

Glad he doesn't work at the Post Office

I won't bother to read this, or ever put a penny in his pocket, but the description makes it look like this guy is a great marketer.  Anyone who can disguise a series of personal attacks as a "book" and actually get it sold is extremely intelligent on some level.  
There is one disturbing possibility here, though.  What if the "author" is a dangerous person whose link to reality has been severed, and who might actually follow through and cause bodily harm to LBJ?  Wishing injury on a player is crossing a line that really should never be crossed in print.  
I hope Cleveland fans are intelligent enough to boycott this book.  Then again, I hope that I win Powerball twice a week, too, and that hasn't worked out very well yet.


Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 8:13 pm

'Whore of Akron' author goes to LeBron's house

This guy needs psycological help asap, lebron should be worried about this guy cause anyone who takes the time to write books like this then show up to his house is dangerous.

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 6:11 pm

'Whore of Akron' author pimps his book

The whole idea of hating someone because he left one place to play in another is childish. But this:
Raab even wishes a career-ending injury upon LeBron.
reveals far more about the author than the subject. Who is this book aimed at? Even Cleveland fans do not need to waste their money on such diatribe. It is sufficient to label the author according to his own label - a person who preys on another's misery. A writer that has forgotten how to write the truth. I can assure you I will not click on that author's page, nor buy or read his book. Surrounded by so much positive I do not need to wallow in his pig stye, no matter who he claims is in there with him. Let the buyer beware.

And isn't it time to let go of all the garbage anyway? The players are fighting for the new CBA and demanding the right to move wherever they wish. The owners would love to keep their drafted players for their whole career. If you must have anger toward anyone, why not toward Billy Hunter who has authored this right?

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