Listen up, fools, because Jim Brown has some opinions he'd like you to hear... but only if they go unchallenged.
About a week ago, football legend Jim Brown told Baltimore radio station WVIE-AM that he thought LeBron James was going to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers because he felt James was being treated "unfairly" by Cleveland fans. A quasi-interesting piece of information since it comes from a man who was part of the last team to win a championship in that town with the 1964 Cleveland Browns.
In reality, the more entertaining story comes a week later when the guys of "Mayhem in the AM" in Atlanta attempt to challenge Brown on his point of view. Their main point being that there's "nothing outrageous" about expressing the frustration of watching your team get hammered at home in a playoff game through jeering or booing.
What the folks at AM 790 forgot was that Jim Brown has no interest in being Stephen A. Douglas to their Abraham Lincoln:
"The interesting thing is when I tell you what I tell you, it's not a debate. I don't care what anyone else thinks."
"I'm giving you a point of view. I'm not in a debate. I have no vested interest. The point of view might be correct or it might not be correct. LeBron will eventually answer that. So everything is not a debate. If you call me and you want me to give you an opinion, I'm not here to try to defend it. It's just what I think."
Translation: You know I'm Jim Brown, right? Regular human interaction is for mere mortals.
Someone forgot to tell Jim that when you offer a position without being able to defend it, your point of view tends to carry less weight.
Unless of course you're Jim Brown, who can say what he wants because media folks keep picking up the phone and enabling him to broadcast his point of view unchecked.
Paradoxically, why do they keep picking up the phone? Because he makes arrogant, entertaining statements like that one.
So he'll never learn and neither will we... and everybody wins.