My Apologies to Lebron James, Mom (Gloria), and Delonte West

My Apologies to Lebron James, Mom (Gloria), and Delonte West

I wrote an article on Saturday (I believe it was) and I entitled the article Lebron James attacks mom over Delonte West affair rumors.

The photo that I used was the one where Lebron James was being held back by some Boston Celtic players from his mom – Gloria James. But the photo happened to be taken in 2008 when Gloria James was upset over a hard foul on Lebron from Boston players.

The problem is I used that photo as the image for my article, and portrayed the image to be as if it was Lebron James trying to attack his mother Gloria over the Delonte West rumors.

I mean the image fit to a tee – and I really didn’t know any better or any different.

The image made me think it was actually related to the Gloria James and Delonte West affair rumors because:

1)  The news about the affair broke while Lebron and Cleveland were playing the Boston Celtics in their playoff series.

2) ┬áThe rumor involved Gloria James – Lebron’s mother (who was in the image with Lebron and the Boston Celtic’s players.

So I saw the image and assumed (incorrectly) that this was Lebtron trying to attack his mother over the Delonte West rumors.

I made some people pretty upset with that article – so to everyone I offended, “I’m sorry!”

It was a bad mistake on my part – bad “journalism”.

You aren’t able to see the article in question here since I removed it from this blog.

  • Anonymous

    you suck.

  • Anonymous

    you suck.

  • Anonymous

    seriously, get a life besides trying to make other people miserable. your boss should demote you to like janitor since you cant handle the responsibility of being an honest journalist.

  • Anonymous

    seriously, get a life besides trying to make other people miserable. your boss should demote you to like janitor since you cant handle the responsibility of being an honest journalist.

  • Samantha

    you should seriously be demoted to like janitor for trying to make peoples lives even more miserable. if you cant handle the responsibility of a journalist then something should be done.

  • Samantha

    you should seriously be demoted to like janitor for trying to make peoples lives even more miserable. if you cant handle the responsibility of a journalist then something should be done.

  • get a new job

    That's alright. You're just a troll on the internet printing pure bullshit with no repercussion if you have anything factual in your story. No one takes you as credible, don't worry..

  • get a new job

    That's alright. You're just a troll on the internet printing pure bullshit with no repercussion if you have anything factual in your story. No one takes you as credible, don't worry..

  • Anonymous

    who reads this garbage

  • Anonymous

    who reads this garbage

  • Tiff

    I totally agree with samantha…bad journalism you suppose HAHA yes it was

  • Tiff

    I totally agree with samantha…bad journalism you suppose HAHA yes it was

  • PRELOE DUCKETT

    LET THEM HATE YOU, GET YOUR MONEY.THEN DO WHAT YOU WANNA.

  • PRELOE DUCKETT

    LET THEM HATE YOU, GET YOUR MONEY.THEN DO WHAT YOU WANNA.

  • n

    This is why online writers need to be seasoned pros. You “suppose” it was bad journalism? Ya think? Real pros NEVER assume. They check first and then shoot. You should be demoted or fired for this. I have no skin in the Lebron story and could care less about it’s outcome, but what you did was amateurish and ultimately embarrassing for you and whomever it is you work for. This lame excuse for an apology doesn’t cut it. Here’s hoping that your supervisor is reading these comments. What a tool.

  • n

    This is why online writers need to be seasoned pros. You “suppose” it was bad journalism? Ya think? Real pros NEVER assume. They check first and then shoot. You should be demoted or fired for this. I have no skin in the Lebron story and could care less about it’s outcome, but what you did was amateurish and ultimately embarrassing for you and whomever it is you work for. This lame excuse for an apology doesn’t cut it. Here’s hoping that your supervisor is reading these comments. What a tool.

  • john

    when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. ass-u-me

  • john

    when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. ass-u-me

  • Jay

    who cares, he apologized

  • Jay

    who cares, he apologized

  • Brandon

    You could be the worst journalist in the history of journalism

  • Brandon

    You could be the worst journalist in the history of journalism

  • Keep It Real

    everybody who was offended are all cleveland losers… face it lebron is leaving your shitty championship forsake town whether he used that pic or not

  • Keep It Real

    everybody who was offended are all cleveland losers… face it lebron is leaving your shitty championship forsake town whether he used that pic or not

  • TinaMoore

    Come on son…You must think WE just jumped off the five o'clock collard green truck or something. You are/can not be a journalist. But if for some reason you are, I have to say you were dead wrong for that. So in the words of my boy Donald Trump "YOU'RE FIRED"
    …The Hell You Think We Are?
    Let's not even entertain this BS any longer!!!

  • TinaMoore

    Come on son…You must think WE just jumped off the five o'clock collard green truck or something. You are/can not be a journalist. But if for some reason you are, I have to say you were dead wrong for that. So in the words of my boy Donald Trump "YOU'RE FIRED"
    …The Hell You Think We Are?
    Let's not even entertain this BS any longer!!!

    • msha2sha

      I am sorry for being totally of topic but off the collard green truck….hilarious!

  • Jon

    Okay people. So what happens when this story ends up being true? Are you people going to apologize to the writer of this article? No you're not. Because you're not a journalist. You're not getting paid for posting your comments. Does anyone remember the rumors years ago about Tiger cheating on his wife? I wonder if the same people here made the same comments then about the writers that wrote about it. Well, it turned out to be true. Have any of you thought how could someone even make this story up? Just think about what you say about someone before you do it. Keep on writing and you others, keep on hatin!

    • Samrys

      When this story ends up being true?!? How much of an idiot can you be? The problem people had was not with the story itself (about the alleged affair), but about the entire purpose of the article, which was to tie a two-year-old photo to the alleged rumor of the affair. So get your facts straight before you start being all sanctimonious.

  • Jon

    Okay people. So what happens when this story ends up being true? Are you people going to apologize to the writer of this article? No you're not. Because you're not a journalist. You're not getting paid for posting your comments. Does anyone remember the rumors years ago about Tiger cheating on his wife? I wonder if the same people here made the same comments then about the writers that wrote about it. Well, it turned out to be true. Have any of you thought how could someone even make this story up? Just think about what you say about someone before you do it. Keep on writing and you others, keep on hatin!

    • Samrys

      When this story ends up being true?!? How much of an idiot can you be? The problem people had was not with the story itself (about the alleged affair), but about the entire purpose of the article, which was to tie a two-year-old photo to the alleged rumor of the affair. So get your facts straight before you start being all sanctimonious.

  • Real C's wear GREEN

    You have to be a complete TARD to think that Lebron was going to fit his mom during a game. Hence the reason you write a blog and are not a REAL journalist

  • Real C's wear GREEN

    You have to be a complete TARD to think that Lebron was going to fit his mom during a game. Hence the reason you write a blog and are not a REAL journalist

  • Patrick

    Jon, even if the rumors are true about Delonte West and Gloria James, what this writer did by posting a picture from 2008 and passing it off as not only current, but as a picture of Lebron going after his mom (which he wasn't), is still inexcusable, HORRIBLE "journalism."

  • Patrick

    Jon, even if the rumors are true about Delonte West and Gloria James, what this writer did by posting a picture from 2008 and passing it off as not only current, but as a picture of Lebron going after his mom (which he wasn't), is still inexcusable, HORRIBLE "journalism."

    • hotrodzoomguy

      You people crack me up. That very same underhanded tactic is used by the lame street media all the time so he should fit right in. Everyone is the National Enquirer nowadays.

  • Zedmo

    To Robert Holland……………. all of the following (below) should NOT have been included in your apology. You're just making excuses again and proves to us that you still don't get it. If you had left these parts out, it would have been a decent apology. So instead of just saying I'm sorry, I screwed up, you had to do what little kids do — say I'm sorry BUT…. and then try to downplay your mistake. You made no effort to verify what you were publishing. You just went with it based solely on an assumption. And in the process, you defamed someone.

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    I mean the image fit to a tee – and I really didn’t know any better or any different.

    The image made me think it was actually related to the Gloria James and Delonte West affair rumors because:

    1) The news about the affair broke while Lebron and Cleveland were playing the Boston Celtics in their playoff series.

    2) The rumor involved Gloria James – Lebron’s mother (who was in the image with Lebron and the Boston Celtic’s players.

    So I saw the image and assumed (incorrectly) that this was Lebtron trying to attack his mother over the Delonte West rumors.

  • Zedmo

    To Robert Holland……………. all of the following (below) should NOT have been included in your apology. You're just making excuses again and proves to us that you still don't get it. If you had left these parts out, it would have been a decent apology. So instead of just saying I'm sorry, I screwed up, you had to do what little kids do — say I'm sorry BUT…. and then try to downplay your mistake. You made no effort to verify what you were publishing. You just went with it based solely on an assumption. And in the process, you defamed someone.

    ===========================

    I mean the image fit to a tee – and I really didn’t know any better or any different.

    The image made me think it was actually related to the Gloria James and Delonte West affair rumors because:

    1) The news about the affair broke while Lebron and Cleveland were playing the Boston Celtics in their playoff series.

    2) The rumor involved Gloria James – Lebron’s mother (who was in the image with Lebron and the Boston Celtic’s players.

    So I saw the image and assumed (incorrectly) that this was Lebtron trying to attack his mother over the Delonte West rumors.

    • Zedmo

      P.S. You're not a horrible person. Just a horrible journalist. You could have done a Google Image search using Lebron's name and one of the other players in the pic and in a matter of seconds it would have pulled up several versions of that photo, all linking you to the 2008 articles.

  • Zedmo

    P.S. You're not a horrible person. Just a horrible journalist. You could have done a Google Image search using Lebron's name and one of the other players in the pic and in a matter of seconds it would have pulled up several versions of that photo, all linking you to the 2008 articles.

  • msha2sha

    I am sorry for being totally of topic but off the collard green truck….hilarious!

  • mschill

    everyone needs to get a life and stop beleiving everything you read. The man is just doing his jobs. Lies are in the news about people everyday so why are you mad at him.

  • mschill

    everyone needs to get a life and stop beleiving everything you read. The man is just doing his jobs. Lies are in the news about people everyday so why are you mad at him.

  • hotrodzoomguy

    You people crack me up. That very same underhanded tactic is used by the lame street media all the time so he should fit right in. Everyone is the National Enquirer nowadays.

  • Zedmo

    P.S. You're not a horrible person. Just a horrible journalist. You could have done a Google Image search using Lebron's name and one of the other players in the pic and in a matter of seconds it would have pulled up several versions of that photo, all linking you to the 2008 articles.