Friday, 17 June 2011
He just made billions happy.
This is a German word that basically means getting pleasure from the losses or misfortunes of others.
When Lebron James and "his" Miami Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the finals, and blame was put on his disappearance in important situations, it sparked an emotional wave amongst the multitudes of people waiting on him to fall. This dates back to when he promised a championship for the Cleveland Cavaliers, then made a decision on national television that broke the hearts of a city, and caused other NBA fans to vilify him along with the other members of the so called "Big 3".
We have here a rare kind of player. On one hand, Lebron James manages to cheer people up with his talent, athleticism, and spectacular plays.On the other, we have a player who people absolutely love to hate, and through his losses, he cheers people up.