LeBron James is a Finalist for Time's Person of the Year!?!?

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  1. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Oh man, can Time magazine be any more irrelevant? What a load of crap.

    Other than the Chilean miners, can't say that I'm impressed with any of the other nominees either.

    Although, I was impressed by LeBron's reaction to this.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/news/story?id=5809452
     
  2. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    it is a popularity contest because i think the person of the year is probably some mother out there working 16 hour days trying to raise her child alone somewhere.
     
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    this is almost as bad as Obama winning the Peace Prize
     
  4. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    didnt take long for obamas name to enter i see. suppose it cant be helped.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well, he is a finalist as well as shown in the first post.;)
     
  6. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I agree with what LeBron James said about himself.

    I believe Steve Jobs is nominated, right?
     
  7. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    but you didnt take a stab at him.

    lady gaga for the win and i hope she wears a mask on the cover. that is all.
     
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    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert eh? I can see that. They did some really great stuff this year (Well for awhile actually).

    Lebron... meh, he made a whole state burn his jerseys... that's something.
     
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    It's all about who was talked about most in the media and elsewhere, and on that criteria, this idiot deserves it.
     
  10. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    [Bitter Clevelander]Let's hope Time is better at making their Decision than LeBron was.[/Bitter Clevelander]
     
  11. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Being from NE Ohio, I think the inclusion of Lebron is absolutely ridiculous. Actually, it'd be ridiculous no matter where I'm from.

    I could see Palin or Beck as person of the year, as long as that year is 1885.
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    1885? That's post-Reconstruction...they are most definitely antebellum.
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I guess you can add this to the list of things I don't care about and am likely one of the few. Person of the Year or not ... the only thing that matters is that he is hardly a person of the year.
     
  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Lady Gaga or Chilean Miners for their unstinting services to the global news, media and advertising industry. In comparison, LeBron James is a small town story.
     
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    I don't even know who Lady Gaga is :eek:

    Musta been a slow year :rolleyes:
     
  16. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Half a million people ain't that small. ;) (There I go again, being defensive about Cleveland...)

    Lady Gaga is fashionable, but does that make one Person of the Year? I suppose the criteria rests mainly on recognition and publicity. Under those criteria Gaga is certainly a strong candidate, but the Chilean mine accident was probably the most compelling human story.
     
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    She's like Madonna, only with less pointy tits.
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Plus, the Chilean Miners have more balls than Gaga is reported to have.

    I like them as THE choice.
     
  19. Antares macrumors 68000

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    I think it will come down to either the Chilean Miners or Sarah Palin winning Person of the Year. They were the single two biggest influential forces of the year. Nobody else on that list had as great of an impact.
     
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    Sorry, but I don't see how getting trapped in a mine makes you person of the year. I followed the story with interest and was thrilled they all made it out Ok, but I'd give "person of the year" to someone who actively did something great, not just someone to whom something happened.
     
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    The Person of the Year isn't about doing good work or what have you, it's for the person who had the biggest impact on world news. I'd say the miners had a pretty damn impact.
     
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    he i don't know who james LeBron is or what he did

    that said it's not important to do something great.. with both hitler and stalin (twice) on the list
     
  23. AkronElliott macrumors member

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    If it is by news popularity ...

    Must be Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Too many accomplishments, a couple of items to mention are Re-elected president of Iran. Dedicated to a Nuclear Energy program, to reduce country's dependency on fossil fuels. Always on the news. Very carismatic and charming in the 60 Minutes television program.
     
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    WRONG!

    This stopped being true after Adolf Hitler was denied "Person of the Century."
     
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    you obviously don't know the norwegian nobel committee :(
     

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