Lebron-a-thon (luh-brawn'-uh-thon') noun. The continuous and saturating sports media coverage of anything that has to do with NBA superstar LeBron James.

Usage example: The Lebron-a-thon continued today with a Sports Center segment about Lebron's favorite ice cream flavors, and it will carry on tonight with a special on the sock puppet Lebron made in third grade.

Word History: The term "Lebron-a-thon" was coined in
this article written by ESPN.com columnist Marc Stein prior to Lebron's rookie season. I presume it was used sarcastically, since the premise of the article was "31 things that don't have to do with Lebron James." If desired, you could probably use the term interchangeably so that it applies to other players who are receiving excessive media coverage (e.g., Ostertag-a-thon), although the phonetic similarity between "Lebron" and "a-thon" makes this a particularly fun word to say.

Word Trivia: Just how excessive has the ongoing Lebron-a-thon been? Well, let me put it this way: ESPN ran an entire segment that revolved around Lebron playing with a remote-controlled Hummer at practice. While he was still in high school. 'Nuff said.


Lebron-a-thon
When is a high school kid playing with a remote
control car news? When he's Lebron freaking James.
8 Comments:
Anonymous Vladimir said...
Right on the spot man... God I hate that LeBron crap!

Anonymous Tony C said...
he's talented but not that talented what next -- this just in labron james is taking a half time shit heres our locker room reporter giving us a play by play -- man and people wonder why hes not the most loved

Anonymous Anonymous said...
man this shits a joke wut next -- a story on lebrons half time shit-- "here we are live in the changeroom we have a live reporter on the play by play -- wut does it take for Some one like gilbert arenes to make the news

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I liked his behind the back face-plant to the floor last night, was funny haha You could hear his face squeeking across the court as he slid.

Anonymous Murcy said...
Wow, Kobe sure did write loads of comments to this post

Blogger chris said...
I guess 2010 is going to be a full calendar year Lebron-A-Thon...

Blogger Tim M said...
Oh man - "wut does it take for Some one like gilbert arenes to make the news" - we know the answer to that question now!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I was going to make a post about Arenes here... but looks like someone was quicker to the draw *cricket sounds*

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