A few months ago, over at Querido Rafa’s blog, I started joking that Gael Monfils was going to win the Golden Slam this year. (You have to follow tennis to get the joke.) I even stayed with this joke after he lost in the AO, saying “I guess he’ll have to content himself with winning the French Open, Wimbledon, the Olympic gold medal, and the US Open.”
But all that may be in the past. I may have to start hating Gael Monfils.
The reason is quite simple. Over on QR’s blog a few days ago, I learned that Gael Monfils stated that Lebron James is his favorite basketball player.
Being a Clevelander, Lebron James is my sworn enemy. There was a joke about ten years ago that said, “You know you’re from Cleveland if you believe that the anti-Christ has lived and walked among us, and then he moved to Baltimore.” That joke referenced Art Model, who moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore. That joke could now be amended to say, “And then a second anti-Christ lived and walked among us, but then he took his talents to South Beach.”
Now, as a Clevelander, how can I possibly like any player that likes Lebron James? It’s no different than Galiano, the fashion designer who two years ago shouted out, “I love Hitler!”
I realize that comment may be too mean, and I would like to apologize.
Hiter, I’m sorry I compared you to LeBron James. That was cruel.
So, until Gael Monfils comes to his senses and is able to recognize pure evil when he sees it, I will have to hate Gael Monfils. 😦