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LeBron James brings his closing skills to Boston Red Sox

LeBron James

Miami Heat star LeBron James speaks to media at a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. From Taiwan, James will begin a China Tour 2011 stopping in Chengdu, Xian, and Shanghai over the following six days. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)


Less than a decade ago, the kind of collapse the Boston Red Sox pulled off in the last month would have been just part of another typical New England fall. It was just another scar for a fan base that expected nothing less and bonded over those wounds.

But this time, you can blame LeBron James if you want.

Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead retweeted this early Thursday morning.

Nice memory. Today will be fun RT @DinoNYK: In april lebron deals w/ the owner of the red sox. sox dominate until last month, then choke

Remember that LeBron struck a deal to turn his marketing over to the Fenway Sports Group, an arm of the Red Sox organization. And you LeBron haters haven’t forgot that he didn’t finish strong in the NBA finals (although you conviently forget how he dominated the Bulls late in the conference finals, at both end of the floor).

So LeBron is cursed, the Red Sox is cursed, that means 1+1= a good sports joke. A chance to mock LeBron and Red Sox Nation at one time.

Ben Golliver put it best: Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. (And if you don’t remember that, you need to watch West Wing reruns.)