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Video: Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria meets LeBron James

Jan 20, 2012, 9:34 AM EDT

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was nearly crushed to a pulp at Thursday night’s Lakers vs. Heat game in Miami, when his courtside seat got in the way of LeBron James and a loose basketball. Luckily for Loria, James made a quick save, grabbing the back of the 71-year-old’s chair and pulling it upright. To the video…

You might have the urge to make a joke about Loria throwing some of his newfound cash toward LeBron and sticking him in center field — “the guy can catch!” — but read this old HBT post first. James has no game.

  1. phukyouk - Jan 20, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    After that video i sure hope that LeChump bought him some dinner or something

  2. crisisjunky - Jan 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Poor Gator will be reliving “The Save” in his nightmares indefinitely……
    if not for LeBron, Jeff could have cracked his dome, seriously affecting his thought processes………

    • Francisco (FC) - Jan 20, 2012 at 3:26 PM

      You’re assuming that what goes on in that dome is something approaching a thought process…

  3. El Bravo - Jan 20, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    The Phillies are going to nearly accidentally knock over the Marlins team and then nicely help them back up?

  4. phukyouk - Jan 20, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    so by the same you mean the exact opposite?

  5. Old Gator - Jan 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Ahh, the perils of privilege.

    After that awful news about Gary Carter yesterday I really needed something to cheer me up. Thanks, LeBone. But with Scrooge McLoria’s orifice in Macondo Banana Massacre Field just down the street from the arena now, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of opportunities for one of the Heat commandos to bring more slapstick like that to town.

    • Old Gator - Jan 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      Incidentally, you think Scrooge is looking at all those peectures of that big boat lying on its side like some horrible parody of the sleeping Buddha in the Shimabara cemetery, wondering if maybe he’ll be able to pick up a basketball team on the cheap anytime soon?

      • cur68 - Jan 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

        Owner of the Heat is supposed to worth around 4.5 billion. Last I heard he was down around 450 mil: so factor the cost of reclaiming das boot from Davey Jone’s lunch box and settling the inevitable law suits I think he’ll still be in the black. Given how the Heat wound up on their sides in shallow water last season, something of a trend with this guy, eh?

        Loria as the owner, though, would give him something else to soak the taxpayers for. I’m sure he’d find that very appealing. And, can you imagine the “dunk display” that would go off after every Heat score? Given how gaudy and campy the Feesh’s HR display is, I imagine the Heat’s would be no less a mockery of good taste. Since he seems to want to vex you a lot I think it’ll have meerkats in it. Possibly jumping rainbows and cavorting.

      • Old Gator - Jan 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM

        I hate meerkats.

  6. babych99 - Jan 20, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Dude, just stop, you are making us Phillies fan’s look terrible and annoying. Sometimes silence is best.

    • Old Gator - Jan 20, 2012 at 12:46 PM

      Feelies fans don’t need to say stupid things to make the rest of their pals look bad. They just have to scarf a couple of horrible horsemeat and Velveeta™ sandwiches, drink five or six beers and then throw up on the little kid sitting in front of them.

  7. rodge1 - Jan 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    I love how the Philly fans talk smack about LeBron. If he was on the 76ers you would be singing a different tune. Too bad the 76ers are irrelevant. Phillies will be too soon, not this year but soon. Enjoy your crappy weather Philly chumps

    • babych99 - Jan 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      76ers are irrelevant? I guess 10-4 is irrelevant these days, you know, same record as the Heat. Otherwise your reply was pure genius.

      • Old Gator - Jan 20, 2012 at 11:48 PM

        I don’t think he meant that the 76ers aren’t irrelevant because their record is 10-4. He meant that they’re irrelevant because they’re from Feeliedelfia.

      • Old Gator - Jan 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM

        are irrelevant.

        Edit function!
        Edit function!
        EDIT FUNCTION!

  8. rodge1 - Jan 20, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Yes, they are 10-4 like the Heat. But the teams don’t compare right now. Though they are 2 years away from serious contention or relevance. Indiana is one year away. How was that thought process?

    • Old Gator - Jan 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      We won’t be able to tell you how your thought process was until we get back readings on your seratonin, dopamine and acetylcholinesterase levels from the lab. Cur, how is that fractionator spinning this evening?

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