LeBron James and his obsession with wine

Professional athletes are always looking for new trends or hobbies that they can possibly dive into. When you have an unnecessary amount of money and the majority of your time is consumed by one activity, searching for something else to obsess or preoccupy yourself with comes naturally. Whether it be super cars, expensive clothing, or the finest jewelry, there is always something for the rich to spend their excess money on. In LeBron James’ case, he chooses to follow the path of red and white grapes.

LeBron’s obsession with wine is something relatively new to social media and it has even become a meme in plenty of different circles of the Internet. What’s interesting is that LeBron has been a wino for some time now, but once the Twitter-sphere got to it, it turned into something that fans of any team can take part in enjoying.

LeBron has been showing of his taste for wine ever since he was kicking it down in South Beach with former Miami Heat teammate, Dwayne Wade – who has also shown patterns of being a wine enthusiast.

Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng signed with the Lakers for a combined $137 million over four years. Chandler Parsons — who had been recovering from injury going into the offseason — signed a max four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies. The Knicks inked Joakim Noah to a four-year, $73 million deal. Ryan Anderson picked up four years and $80 million. Allen Crabbe got a four-year, $75 million contract. Evan Turner got four years and $70 million.

At the lower end of the salary pool, rotation players got what Cheap Knicks Jerseys would have previously been eye-popping contracts. Some examples: Andrew Nicholson at $26 million for four Cheap Jordan Jerseys For Sale years, Solomon Hill at $48 million for four years, and Matthew Dellavedova at $38 million for four years.

NBA free agent signings: George Hill to Kings for 3 years, $57 million, per report

George Hill was not left out in the free-agent point guard musical chairs dance after all. He’s agreed to a three-year, $57 million deal to join the Sacramento Kings, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania. The third year is partially guaranteed, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge.

The Kings also will be signing forward Zach Randolph to a two-year, $24 million deal, so they are bringing in multiple veterans to help their young core. This does take them out of the Otto Porter sweepstakes, since they no longer have enough cap space to offer the Wizards’ restricted free agent a maximum contract.

One problem: according to ESPN, Gilbert lowballed Billups too, initially offering $1.5 million per year (less than what Griffin made) and bumping that to $2 million per year when rebuffed. ESPN reports that typical starting salary that position is $4 million.

This is like spending $100 on porterhouse and lobster and eating it with plastic cutlery. This is like drinking Louis XIII out of a Dixie cup. This is like building an immaculate, expensive manor on top of a shaky, cheap foundation. When you spend this much money Cheap Jerseys Paypal Free Shipping on something, you had better not cut corners. Otherwise, why bother?

The sad truth of this is that Griffin and other GMs have little leverage.

The fact that LeBron likes Griffin, has recently advocated for a new contract for Griffin, and is a free agent in 2018 makes Gilbert’s contract quibbling all the more foolish. That the team is now flailing a week into free agency without any apparent plan going forward is malpractice.

Franchise owners almost always get away with twisting the screws on their GMs. Maybe this Cheap Jerseys Sale time it will end up twisting Gilbert’s screw.