The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

LeBron James Fathead

The whole LeBron James free agency hoopla has trickled down into the shopping world. After James’ announcement that he’s leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat, one of the Cleveland owners penned a scathing open letter to James, calling him a coward and traitor, among other things. The owner, who also has holdings in the Fathead company, is also behind today’s drastic price drop on LBJ Fatheads (which are essentially life-size stickers that you put on your wall). The Fatheads usually retail for around $100, but today the price was slashed to $17.41 — allegedly because that’s the year Benedict Arnold, the famous Revolutionary War traitor, was born. Ouch.

The Cavs are reacting worse than dieters finding out about the apidexin scam. I can understand that they’d be angry, but doing all these things in such a public way seems a bit wrong. Then again, one could always argue that LeBron started it by announcing his decision on public television without telling Cleveland owners first. Hmm, let’s just say both parties are acting like spoiled brats and leave it at that!