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I tried to write another post, but I've gotten hung up on trying to figure out Biz LeBron's "dunk contests are bourgeois" zinger.
-Is he looking down on them as a wealthy man, or defying them as a bad-ass radical?
-If it's the former, isn't he belittling the working class even more by setting up this strict hierarchy?
-If it's the latter, how does that fit in with a totally materialistic megalomaniac?
-Is he making a knee-jerk attack on the bourgeois ("they would like it") or insinuating that liking the dunk contest makes you bourgeois?
-We see LeBron LeBron express his disdain for dunk contests. But if every LeBron represents some facets of the man's psyche, does this mean that LL also harbors these darker, more sophisticated feelings?
-Is this possibly earnest diss of the middle class (and below?) bad PR?
-If this is an aesthetic criticism, is it then possible that both the cultured wealthy and the with-it streets could be on the same page?
-Aren't we then looking at the same problem posed by the intelligentsia in Russia, i.e. that aesthetic vision will ultimately buckle under class difference?
-Or is this the essence of new jack mogul LeBron wants to be? Perfect harmony of the people and the elite, neither overtaking the other, united by their disgust with dunk contests?
-Do "the people" really not want a dunk contest?
-Biz LeBron's dunk is far more of a dunk contest dunk than LeBron LeBron's.
-If LL's in-game-looking dunk is the winner, and somehow the most noble, does that make BL not noble?
-Does this mean that only someone who cared about the dunk contest would bother to resent it?
-Thusly, is BL in effect calling himself bourgeois? Is his complexity really just amateurish pastiche?
-He knows not of what he speaks, yet he speaks the truth.