LeBron James: What Others Are Saying

As those we have been anywhere near a radio, television or newspaper since yesterday afternoon now know, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has ruled that LeBron James, the 6-6 wunderkind basketball player from Akron's St. Vincent/St. Mary High School, is no longer eligible to compete in interscholastic basketball. Mike Sullivan reported yesterday, after speaking with SportsAmerica's Kevin Foley, that the McDonald's selection committee is delaying any action on this situation pending the results of James' appeal of this finding. more
Less than 24 hours into the next news cycle, there has already been a lot written on this. So we scanned the news on the internet to provide a sample of what columnists are writing. In addition, complete coverage from the local papers, Akron Beacon-Journal and Cleveland Plain Dealer, is also included.
Akron Beacon-Journal
LeBron James fouls out; St. V-M star loses eligibility over jerseys
Terry Pluto: LeBron saga has no heroes, no victims
Throwbacks are hot items
Controversy leaves LeBron in limbo; No longer high school star, athlete not officially a professional
Lawyer -- OHSAA rule can be fought; Lee Plakas says bylaw not intended for use in situation like James'
Cleveland Plain-Dealer
Basketball star no longer an amateur after accepting gift of two jerseys
Irish brace themselves for life without LeBron
Area reactions to ruling swing widely
Bud Shaw: LeBron's career at SVSM sinks with the bounty
Status for star game in doubt
Court possible for king of court
Friday's paper: OHSAA looks at LeBron again
AP from Dayton Daily News: Association bases decision on amateur rules
Around the nation
Atlanta Journal Constitution's Curtis Bunn: Betrayed by greed of adults
Baltimore Sun's Laura Vecsey: His jersey's James fame is tough fit for Unseld
Boston Globe's Bob Ryan: James not to blame; Ineligibility ruling fault of adults
Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Daugherty: LeBron's ABCs will come in NBA; Basketball prodigy outgrows amateur world around him
CBS Sportsline's Dan Wetzel: This ending inevitable for kid who was pro long ago
Dayton Daily News' Tom Archdeacon: James not to blame for excesses
ESPN's Ray Ratto: In the end, everyone gets about what they deserve
Fox Sports' Frank Burlison: James can focus on draft
Indianapolis Star's David Lee Morgan Jr: Miles knows where James is coming from; He was the No. 3 pick in 2000 NBA draft out of high school; Ohio H.S. star could follow suit
LA Times' Bill Plaschke: Price of Jersey Uproar Won't Be Paid by LeBron
New York Daily News' ic Ziegel: Clothes book on LeBron; James is a pro when it comes to hype
Newark Star Ledger's Sean Reilly: James causing a Jersey problem
Newsday's Shaun Powell: Shed No Tears for LeBron
Philadelphia Inquirer's Stephen A. Smith: James: Exiled, but first exploited
St. Louis Dispatch's Kevin Horrigan: Deposed LeBron James a commodity at very young age
Washington Post's Sally Jenkins: The James Ruling Is the Latest Amateur Move on the Part of Adults
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