How does one descend from the platitudes of favorite son and into the realm of exile about as quickly as you can utter the words "NBA tittle?"
Such treason is now known as the "Braylon Edwards rule," as the now-condemned, former Cleveland Browns star meets such a fate after daring to overthrow a king.
That would be King James, as in LeBron, as in NBA patriarch, whom Edwards' not so wisely raised the ire of this week after being involved in a late-night brawl with one of his primary subjects. Edwards allegedly clocked LBJ BFF Edward Givens outside a Cleveland nightclub Sunday night, all but assuring his banishment from the banks of Lake Erie.
Seems the former may have thought the town of Ohio might not have been large enough for the two men, or at least that's what the latter seems to think. "I've never crossed paths with Braylon before, but it seems like there's a little jealousy going on with me and my friends," said LeBron. "I have no idea why. "I've never said anything to Braylon, but for him to do that is very childish. My friend is 130 pounds. Seriously. It's like hitting one of my kids."
And with that, the 26-year-old Edwards was immediately ordered to his room to ponder the errors of his ways. Only now, he'll find that space somewhere in New York City, where the Browns shipped him less than 48-hours after his alleged tirade.
For Braylon's sake, let's hope from this point on LeBron shows himself to be a merciful ruler. After all, you know NYC loves The King. --Glenn Minnis