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LeBron James (3) vs. Eric Antoine; Ellen DeGeneres advances

Optimum quip Thursday was from Dzhaughn:

Mainly, that woman’s tag has a lot of a most common typographical symbol in it, which would amount to a big difficulty back in days of non-digital signs on halls of drama and crowd-laughing.

Should that fact boost or cut a probability appraisal of said woman writing an amazing book such as “A Void” (aka “La Disparition” in Gallic printings?) I cannot say, A or B. (If you don’t know what’s up, visit to find that book’s author’s autograph and a blurb on said book. You will know why its local omission is mandatory.)

That I should, so soon as now, so miss that most familiar symbol. But I do! Would you not? I should strongly disavow prodigalilty with it!

Good points, all. I must go with L.A. TV host and funny lady for this win. You go girl. You will soon stand vs. a hoops man or a magical guy in round 2. Good stuff all round.

Today, #3 GOAT is facing off against a magician. L’Bron could talk b-ball or politics and might want to know about schools policy, a common topic on this blog. But that français is funny looking and has strong tricks. Both guys on TV all days. Who do you want to show up to our Columbia talk?

Again, full list is at this link, and instructions:

Trying to pick #1 visitor. I’m not asking for most popular, or most topical, or optimum, or most profound, or most cool, but a combination of traits.

I’ll pick a day’s victor not from on a popular tally but on amusing quips on both camps. So try to show off!


  1. Manuel says:

    If LeBron does not advance, maybe we will never know if he has a hot hand for assists (per this link):

  2. Imad Ali says:

    I just wanna see LeBron vs DJ Jazzy Jeff #tampering.

  3. DanC says:

    I don’t know Eric Antoine but when I typed “Eric Antoine height” into Google, it said he was 6’9″! That’s taller than LeBron!

  4. Dalton says:

    LeBron James getting to the NBA Final with J.R. Smith as his best supporting cast member is a more preposterous escape than anything David Blaine or Houdini did. So he’s already a better magician than Eric Antoine (who is seeded below Blaine and Houdini).

    Plus, he’s featured in this (unfortunately paywalled) Teaching Statistics article which points out the merits of graphical comparison (“Understanding summary statistics and graphical techniques to compare Michael Jordan versus LeBron James” – I love the fact that statistics cannot determine the MJ and LeBron debate precisely because it all depends on which summary statistic you choose. Just goes to show that you need to put as much thought into which dimensions you choose to check your model (graphically and numerically) as you do in constructing your model in the first place.

  5. Mutatis mutandis says:

    Eric Antoine would be able to do a trick in front of Donald T. and shout “TOI TU TE CALMES !” (meaning “YOU CALM DOWN”) even if Donald T. shows no sign of being alive…

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