On Tuesday, we told you about Esquire writer Scott Raab who found himself banned from the Miami Heat’s games after writing a column on Esquire.com that perhaps said some negative things about LeBron James, ie the “Whore of Akron.”
What exactly happened? Even Raab’s not sure.
Tim Frank [The NBA’s head of media relations] has refused to issue me the NBA’s credential, citing a policy that does not actually exist, at least as far as I can tell. I’ve profiled NBA players for national magazines for more than twenty years; I’m in Miami filing daily for Esquire.com; I’m also writing a book about LeBron and Cleveland and Miami and me, to be published by HarperCollins in early 2012. Still, I can’t get an NBA credential because – well, I don’t know.
Raab plans to go the Friday’s game and sit in the stands. Wish him luck. We’ll keep you informed about the results.