Someone buy LeBron a dictionary

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Someone buy LeBron a dictionary

By Justin Aucoin
Special contributor to Wicked Good Sports.com

Call it a belated Christmas gift; call it your good deed for the year; call it a slap to the head; but for the love of Larry Bird, will someone buy LeBron James a dictionary? They cost 6.

For those who havent heard, LeBron recently admitted ignorance to what the word contraction means. His quote:

"That's crazy, because I had no idea what the word 'contraction' meant before I saw it on the Internet," James said after theMiami Heat's practice Monday.

Umm what? Youre turning 26 in two days and you never knew what the word contraction means before you saw it on the internet? Youre kidding, right? St. Vincent St. Mary High School must be so proud of you right now LeBron, just like your Mom and Pa.

What? Too soon?

Here are LeBrons original comments for those who missed them (emphasis is ours):

Imagine if you could takeKevin Loveoff Minnesota and add him to another team and you shrink the league. Looking at some of the teams that arent that great, you takeBrook Lopezor you takeDevin Harrisoff these teams that arent that good right now and you add him to a team that could be really good.

And straight from Merriam-Webster.com:

Excuse us while we go purge ourselves from all the dumb James is inflicting on the world.

Wait, theres more?

"I never even mentioned contraction. That word never even came out of my mouth. I was just saying how the league was back in the '80s and how it could be good again. I never said, 'Let's take some of the teams out.' "

And yet he said shrink the league. Taking teams out of the NBA is shrinking the league and therefore contraction.

Look at what youve done to Captain Picard!

Were not sure how one shrinks the league without contracting it. Perhaps LeBron is actually much smarter than the rest of us and has come up with a crazy way of shrinking the league without losing any teams -- Rick Moranis style.

Are we just picking on LeBron at this point? Probably.

But the guy deserves it. We have no love for millionaires with Brobdingnagian egos who dont know simple definitions and then, after learning the definition, fails to see how it relates to his comments. Contraction has to be, what, a fifth grade level vocab term? Its not like we expect him to know what Brobdingnagian means.

Perhaps LeBron should live by Mr. Abe Lincolns adage:

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

But we have a feeling thats a long shot.

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Pedroia doesn't have MRI, still listed as day-to-day with ankle/knee soreness

Pedroia doesn't have MRI, still listed as day-to-day with ankle/knee soreness

Three weeks into the season, health has dominated the conversation with the Red Sox. And it’s much more than just the flu.

A scheduled off-day Monday brought something resembling an update for three players worth roughly $63 million in salary.

Dustin Pedroia, Orioles peacemaker, was examined at Massachusetts General Hospital and remains day-to-day because of left ankle and left knee soreness. He did not undergo an MRI, with his condition apparently good enough that the team felt it was unnecessary -- even though the message delivered on Sunday by manager John Farrell was that the Sox wanted to rule everything out.

Pedroia hasn’t played since he was spiked by Manny Machado on Friday in Baltimore.

Pablo Sandoval, at some point Monday, was slated to have an MRI after spraining his right knee Sunday. A further evaluation is to come Tuesday, so his status remains unclear.

David Price, meanwhile, threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Fenway Park on his long journey back from a left elbow strain. There were simulated inning breaks and, naturally, what’s next is still to be seen. Facing hitters shouldn’t be too far away, Farrell has suggested.

Bills decline to match Patriots offer to RB Mike Gillislee

Bills decline to match Patriots offer to RB Mike Gillislee

The Patriots have themselves another "big back" option for 2017. 

The Bills announced that they have opted not to match the restricted free agent offer sheet that New England made to Mike Gillislee last week. That means the 5-foot-11, 219-pounder is now a member of the Patriots. Buffalo had until 4 p.m. on Monday to match.

Gillislee was reportedly extended an offer sheet by the Patriots that is worth $6.4 million and $4 million in the first year. The Bills had the cap space to match the offer, but with LeSean McCoy already atop their depth chart, the price tag may have been too rich for them to choose to hold onto the 26-year-old.

Because Gillislee was given the original-round tender by the Bills, the Patriots will send Buffalo a fifth-round pick as compensation. That gives Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio six picks in this weekend's draft: two thirds, a fourth, a fifth, a sixth and a seventh.

Gillislee joins Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis, James White, Brandon Bolden and DJ Foster on the running back depth chart in New England.