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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Shakespeare's losing LeBron Poetry Contest entry


Williams Shakespeare
William Shakespeare did not win the LeBron James Poetry Contest.

When a 24-year-old recent college graduate won Miami's official LeBron James Poetry Contest -- and no, we're not making that up -- her four-line verse didn't just beat out 1,100 other submissions. It topped entries from some of the literary world's greatest writers. Take a look:


Sonnet 18

By William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to Michael Jordan?
Actually, no. MJ would never wuss out by teaming up with Hakeem


Where the Sidewalk Ends

By Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the ocean begins
And there the sand is soft and white
And there the bottle service lasts all night
And there the moon-bird takes his talents
Because Cleveland is cold and boring


The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in free agency, and I --
took the one Maverick Carter suggested
And that was pretty dumb