Friday, March 30, 2007

Do You Want to Tell LeBron, or Should I?

I think someone has to talk to LeBron James about his carbon footprint:

According to the blueprints, LeBron's new home will encompass 35,440 square feet.

That's a tough number to wrap your mind around, because the township's next biggest house (formerly occupied by ex-Telxon boss Raymond Meyo) is a mere 13,914 square feet.

Let's put it this way: LeBron's home will be closer in size to the Montrose Best Buy, which is 45,000 square feet.

The basketball star's pad won't be finished until the summer of 2008 -- and no wonder. It will include a recording studio, a two-lane bowling alley, a casino, a 26- by 63-foot theater, a sports bar, an aquarium and a barbershop.

Yes, a barbershop. Says so right there on the prints. Lower level. Near the front. Next to the bowling alley.

A first-floor master suite, which includes a two-story walk-in closet, is about 40 feet wide and 56 feet long -- bigger than half the houses in Bath.

A place like this does not have a ``dining room.'' It has a dining hall (roughly 27 by 27). It not only has a ``great room'' (34 by 37), but a bigger, two-story ``grand room.''

The ``family foyer'' off the six-car garage -- near the elevator -- is inconsequential compared to the ``grand foyer'' inside the front entrance, complete with a sweeping, divided staircase leading up to four second-story bedrooms.

Oh, and apart from brining up the topic of climate change, perhaps we ought to discuss ego as well. From the blueprints:

If LeBron gets one of these, Al Gore will want one, too.

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