Well, this is a new one. An Ohio inmate is seeking parole because, among other things, he wants to witness Lebron James' hunt for an NBA championship in Cleveland.
39-year-old Jason Goudlock, who was sent to prison when he was 18 for felony aggravated assault and robbery, is appealing to the Ohio Parole Board on the grounds that he's not a career criminal and that, under laws passed since he was incarcerated, he has already served the new maximum amount of time. In a letter that he wrote pleading his case, the inmate states that he has a plan to help at-risk youths upon his release, and he begs the board to retire his prisoner number because he has "history to make."
Goudlock then ends the letter with a heartfelt expression of his love for Cleveland:
“On the lighter side, I would truly like to witness in person LeBron James’ pursuit of an NBA championship for my beloved hometown.”
Remember, this is a guy who went to jail a few years after The Shot, Michael Jordan's famous buzzer-beater against the Cavs in the 1989 NBA Playoffs. So, could a Parole Board really deny him a front-row seat to the King James Experience? It's really too bad LeBron isn't a real king, or he could just hand down a pardon.
[via The Smoking Gun]