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I have been a dyed in the wool Cleveland Cavaliers fan since I was old enough to watch basketball. Cleveland Ohio is my hometown and it was just natural. I watched the Cavs lose to The Chicago Bulls many times in some agonizing ways (last minute three point shots by his ariness come immediately to mind). I brushed it off and took up the mantra that "there was always next season".
Time went on Cleveland got worse and then, the local and international media started showing highlights from a high school basketball team in Akron Ohio. A small to medium sized city south of Cleveland Ohio. The media showed highlights from a high school game because the kid playing the game was really good. His name is Lebron James and in high school he was crushing records and playing at a collegiate level. While Lebron was leading his high school team to victory the Cleveland Cavs had the worst record in the NBA. The Cavs got the first round draft pick and used it to draft the hometown hero Lebron James.
Lebron lead the Cavs in his seven year tenure to a few playoff appearances and even a shot at the championship (the team was swept by the San Antonio Spurs)
During his tenure he faced criticism for the teams lack of a championship. The blame was put on everyone fellow team mates of court romances. Then when he became a free agent Lebron James had an hour long press conference and let the public know that he would leave the Cavs and play for the Miami Heat
Fans including me were irate. The Lebron jersey was burned and I rooted against the player every chance I got. Lebron spent four years in Miami on a team full of all stars and the team won two championships 50 % isn't bad unless you are on a team of champions. After his four years (which just eneded) Lebron signed a contract with the Cavs and is going to start playing again. I am a Cavs fan but I really don't like Lebron James
Now I am divided I want the team to succeed by not by making deals with the devil





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JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Jeeze Shan! Don't the man deserve a break? He came BACK. He gave you and Cleveland 7 years. Why didn't management give him some supporting players? MJ could not have done it without Scotty and some of the others. I also have no problem with his "DECISION" and all the hoopla around it. He went straight out of high school to the PROs. He was not privy to all that crooning and swooning that many high school recruits get from colleges desiring to acquire their skills. LeBron had, to my mind, every right to better himself and his family and 'take his talents to South Beach.'

He got two championships with, I might add, a great supporting cast in Wade, Bosh and a great bench.

Now he is coming BACK. I would like to go back to 1983 when Herschel skipped his Senior year and turned pro. Dooley had built a team that went on to go 11-1 without Herschel. Imagine what we could have done with him! Of course I was hurt when he left for the money but I got over it quickly. He gave me and the Bulldog Nation 3 of the greatest years we ever had. I still love the man and have two personal autographs from him. One on a picture and one on a Bulldog Flag.

Anyway, back to your guy. He's back because he wants to be back. I mean, it is your town, and your team, but if it was me I would embrace LeBron's return and maybe pester management to find him some supporting players to bring a championship or two to Cleveland. He cannot do it by himself.

MJ couldn't do it without Scotty and the others. Give LeBron some help and you will see some championships.

shannalat commented on Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:40 AM

yeah see that is the thing he is back and I am a fan of the team and he is part of the team now this might be a really good thing we will see

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 15:04 PM

I'm with shannalat on this one. I'd like to see Cleveland succeed sports-wise with SOMETHING (i.e., Browns, Cavs), but I have no sympathy for Lebron James and his quest for NBA titles. At least he didn't make his return to Cleveland the national circus that his move to Miami was.

Being from Chicago, I hope - as Joakim Noah recently said - that the Bulls beat Lebron's behind early and often. In that regard, I wish he was still with Miami since I'd like to see Cleveland do well.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 16:57 PM

WEll that sort of reasoning is cutting off your nose to spite your face. All done to perpetuate negativity towards The Greatest Basketball Player on the Planet. LeBron gives Cleveland and their fans a shot at experiencing supremacy and should embrace the player best situated to make that possible.

LeBron needs a low post center;forward and a great ball handling guard and you will see numerous titles in Cleveland. Lots of passing in a triangular offence is a tested and proven formula for success.

Ask MJ.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 07:41 AM

Course yall can nurse a grudge all day if ya want. It just ain't good for ya.

shannalat commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 09:50 AM

The triangle offence is the best way to go in the NBA. Especially with the strong forward position.
I would love to see the Cavs pick up a really good guard because I like the shoot and run offence.
Now as far as grudges go I am trying hard to forgive and forget and I bet I will be more inclined to forget when Lebron starts putting some points on the boards.
It was good that Lebron did not do the media thing again and maybe he has learned something
we will see but before that is football season

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 09:57 AM

Sounds fair. Hey Shan, don't the Browns have a section of fans known as the DAWG POUND?

shannalat commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 10:50 AM

yep

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Aug 01, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I knew there was some sort of kindred connection, here.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 06:25 AM

Hi Shan: Get ready to embrace the King and his new Court:

http://www.foxsports.com/ohio/story/c...

LeBron may get a statue out of all this, just like MJ got in Chi-town. Three peats are not out of the question. The pieces are beginning to fall into place. Support the team and the Rings will come.


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