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LeBrocalypse: Cleveland, the sleeper pick?

Posted on: July 8, 2010 9:13 am
Edited on: July 8, 2010 8:02 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

In yesterday's episode of LeBron-o-rama , we saw that New York was the heavy favorite. That was soon to be overridden by late last night's report that the Heat had become the front-runners to court a King. But the real answer to this riddle? No one knows where James is going. Probably not even LeBron.

 Throughout this entire process, James has kept his thoughts and feelings close to his vest. While Dwyane Wade spoke more openly about what he was feeling and thinking, and Bosh let it be know through various leaks, James has been a sphinx. Silent, unmoving, a riddle in statue form. The news that's come out about his thoughts or preferences? They've all been concepts that come from "sources" close to the situation. You know who's close to the situation? James. That's it. The whole kit and kaboodle.

And most strange in all of this? There have been no leaks that put him back in Cleveland. Not the location of the announcement . Not the movement of his tax documents . And not the prospect of the super team. It's all leaning away from Cleveland.


Why in a time when there is abject speculation from every angle and degree, where every person with an agenda for James going to his or her city, is there no significant word about Cleveland?

And again, the reporter who's followed his entire career, who's been a step away from him from the time he hit high school, that guy isn't hearing anything ? A guy who's as widely respected in NBA media circles as anyone and who has had the, er... mouth of LeBron James (since if he had his ear LeBron would be listening to him, and that's not really, you know, let's just move on), that guy has heard nothing. Zilch. Zero. Nada.

Something's up.

Now, it could be that James is trying to downplay the devastation he's about to wreak on the city of Cleveland and state of Ohio. Both financially and personally, a whole bunch of Ohio folks are about to be crushed if he has in fact decided to bolt. It would make sense to put distance between James and Cleveland publicly.

Plus, Cleveland just doesn't have the media to drum up rumors. And the media they have won't do it. So we're left with silence about Cleveland. And it could be that that silence says more than anything. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't. We'll know tonight. But the one thing I am sure of?

The only person who knows what's going on has "Chosen One " written on his back.

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:35 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cleveland, the sleeper pick?

Ya you would, you'll be saying "St. Vincent, St. Mary's" right after a big dunk just like every other Cavs fan. 

Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:08 pm

Cleveland: The sleeper pick?

I couldnt agree more. When the season ended I was hoping LeBron would stay in Cleveland. After this last week of all the BS him and his high school buddies have made everyone go through, I cant stand the guy. I hope he does leave. I hope he leaves and wins a championship on D-Wade's team. It will NEVER be LeBrons Heat, that team belongs to D-Wade. Take care LeBron us a favor and move your family out of here too, we dont need egotistical A-holes in Cleveland. Thats what we have LA for. For everyone that is gonna reply and say I sound like a guy thats upset LBJ is leaving, youre wrong. I'm upset with the way he has gone about the whole thing. Even if he chooses to stay, I will never root for the guy again.

Since: Jun 16, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 12:00 pm

This is nothing new

We only have one source to blame for all of this ridiculous, non stop attention, the media!  This is all being blown way out of proportion.  It would be nice if we didn't have to hear instant updates all day, while the media paints LeBron to be a diva, even though they're the ones following him around all day.

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:55 am

Cleveland: The sleeper pick?

If he is making such a big deal as to have a television show to announce he is screwing Cleveland by leaving, it will show what a loathsome human being he is. If he truly cared, he would have made his choice early so the Cavs would have had a chance to attract someone else to play with him.

Instead, he will apparently allow Cleveland to slip back into the ooze they use to share with the Clippers, Wizards and other have-nots of the league.

He's a jerk.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:37 am

Cleveland: The sleeper pick?

Welcome to the new NBA.  This is the NBA where a few players run the entire league and David Stern sits on the sidelines as one of the most ineffective leaders of any major sport.  What a joke.  I can't believe that people still pay $100 a seat to see this crap.  What a great brand the NBA puts out.

I feel sorry for the city of Cleveland if LeBron does leave.  Seattle knows exactly how you feel.  While it may take a few years, I think you will be better off without the self proclaimed King of Basketball.  Rebuild your team and kick LeBron's butt!!!

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:31 am

Cleveland: The sleeper pick?

I have a hard time believing a 1 hour press conference would be called to say "I'm staying".  I can only think it would be to give a long list of thank you's, and reasons why he's bolting.  Either that or he's messing with the medias heads so you all can scramble for the latest rumor. 

Funny thing is that because of his abilities, it's almost like he's not allowed to leave.  If it was Anderson Varejo leaving for the Knicks, nobody would bat an eyelash, yet if Lebron bolts, many will hate him for life.

Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:26 am

Cleveland: The sleeper pick?

I agree this has been somewhat out of control, especially with this hour long show. I have to say that it would be a slap in the face to NY fans to come on our turf to tell us you are going to Miami/Chicago or anywhere else that is not Cleveland or NY. How about the kids he would be face to face with tonight who are most likely NY fans. If he does end up in Miami, I hope they never win a championship. I'll be rooting against them no matter who they are playing. All because he dissed us on our own turf. He'd better leave CT quickly.

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:23 am

Cleveland: The sleeper pick?

Like I said, he's been wrong before. Why don't we wait until 9 pm EST to find out who's the sleeper team. Enough with the speculation. I heard from a source close to the situation who heard from this guy who also heard from this other guy. Comedy central..

Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:16 am

Cleveland: The sleeper pick?

I'm a Cavs fan, not a Lebron fan. I'll live either way.

Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2010 11:13 am

Cleveland: The sleeper pick?

Even as a Cleveland fan I really dont care anymore. this whole circus is absurd, and these divas should be ashamed of themselves. I have lost all respect for the WWE/NBA. Vince McMahon should come and be the commisioner himself on this soap opera that is called a sport.

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