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Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

Posted on: November 5, 2010 12:41 pm
 
Posted by Matt Moore

"What Should I Do?"

That's the question that's being asked every single night on every single commercial break in the NBA. It's relentless, it's constant, and while the early applause was deafening, the predictable backlash has begun. But nowhere, naturally, is it as fierce as in Cleveland.

Exhibit A.



If zings were weapons, that would be an atomic bomb.

Cleveland's got a great point on all those issues. I think the Game 5 question is one that will demand study for years, in chapters of books on LeBron and the current NBA age, but other than that, they're pretty on point. Well, besides James not having a legacy, because he does, because he's a basketball player on the professional level and very good at it. Thsoe guys tend to transcend, despite screwing over a Midwestern town.

The crux of this article brings up the best philosophical question about James' actions. Everyone, everyone, everyone agrees that the worst part of what James did wrong was "The Decision" and how he did it. ("Thanks.") But the question is if Cleveland really truly is just angry about that aspect and wouldn't have found something else to rage on if he'd notified them in good conscience. Is "The Decision" just the scapegoat for Cleveland's significant anguish over their sports teams and the loss of an icon? Or is it genuinely the beating heart of the rage that continues to spill from the Lake and which is going to make the Heat and Cavs' first meeting an outright riot zone, despite the presence of increased security?

We're never going to get an answer to that question, but the cause is insignificant. The reality is this. Cleveland has every right to hate LeBron James, and they are exercising that right to their fullest ability.

We're officially less than a month away from Heat at Cavaliers on December 2nd.
Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 4:58 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

AWESOME!!!!  I'm not am NBA fan (I live in STL and we don't have a team) and I really couldn't care less about the NBA but what an AWESOME reply!!!  I vote to raise your Reputation points to 100 and your Level status to Hall of FAme!!!

Hilarious!!




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 4:57 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

AWESOME!!!!  I'm not am NBA fan (I live in STL and we don't have a team) and I really couldn't care less about the NBA but what an AWESOME reply!!!  I vote to raise your Reputation points to 100 and your Level status to Hall of FAme!!!

Hilarious!!



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 4:49 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

The only thing that sucks more than Lebitch is Akron.  What a S***hole.  I just hope he tears his acl before 12/2 because if he shows up in my city he's going to end up crying.  Kind of like his mom when she decided to ride West.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 4:30 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

I think the only way the Heat win a championship is if they split the trio up into rotations.  Keeping either Wade or Lebron on the bench for most of the game would allow them to stay rested, and whoever is on the court would kill the other teams bench players. This would force other teams to overuse their starters, and in crunch time both Lebron and Wade would be fresh.  I see chemistry problems with Wade and James  on the floor together, and having one of them come off the bench every night would show their willingness to accept their new roles.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 4:21 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

My initial reaction to Lebron's decision was disappointment. I thought grouping three stars together would be bad for the league, and I could think of a hundred scenarios that could have played out to make the league more competitive.  I was also disappointed that Lebron seemed to be giving up on his chance to surpass Kobe, Michael and Magic.  However, the more I think about it, the less his decision seems to be about him taking the easy way out. Lebron, Wade and Bosh surely will be a good trio, but having this many superstars together doesn't guarantee greatness, and it isn't even the biggest collection of stars on one team.  I'd take Jordan, Pippen and Grant, or Magic, Kareem, and Worthy over the Heat's trio any day.  Wade and Bosh may be more talented than Pippen and Grant, but it's debatable, and Pippen and Grant  were great role players.  It remains to be seen if Wade and Bosh can do the same.  I also think the two Laker teams of Kobe, Shaq, and (pick a Laker), and Kobe, Gasol, and Odom were/are  trios better suited to winning championships.  I think the Heat will be good this year, and maybe great in the next couple of years, but nothing's a given.  I think Lebron would have had a better shot at winning a title if he jumped onto another playoff team.  I think Lebron, Noah, and Rose would have been unstoppable, and I think Wade and Bosh alone or Lebron and Bosh alone would have better chemistry.  This current Heat team is too stacked, and it reminds me of the Kobe, Shaq, Payton and Malone Lakers as well as a couple of Dream Teams who couldn't win Championships or gold.



Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:59 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

I have not seen the commerical, but I still say the best solution for the issue is to totally boycott the Dec 24th game.  I cannot think of a better way to send a message to everyone in the NBA.  Would not a total boycott raise the eyebrows of the owners, players, and Mr Stern to take a hard look at who is paying these enormous palyers salaries?  We the fans are paying bid dollars to see overpaid sports people (I refuse to give them star status) play a game they love.  
Would not many of you play in the NBA, NFL, or MLB for 1 million a year?  Sure you would and you would be happy to make that much money.  Is it time to reduce all salaries and thus reduce seat costs?  I think so!   



Since: Oct 30, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:28 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

Hey I live in Ohio and i agree totally with this commercilal because he is a quitter.  Sorry but he has opened a door for other stars such as "MELO." They're all going to leave now. Oh and by the way Cleveland Does't Suck!!



Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:27 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

That is hilarious.  A Detroit person actually thinks ANOTHER city is lame.  Wow.  Apparently he hasn't looked around the pit of a place he calls home every day.  It's like Kirstie Alley going up to Kevin James and calling him fat.



Since: Jun 21, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:11 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

Sorry to hear that you live in Cleveland! That place absolutely sucks, No wonder your precious Lebron dropped you turds like a sack of potatoes. Only thing Cleveland has is the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and everyone knows that it should be in Detroit. Cleveland is a lame ass place.



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2010 2:50 pm
 

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

I love Cleveland's take on the commercial! It's a very good commercial because it does what it is supposed to do. It brings out emotions all across the scale for a lot of people. Personally I like what South Park did with the commercial last Wednesday, now that was funny: "We're Sorry. We're Soooorrryyyy. Sorry." Lebron really bores me, but the commercial is well done. Endless possibilities for mocking it as well!


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