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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.

Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 2:30 pm

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

@, It pains you, yet you click on the link and read? Or you didn't read. Point is YOU selected the link and EVEN commented. So YOU are the sheep. You are the type that helps to cater to the dramatics. I'll take an egomaniac over a dramatic masochist anyday!

As for the article. It's really just something else to write about and stir up the trolls. Slow day?

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 2:03 pm

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

It honestly is a horrific commercial...the original...this one is actualyl pretty good! lmao

Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:19 pm

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

Living in Cleveland I have to tell you that the city has, for the most, part moved on.   That's not to say that it won't get ugly on Dec 2nd, but other than the occasional story on local tv the majority of the coverage of the LeBron/Cleveland issue has been brought up by media from outside the area.  Clevelanders have gotten behind the new Cavs team and accepted that the playoffs are a 50/50 shot at best.  Most of the town's focus has been on the Browns and the 2nd half of the NFL season.  Cleveland has always been a football town even when the Indians and Cavs were doing well.  So when you hear comments like "Cleveland needs to get over it" please understand that most of us have.

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:09 pm

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

The media attention will only get worse as the season progresses and Miami keeps getting national exposure. We all just need to accept it and move on, maybe the media will actually get bored of this subject, but we all know that's not going to happen as long as these stay together and continue to win.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:08 pm

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

Stop reading the stories and posting comments about him. No one forced you to do so.

Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:00 pm

Cleveland has an answer for LeBron's question

I'm sick and tired of hearing about this egomaniac.

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