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LeBron James returns to Cleveland: fan reaction

Posted on: December 2, 2010 8:07 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:13 pm
 
LeBron James returns to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers as a member of the Miami Heat for the first time. Here's what Cleveland fans have to say about it. Posted by Ben Golliver
CBSSports.com traveled to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for the Miami Heat's first trip to face the Cavaliers since star forward LeBron James signed with the Heat instead of the Cavaliers during the free agency period this summer. Obviously, The Decision created a lot of mixed emotions for Cleveland fans, including a lot of negative opinions. "A lot of anxiety going on around here, a lot of tension, you can almost cut it with a knife. It feels like everyone is going to a big wake," one fan said. "LeBron is a donkey," said another fan, who was accompanied by a man wearing a donkey mask. "You get what we're trying to say." "He's just not championship material. He's proven it seven years running," chimed in another gentleman. A young male fan offered this troubling prediction for tonight's outcome: "Cleveland by 40. LeBron tears his ACL." Opinion wasn't completely negative, however. "Welcome home LBJ, we still love you," said one female fan. Others were simple dismissive. "It's all about Z. I'm not focusing on LeBron," said a female fan, referring to Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the former Cavaliers center who joined James in Miami, but remains extremely popular in Cleveland. "LeBron, I don't care nothing about him," added an older gentleman, wearing a wig that resembled Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao's hair. Here's the Cavaliers fan reaction to LeBron James return to Cleveland video
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