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Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

Posted on: December 2, 2010 9:56 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:12 pm
LeBron James of the Miami Heat returned to Cleveland for a game against the Cavaliers in Quicken Loans Arena and Cavs fans greeted him with an assortment of signs and t-shirts. Posted by Ben Golliver
Here's a slideshow of LeBron James signs and shirts worn and held by Cavs fans at The Q during Thursday night's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. lebron-james-sign1 This shirt, in Cavs colors, reads: "The Lyin' King. I got a goal, and that's to bring an NBA championship in Cleveland, and I won't stop until I get it. - LeBron James." It features a picture of LeBron James with a mane like Disney's The Lion King. lebron-james-sign2 This sign is a play on the Nike marketing slogan, "Witness." The slogan was used to signify those who had seen James' magical play. "Witless," is obviously a stab at James' sloppy handling of The Decision to leave Cleveland for Miami. lebron-james-sign3 These fans kept it simple, each wearing a letter on their chest that spelled out, "Betrayed." The City of Cleveland and Cavs fans feel a deep sense of betrayal by James' decision to take his talents to South Beach. lebron-james-sign4 Here's a copy of a newspaper sports section that asks, "What should Cleveland do?" It's a play on a recent LeBron James Nike commercial which asked, "What should I do?" There was concern that Cleveland fans would misbehave during the game. lebron-james-sign6 The Cavs. vs. Heat game was televised on TNT and this sign is a play on the station's name. It reads, "The Traitor is in Town Tonight." lebron-james-sign8 Here's another play on the "Witness" marketing campaign by Nike, this time the shirt reads, "Victim." lebron-james-sign9 This shirt commemorates some of Cleveland's biggest sports disappointments and reads, "The Drive. The Fumble. The Shot. The Move. The Decision." The last one is a reference to LeBron James' television special in which he announced he was leaving to join Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami. lebron-james-sign10 Here's another play on the "Witness" marketing campaign that reads, "Quitness." Some NBA observers believe James quit on the Cavaliers during their 2010 NBA playoff series against the Boston Celtics. lebron-james-sign11 There's a whole bunch of signs in this shot, but the best is "WWMJD." An obvious reference to "What Would Michael Jordan Do?" Jordan has stated he wouldn't have teamed up with fellow stars like James did in teaming up with Wade and Bosh. lebron-james-sign12 This sign reads "Feel the Chill," a reference to comments made recently by Bosh, who said the Heat players wanted to "chill" despite coach Erik Spoelstra wanted them to practice hard. lebron-james-sign14 Here are some Cleveland street vendors selling shirts that read "Queen James" and "Le-Quitter." LeBron has been dubbed "King James," so this is a pretty uncreative play on that nickname. Via Getty Images.  lebron-james-sign15 Here's an entire stand in Cleveland set up to sell shirts that read, "Kiss my [expletive] LeBron." Via Getty Images. lebron-james-sign16 Shredders were set up so that fans could shred all of their old LeBron James memorabilia. Via AP wire. lebron-james-sign18 This collage of signs read: "You're only a prince in Wade's country," "Like Father, Like Son," "Akron hates you, too, LeBron," "Liar Baby Jerk," and "11-8?? Looks like you left your talents in Cleveland. Via AP wire. lebron-james-sign19 These signs read, "LeQuit and the Cheat" with a picture of LeBron James and Heat President Pat Riley, as well as "Punk Move 'Bron," with a picture of Charles Barkley. Via US Presswire. lebron-james-sign13 This last one is pretty crude, reading: "LeBron James. Queen James." 

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2010 7:33 am

Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

Here in Connecticut (I know, the mecca of professional sports), I grew up a huge Hartford Whaler fan.  They left us...not one player...not one icon...but the entire team.  We were all upset, disappointed is a better word...but most of us looked in the mirror and said we could have done more to keep them here.  Cleveland could have done the same with Lebron.  They could have convinced him to stay with certain moves they could have made, but they didn't.  Move on. 

I will say, about ten years after the Whalers left us, their successor, the Carolina Hurricanes, won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.  I was at the bar that night watching the game, and it was full of old Whaler Jerseys rooting for their former team.  That's how you move on Cleveland.  Let it go.

Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2010 4:10 am

Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

I don't see how anyone can like Lebron for anything, except maybe his skills.  I mean the guy is a total jerk with all his bs look at me antics on and off the court, not to mention the guy loves to have other people kiss his arss.  He hasn't won anything really, he isn't the best player in the league, in fact he isn't even the best player on his team.  Wade is the best player on the Heat, yet I still don't see them making it the the Championship series this season.  Seriously, the best thing the people of Cleveland could have done was buy their tickets to the game, but not show up for the game at all, but that would never happen, because to many of the attending fans were to busy making signs and shirts all for one game that doesn't mean shiz in the long run.  Winning this game should have been the only thing the fans wanted to see tonight, instead all they wanted to see was themselves expressing their hate for Queen Lebron. 

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2010 1:26 am

Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

Truthfully, I am not a Lebron nor Cleveland fan but I have to agree with the fans. All the empty promises and false hopes Lebron left in Cleveland, why should they like him. Why should they get over it? Why would they? They wanted to win and he was their best chance, why not be pissed about that?

The fact is, Lebron handled the whole thing Brett Favre esque...poorly. He could have went out in better fashion but unlike what anyone really forsaw he was too big headed about it. He is a great player there is no doubt, but I think it will be awesome when it doesn't work out and they dont even win a championship. There goes his legacy. He is no Jordan, or Kobe, or you could even make the argument for Wade, he has a ring (with Shaq, but a ring is a ring).

The fact of the matter is people will call Cleveland haters and babies but this is probably coming from the teams that have never had such a player on any of their teams. They have never had someone that meant so much to a sporting community just up and leave on them. Clevleand should be pissed, but I would like to believe that in the end they will have the last laugh when Lebron ultimatley fails.

Since: Oct 30, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2010 1:16 am

Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

I hate lebron.  People say that it wasnt that he did but how he did, thats bullcrap, I'm a die hard cleveland fan and i know how we think.

Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 11:44 pm

Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

Felter13 true that.

Reality bites, can't get over it, (omg)  I don't want to get over it, (onhd) after all LeBron did for Cleveland. Really; who are these people? Now Tell Me Who's Bad!!!

Everybody listen let it go.Smile

Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 11:38 pm

Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

Ohio adults Fans are not a good example for their own child/rens nor other childrens around the world; GROW UP BIG CHILDRENS. 

How can u-all be so Petty about someone else choice, you can not control?! 

Shame on you stupid growups!

Lebron is a good example of a man; he has moved on!! And has forgiven you all...

This brings MY MIND back TO the 60's, When the white man and woman hated black people just because they were black. 

How can waste Precious time on something so smALL?

This says a lot about the Americans......


Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2010 11:10 pm

Cavs vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

Have to go with the WAAAAAAAAAAAA factor.  How many people have packed up and moved for a job?  Many.  I don't know too many that stay in there hometown anymore.  Pretty sad sight in Ohio tonight, a bunch of grown men and women booing a 26 year old kid who moved from a dump to sunny Florida.  Yeah, Lebron is the A-hole for sure!!

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2010 10:44 pm

Cavs Vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts

lets see what the miami fans are saying in two years IF the heat do not win a title and they are forced to trade bosh, james and/or wade so they can sign some other REAL players besides minimum salary rejects or has-beens.

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 10:08 pm

Cavs Vs. Heat: LeBron James signs and shirts


We're pathetic in Cleveland.  Can't get over Lebron going to a real city...WAAAAAA!!!!!!!

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