When I found out LeBron was leaving Cleveland again, this time to Los Angeles, of course, I was disappointed. In a matter of minutes, the Cavs went from being a title contender to not necessarily even making the playoffs the following year. Moreover, in regards to Cleveland Sports Talk, the excitement about the Cavs would be much less without The King and it would not be so good for the site.
Moreover, everyone has pegged me as a “LeBron Hater” because I have disagreed with him on a few issues, socially and politically. However, this does not change my opinion on LeBron the basketball player and person. He has done so much for the City of Cleveland, including bringing a championship here for the first time since 1948. Additionally, he does and continues to do so much for his hometown of Akron.
I am not an LBJ hater at all.
Now, it took some time for me to accept his change to the Lakers and I obviously wanted him to stay in Cleveland, as did everyone, but after watching the Cavs’ first game, I became optimistic. Unlike, the first time he left Cleveland, the Cavs actually have a formidable team that can provide some entertainment for the fans this year and will compete for a playoff spot certainly.
Additionally, I saw LeBron in that gold jersey and he looks fantastic, admittedly. Those back-to-back dunks gave me chills.
Frankly, as I have had to learn the hard way, there is more to life than NBA Basketball and even from a Cleveland sports standpoint, we have a playoff-caliber baseball team and a young football team with a quarterback that has the potential to be a star.
I wanted to do something to celebrate LeBron’s time in Cleveland and I decided to make a Twitter account that will post highlights and memories of his years here. You can follow that account by clicking here! We are just getting that started…
In the heat of the moment, I may have said a few things about LeBron that I regret and for that, I apologize. Overall, I am so grateful for his time in Cleveland and, of course, the championship he delivered. Additionally, he never talks down about this city like a certain Kyrie Irving (a psychopath) and many other athletes have after leaving.
While the Cavs won’t be playing for a title this year, I am excited to watch this young team led by Kevin Love, Young Bull and Cedi Osman. Truly, they have a chance to make the playoffs.
Best of luck to King James in Los Angeles. Honestly, I’d be happy if your Lakers beat the Warriors.
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