It was just a normal Friday morning until LBJ blew up the sports media world with a personally written Sports Illustrated article announcing, “I’m Coming Home” to Cleveland. Lebron James is one influential man, but I guess it comes with the territory of being the best basketball player on the planet.
I commend you Bron Bron, “the decision” round two was a much classier affair. After the frenzy that ensued when he made his free agency announcement, plenty of people talked and speculated, he kept his mouth shut and instead of a corny television broadcast he used the most respected sports publication to announce his choice. It seems the King has learned some tact during his time in Miami (must have been all the sun and Vitamin D).
Although he has some cry baby tendencies (flopping, cramping etc), I don’t hate James as a Cavalier. Coming back to Cleveland means “The King” also moves back into the Eastern Conference Central Division with the Bulls, but I still don’t mind. I like Lebron James the Cleveland Cavalier.
When the Bulls played the Heat throughout the last four years, I have to admit he made my blood boil. He played a big ‘ol media stunt and took his talents to South Beach to win some titles for his newly acquired “white hot Heat” fans. This time around he is going back to the place he calls home and he wants to win titles for HIS city. He wants his little boys and baby girl on the way to grow up in Northeast Ohio just like he did. He also didn’t hold a grudge against Dan Gilbert for his super mature letter in 2010 or Cavs fans who literally burned his jersey when he left for Miami. His choice was based on what’s best for his family and his city; a city that could really use something to brag about when it comes to the NBA (zero championships ever). This choice isn’t greedy as it’s certainly not for instant Championships. Don’t get me wrong, the Cavaliers are exponentially better with Lebron on the roster (check the Vegas odds), but they’re still a young team with some work to do.
When you take it all in, you can’t hate any of it.
After four years of saltiness, I’m letting my Lebron James grudge go. Way to show the world you’ve become a better man King James.
I’d also like to give a warm welcome to the return of the Bulls and Cavaliers rivalry 🙂 Bring it Bron Bron.