The King crushes Cleveland; LeBron leaves his hometown shaking its head, fist

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NBA superstar LeBron James, seen here at the Ohio state championships in 2009, is headed to Miami

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan. They all delivered NBA World
Championships. Thursday, LeBron James announced he’s going to
chase his.


Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan. They all delivered NBA World Championships. Thursday, LeBron James announced he’s going to chase his.

Unlike the previous trio, which brought trophies home to the towns that drafted them, James turned his back on his hometown team and the one that drafted him – the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s headed to Miami to play for the Heat.

It’s enough to make you want to puke.

As an Ohio native, his announcement on ESPN Thursday made me sick. As a fan, his reasons why did the same.

One line that sticks out is when James told Michael Wilbon on TV, “This decision was the right one for no one else but myself.”

Obviously.

LeBron James had a chance to be God on Thursday. Instead he’d rather be just another robe.

Jordan made greatness. James is trying to rig it.

This fall, LeBron will join fellow free agents Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade in Miami where the threesome has plans for winning multiple championships. Here’s hoping they don’t win any.

Selfish? Yeah, but so is LeBron.

He could have been so much more than a basketball player had he stayed in Ohio. He could have been a savior and uplifted an entire state – his state. Instead he’s bolting to South Beach and taking the easy way out.

James used the term “greatest challenge” when saying what the road ahead of him holds. Are you kidding me? A challenge would have been staying in Cleveland and delivering a world championship to your hometown, to a franchise that has never had one, to a city desperate for a winner. Instead LeBron landed another blow to Northeast Ohio and in reality, the entire state.

I’ve never seen a hero turn goat as quickly as I did Thursday.

Within seconds of LeBron’s decision I got a phone call from my wife and texts from numerous friends. None of them showed support for the decision. Several said Cleveland was going to burn.

I told them LeBron lit the match.

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