Reaction to the Decision

For all of you that don’t know, LBJ has chosen to join the Miami Heat and be with his bros, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.  After two years of buildup, hours and hours of promotion by the worldwide leader in sports, and even a one hour special about it tonight, LBJ finally made the announcement the NBA world has been waiting for.  And with that announcement, millions of hearts were broken in Cleveland, the 5 other teams with cap space can finally pursue other free agents if they haven’t already started (Clippers already signing Randy Foye and Ryan Gomes), and hopefully the big free agency circus is finally over.

I personally didn’t see the one hour special tonight but the second I started getting texts from my friends on what happened, I just got angry and started to not like Lebron James even more.  I think he’s a great player and everything but he is also a primadonna, a diva, and a media whore.  His philosophy, anything to get attention.  What better way to make sure ESPN never forgets you by joining a team with the other two biggest stars of this era.   And also, why bother working hard for a championship if you can easily join two other big name superstars and win one with less pressure on yourself.  If LBJ thought he was that great of a player, he would have stayed in Cleveland and bring that city a championship they have not seen in what seems like forever.

I can understand why Dan Gilbert is pissed off.  The hometown hero has decided to turn his back on the city that raised him and take the easy route to a championship gold.  I don’t care about Cleveland (even though they have every right to be mad) but what kind of message does this send to the kids.  I can think of several horrible lessons to the children here.

  • Fuck working your ass off to the best of your abilities to achieve your goals, take the easy route whenever the opportunity becomes available.
  • Forget about loyalty to your home,  go somewhere else where the grass looks greener.
  • Follow your friends because they supposedly have your best interest at heart.
  • Money isn’t important, but neither is being faithful to the people who supported you since day one.
  • Who cares about building a legacy, just win without ever really leaving a mark behind in history.
  • Get as much as attention as you can because being humble is overrated.

I can think of a thousand other negative messages here in this little announcement.  How can LBJ look at himself in the mirror now that he broke the hearts of all the Cleveland children that thought of him as a hero.  How does he feel that he is no longer the hometown hero but the hometown despicable villain.  I’m not from Cleveland but I feel their pain.  As a Clippers fan, I know what its like to have the star player betray you and go to another team.  But the Cleveland fans have it a thousand times worse because their Benedict Arnold is considered to be one of the top two players in the game right now.  Betrayal is an awful sight to see, I hope Heat fans cherish this moment as much as possible right now because when something goes wrong with their Big 3, this summer will be for naught.

Calling it right now, the Miami Heat will not win a championship with those 3 players and 9 scrubs.

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