Friday, July 09, 2010

Regarding Cleveland and Lebron James

To those of you who are so incensed that Lebron James has chosen to move on to greener pastures in Miami (and if you burned his jersey last night, you are clearly one of these people), I have a little bit of advice for you.

Get over it. Get over yourselves.

I am not going to tell you it is just a game, because I know that you know that deep down. But honestly, you are rooting for laundry.

If it was you and you had a chance to pursue opportunities to achieve some personal goals, you would take that chance. And do you think Lebron would be angry at you for doing that (if he actually knew you)? No.

He didn't betray you, even if that what some people are telling you. If anything, he is giving a lot of other people the opportunity to play in Cleveland, so you actually have a team rather than one superstar and a few talented players around him.

Yes, I have a feeling this season is going to be ugly. But it will get better. I mean, look at how bad things were for Boston that one season and then they put together 3 great players... um, nevermind.

The thing you all have to remember is that Lebron wasn't your savior. He is just a dude trying to win a championship.

If you feel like you've been dumped, just remember, other fans have felt this exact way, and they got better over time.

And really, if it is between hating Lebron and Art Modell, the choice is obvious. Art Modell screwed you in every way imaginable while Lebron just broke up with you. So keep hating the real enemy.


John said...

This is pretty much my sentiment, although I admit that I've barely been following the story.

Why is anyone loyal to a sports team? Or expect players to be loyal to a city? They're in it for the money, and act accordingly.

It's just a freakin' basketball league. It's not like Benedict Arnold switching sides during the American Revolutionary War.

MC said...

I am loyal to underdogs... the worse a team is, the more likely I am to root for the to succeed.