Miami 5-4 Cleveland 4-4
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . . .
HAHAHAHAHAHA . . . haha . . . haha . . . hehe . . . whoo
I know some say it's Cleveland's Fault Lebron left because they didn't build a team around him. Ok, so Lebron didn't have Pippen, Rodman, and Kukoc playing with him, but the Cavaliers aren't that terrible. It's not like Mo Williams and Antwan Jamison are Smush Parker and Kwame Brown.
I know the Cavs probably won't keep up with the Heat for the entire year. They may not even make the playoffs, which is why I'm taking my shots right now. After "The Decision," Lebron has filled the least favorite NBA player void left open for me when Bruce Bowen retired. Which is why I like this:
Yeah, yeah, I've heard it before and I get it. Lebron James was a free agent and Lebron James was under no legal or ethical obligation to stay in Cleveland. But the truth of the matter is that Lebron James positioned himself to be Cleveland's greatest sports icon EVER. Lebron James was becoming a hero to a city that has stood behind crappy sports teams for decades, Lebron James promised to finally give them their only championship after many near misses . . . and then Lebron James gave up . . . in the 2nd round of the playoffs . . . and does anyone else think it's stupid how much Lebron James refers to himself in 3rd person?
Maybe it's a reflection of professional sports today. Athletes have to feed their families, they have to do what's best for #1. But I can't help but feel that it wasn't that long ago that people who got paid millions of dollars to play a game still cared about the concept of team, cared about the cities they represented and the fans that loved them.
I've been in a locker room and looked around and felt like the other guys there were my brothers ready to go to war with me. Knowing that I had to leave it all on the field and win my battle on each possession, on every play, or else I was letting my team down. I've had those moments where I knew that the name on the back of my jersey didn't matter nearly as much as the name on front. I honestly wonder if Lebron James ever has . . .
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