Thougts from Juujigun: Personally I'm not a Cavaliers fan (Go Pacers!) nor a Lebron fan per se...although I thought, and still think, he's one of the most exciting players in the league. Going to Miami was not the problem. The problem was that narcissistic, self-aggrandizing debacle on ESPN. If you're staying in Cleveland, fine, go ahead and make a big spectacle of it.
If you're going to leave, why flaunt it in Cleveland's face and make a big "hey f' you Cleveland" moment out of it? If you're going to leave, do it quietly, humbly, and with a thankful nod to the Cavalier fans, the city of Cleveland, and quite frankly all of northeastern Ohio...all of whom you PROMISED a championship.
The very fact that I found out Lebron was leaving at the exact same moment that the owners and management of the Cleveland Cavaliers found out Lebron was leaving is in itself a douchebag move on Lebron's part.
VIDEO: Clevelanders respond to LeBron James
By Dan Devine
A week and a half ago, the question LeBron James(notes) asked was, "What should I do?"
The Nike ad spawned a series of imitators, from the minds behind "South Park," to Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher. And now, a filmmaker from the town that James spurned has created Cleveland's answer to James' advertised query:
The note accompanying the clip on YouTube, written by the directior, refers to Nike's "Rise" spot as "just more 'narcissistic, self-promotional build-up' from a guy who's [sic] actions speak louder than his words."
It also responds directly to Nike's "look in the mirror" positioning of the spot:
"This is about the difference between the expectations others may have of him versus the expectations he has of himself?" Yes, we expected greatness.
James and his Miami Heat will travel to Cleveland to play the Cavs on Dec. 2. Hopefully they don't let Cavaliers fans bring shovels to the game.
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