7 Characters That Screwed People Like Lebron James Did Cleveland Comments - Mania.com


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tjanson 7/13/2010 1:44:19 PM

bryan...that we agree with.  Its his right to leave.  But he should have called the owner peronally..should have done it more quietly without the show, and should have thanked the people of cleveland.  that's my only problem with the whole thing.  I don't think he backstabbed Cleveland per se...

Tonebone 7/13/2010 1:59:30 PM

And whild Gilbert's letter was idiotic and inappropriate, Jesse Jackson's was even moreso. Especially if he doesn't even know this guy personally

tjanson 7/13/2010 2:08:17 PM

Tonebone...you hit it square on the head man!  The little stage act with james, Wade, and Bosch was sickening.  The rest of the league is going to be gearing up to go after these guys and their out of control egos.  Just imagine the pressure they will have...anything short of an NBA title and they will be considered failures.  Then what is leBron going to do?

Hanso..you are also right about the money.  He left 14 mil on the table over 5 years...that's nothing to him.  Hell he makes many times that just from shoe endorsements

superrichtheman 7/13/2010 2:21:38 PM

tjanson- Florida also has no state income tax, so he probably won't even lose any money.

Chopsaki 7/13/2010 2:28:33 PM

Tonebone: "And lets not even mention the nauseating "concert" the Heat put on to introduce them"

Ya that was pretty terrible rising through the floor with the smoke swirling around them. I think I'm going to start refering to them as the Jonas Brothers. P

Tonebone: "And whild Gilbert's letter was idiotic and inappropriate, Jesse Jackson's was even moreso."

I agree and for anyone that missed it here is what Jesse Jackson said about Dan Gilbert owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Jesse Jackson: "He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave."

Jetro 7/13/2010 4:50:15 PM

Since a lot of you folks don't follow sports regularily, allow me to fill you in on why everyone hates Lebron.  Him and two other all stars who met up in the Olympics bout 3 or 4 years ago colluded to sign identical contracts with their respective teams.  Unbeknown to these teams, these three had agreed to join together at some destination once those contracts were up.  Each player acted throughout the three year contracts as if they were returning or stood a good chance at returning providing that the teams they belonged to did things to their liking, like sign certain players or friends.   And we haven't even hit the part about Lebron being born and raised in Cleveland all his life, knows full well what he means to both the city and community as well as economics, especially in a region like Cleveland that has been hard hit.

So yeah...hope King Lebron and his court Jesters fail miserably in their quest of numerous championships...

bryanferryfan 7/13/2010 5:41:30 PM

Yeah I was dumbfounded as to why Jesse Jackson would insert himself in this .  Unless he's looking for a handout.  As a person of African/Irish descent everytime I see him I want to puke.  He has become a joke.  Still living off MLK's assasination.  Anyways,  the decision has been made.  I hope LeBron James wins a couple of championships. 

DeeJay4ADay 7/14/2010 3:56:20 PM

While the premise of this article is completely disconnected from reality, it's downright hilarious, nonetheless. Lebron James decision proves he's actually quite intelligent, whether or not he speaks the "king's" English.

The NBA is a single business entity, and a cagey Lebron James has simply moved from one franchise to another. In contrast, were "Calvin" to switch from working at the 5th Avenue McDonald's franchise to the one on Grand River, I doubt many people would care. Now, I suppose that the dollars, jobs and accompanying sports culture tied to the James brand makes him different from Calvin, and gives people a right to care. Still, the fact that people care really doesn't change the principle involved. Again, funny article. However, James didn't screw Cleveland... especially considering the fact that he still has Cleveland-based philanthropic activities planned for later this summer.

Finally, those who couldn't stand this deicsion should consider that, in the grander scheme of things, no sports dynasty can last forever--- and there's still a lot of ball to be played before James and co. even prove they can win at least 1 championship together.

hanso 7/14/2010 5:07:52 PM

How is it completely disconnected from reality?  Dude when on TV to tell them to screw themselves.  Even if you take that out of the equation, you still have the fact that waiting till the last second to bolt to another town cost the Cavs a chance to go after any of the elite free agents that were available this year.  They could've gone after Boozer, Joe Johnson or Amare Stoudamire.

Oh and if leaving the Cavs wasn't bad enough, James then went to recruit Big Z a guy that was in Cleveland for 14 yrs.  Heck, just today there were reports James never recruited for the Cavs like he's been recruiting for the Miami Heat.

When Lebron left he did nothing to help the Cavs, they only did the sign & trade at the very end so they could at least get a trade exception out of the whole thing.

In contrast, take a look at a Rasheed Wallace.  He's gonna retire but hasn't done so yet incase the Boston Celtics want to use his salary to trade it for an asset.  Rasheed Wallace was in Boston for 1 year and is helping them out, Lebron James was in Cleveland for 7 years and didn't do crap for them.

Lebron = Anakin Skywalker

bryanferryfan 7/14/2010 10:01:20 PM

hanso read my earlier post at the very beginning of this thread.  think about the context .   then tell me who the biggest backstabbin' bastards really are.

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