| May 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

An apology? I about choked when I saw this and heard it. More kind of disbelief, anger and a simple case of “What the heck?”

“I couldn’t do it by myself against that team,” James said. “I apologize for the way it happened, but I knew this opportunity was once in a lifetime.”

This was Lebron after Miami downed Boston in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. He kneeled on center court, his teammates acted like they just won the NBA title and I still can’t find it in my heart to forgive him.

Shame on Eric Freeman, an author of the Ball Don’t Lie, a yahoo sports blog. In his little tirade defending LBJ, he states that now is the time the fans were ready to hear “I’m Sorry.” Mr. Freeman, I want you to know, that I am never ready to hear I am sorry from him. He quit on us, he accused us, he then hurt us and in the end, he laughed at us. You tell me Mr. Freeman, what you would do if your hometown boy did all that to you, for the opportunity of a lifetime?

James had a team, a very good team and he just flat out quit on them and us the fans. There was no, “I am hurt”, no, “I am sorry” as he shunned us, just a forget you moment and peace out. Neither of which I will ever forget as I sat there on the couch watching him that night.

So to Lebron, his little party of “yes” men and everyone else who is a part of that circus in South Beach, Florida, I have this to say to you. In the words of LBJ, “Karma.” It will come back to get you.


Category: Cleveland Cavaliers

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  4. I would have to agree with you that the NBA, like the MLB is quickly losing its competitive edge. That is the ultimate key to integrity in any sport and one big factor why the NFL has risen to the top, before the lockout.
    I believe the NBA needs to find ways or create a way for teams to keep a player, but yet not allow that team to restrict everyone. Since the NBA has a much smaller roster, maybe only have one franchise tag per team with no other tags. Just a thought.
    Still I like your idea of watching The College of Wooster or our local high school basketball. So many interesting things happen in both venues, you just have to sit back and smile.

  5. jwood says:

    There is also the larger picture, which fans of the NBA, and especially the Cavaliers, never seem to mention. That being that there just isn’t much to say regarding the integrity of a professional sports league that allows such a situation to happen.

    Had two or three owners come together and pooled their talent, placing their best players all on one franchise in order to steal a championship, the entire fan base of the league, along with the other owners, would have been up in arms. Yet, when three players, James, Wade, and Bosh, colluded in much the same manner, the NBA sat by and allowed it to happen. Not only that, no safeguards were enacted to prevent such abuse to happen in the future. The NBA went, in one moment, from being a professional organization to a bush league. Forget James, forget pro basketball. I’ll take the College of Wooster version of hoops over those clowns any day.

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