It’s official Lebron James is going to bring the heat in Miami. He will be joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh as the basketball “IT” boys attempt to snatch the NBA championship and grin off of from Kobe Bryant face. Basketball is about to become entertaining and must watch television as the three superstar athletes take it to the rim. Not everyone is excited about the announcement. Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert is not feeling the decision one bit….nope he is extra bitter about the Lebron’s announcement. I am sure Jay Z is feeling some kind of way this morning considering he was courting the superstar athlete by laying out the red carpet for him in New York. Leading up to the announcement there was speculation, whispering, tongues wagging on blogs and folks in the sports industry. Who and where is Lebron going to play? Oh well, he was a free agent and at the end of the day the decision was his to make….if Lebron James is worth his money for real. He is going to take it to the rim and that my peeps you can take to the bank! Now it sure would be nice to snap his picture for my portfolio…can a sista girl get a picture opportunity?
The letter he posted on NBA.com:
Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.
This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.
Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.
The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.
There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.
You simply don’t deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.
You have given so much and deserve so much more.
In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:
“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE”
You can take it to the bank.
If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our “motivation” to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.
Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there.
Sorry, but that’s simply not how it works.
This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown “chosen one” sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And “who” we would want them to grow-up to become.
But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called “curse” on Cleveland, Ohio.
The self-declared former “King” will be taking the “curse” with him down south. And until he does “right” by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.
Sleep well, Cleveland.
Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day….
I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:
DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue….