At the Beijing Olympics, where LeBron James(notes) was surrounded by such talent and possibility, the Cleveland Cavaliers began to lose their star to free agency. The beginning of his departure came in small moments on the daily bus rides through the city’s choking smog and bigger ones on the basketball court. Together, Dwyane Wade(notes), Chris Bosh(notes) and James kept talking about the summer of 2010, about the chance of a lifetime to chase championships and roll like a touring rock band.
NBA Commissioner David Stern hit Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert with a $100,000 fine for his scathing post-“Decision” remarks against LeBron James posted Thursday at the team’s Web site.
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 […]
CLEVELAND — Angered and betrayed by LeBron James` decision to leave for Miami, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert accused the NBA`s MVP of quitting during the playoffs. Gilbert, who posted an angry letter to Cavs fans on the team`s website shortly after James announced his plans to sign with the Heat, told The Associated Press late […]
They ended up with that split-screen of the King’s jersey burned live on his infomercial, as this sad, lost robot sat in a leafy suburban gymnasium with children as props and the world watching, those empty eyes masking a lost, dazed LeBron James(notes). This was the champagne shower for the Championship of Me, an exercise in […]
LeBron James has made his decision and he chose the Miami Heat. Now in earnest the LeBron backlash can begin. In the history of sports perhaps no athlete has destroyed their image in just eight days, barring being arrested. In just 24 hours no sports network has sold their soul to the devil quicker than […]