LeBronathon 2010: SHUT UP ABOUT IT.

Now, look. I’m a huge sports fan. I love the Browns, Indians, Buckeyes, whatever. But you want to know what really ticks me off sometimes? How seriously people take it. If you’re not a sports guy, or basically just been living under a rock recently, LeBron James, arguably one of the best players to play the game of basketball’s contract ran out for the Cavaliers. Ever since the season ended, there’s been controversy over whether he’ll stay in his home state (Ohio. He was grown up in Akron) or move somewhere else. Just last week, he announced, on national TV (tells you how popular he is: he can get a national TV special just to tell the people where he’s playing next year. -_-), that he’s leaving Cleveland to play for the Heat. Now, the argument around Cleveland is that the Cavaliers are the only good team in Cleveland right now (our city hasn’t won a championship in, what, 40 odd years?), and him leaving shows a sign of betrayal to his home state, and whatever. LeBron said in an interview, “I have to do what’s best for LeBron James.” First off, LeBron: That was a really shitty way of handling the situation. Do you really think anybody in Cleveland will accept that? You were basically a role model to every single kid in Cleveland, and your reason for leaving is because you’re doing whats best for you? Not the fans? Not a smart move. Second of all, Cleveland: Stop whining. After he announced his decision, literal RIOTS happened in Cleveland. Like, running through the city burning jerseys in the middle of the street riots. Look, people. It’s BASKETBALL. It’s not like race riots that happened in Oakland a couple of days ago. (Thanks Rebel FM!) I mean, seriously? Riots? People need to grow some balls(pardon the pun) and realize that Cleveland really is a crappy sports town, like it or not. Burning jerseys in the middle of the street is never acceptable.

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