Cleveland, Get Real: You Don’t Deserve LeBron James

May 14th, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »

Of Cleveland’s many narcissisms, one that comes off as particularly nauseating is the fact that the failures of their sports teams actually have names.

The Shot, The Fumble, The Drive, 1997, it just goes on and on and on.

But enough is enough.

Generally speaking, when something has a name, it's because it's something worthy of respect, adoration, or singularity.

Things that would fall into this category would be human beings, places, pets, or even historical eras.

But Cleveland gets to be an exception.

Did the state of Utah make reels of the ’98 NBA Finals, highlight Michael Jordan’s shot over Byron Scott and name it “the push-off”?

Have you heard of anyone in Philadelphia making reels of the Eagles/Cardinals 2009 NFC Championship game, focusing on what should have been an obvious pass interference call when Kevin Curtis failed to make a critical catch after being clipped by Roderick Hood?

If so, maybe they should dub that “the no call.”

Did Chicago make a clip after the ’98 Finals named “the retirement& ...

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