Cleveland Mayor: “Let’s Call City Jamesville, Unrelated to LeBron” (Humor)

June 30th, 2010 by The Sports Comedian Leave a reply »
He is a man with a vision, and that vision has absolutely nothing to do with NBA free agency.  This according to Cleveland’s mayor Frank G. Jackson, who at his weekly press conference claimed that his idea to officially change the name of his city to “Jamesville” and the fact the city’s brightest star is considering a move to a bigger stage this summer are in no way related.

"I ran on the platform of change,” said Jackson, “and what better way to bring about that change than to just change your name?  Do you realize we’ve been calling ourselves Cleveland since 1796?!?!  To me that says something...this is 2010, and a lot has changed.  People expect something new.” 

Jackson brushed aside the suggestion that the proposal would be viewed as a last-ditch, desperate plea to get LeBron James to re-sign with the Cavs.  “This has absolutely nothing to do with LeBron James re-signing with the Cleveland…excuse me, with the Jamesville Cavaliers,” said Jackson. 

“Sure, we want Mr. James to re-sign and yes, our city’s very survival may depend on it; b ...

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