LeBron Gone? Not So Fast

May 19th, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
First off, let me preface this article by saying that I am not a Cleveland fan. In fact, I am the antithesis of a Cleveland fan; I am a Detroit fan. Saying something nice about Cleveland pains me to no end.

However, everyone is chiming in on the LeBron James sweepstakes with their opinions and I am no different.

I also (though it pains me to talk about it) am uniquely qualified to discuss said issue. Who else knows the pain of having a highly prized free-agent-to-be wearing the home team colors more than a Detroit fan.

Think about it, all Detroit teams have been in the same position the Cavaliers find themselves in this summer.

The Pistons have had Grant Hill, Ben Wallace, and countless others poached by teams with more glamorous locales and prettier faces (although the talent in the state of Michigan is underrated to say the least).

The Tigers experienced the same with Kirk Gibson back in the late 80's, and we had to watch him win the National League MVP as well as the World Series in dramatic fashion.

The Lions have lost just about everyone and even the Red Wings have had players like Sergei Federov peeled ...

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