LeBron James: The Moment of Truth Came and Went

July 11th, 2010 by Jason Nedrich Leave a reply »
As the lifelong, die-hard Cleveland sports fan that I am, you'd think this would be the worst of times for me.  And a week ago, I might have thought so.  

But the fact of the matter is, aside from the economic repercussions that LeBron's decision will effect in Cleveland , I can honestly say that the idea of him leaving was much more stressful than him actually leaving.  

Sure maybe reality won't set in until I see him throwing his baby powder in the air wearing his No. 6 Miami jersey, or watching my Cavs miss the playoffs or get swept in the first round.  

But I suppose when you root for athletes, or are fans of musicians, actors, or any other public figures, you must accept something far beyond their performance.  That is their character.
And despite being one of the most gifted, and the most hyped, pampered, prodded athletes we've ever seen, the self-proclaimed "King" proves that talent alone won't make you a winner.
The moments after the debacle that was Game 5 took place, I realized that LeBron was no longer the same person that grew up and became a star right in his own ba ...

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