LeBron James: “We Are All Witnesses”… For the Prosecution

July 9th, 2010 by Ben Haas Leave a reply »
LeBron James made a mistake.  A big mistake.  And no, I am not talking about where LeBron chose to take his talents for the next five years.  

LeBron's mistake was the manner in which he informed his former team, Cleveland fans, and the NBA of his decision to play for the Heat.  And although the decision inevitably was his to produce this one-hour marketing nightmare, if I were him, I would be looking for new advisers.  

His decision to leave for Miami should not be reviled the way it has the past 24 hours. The message he sent with the way in which he let us in on "The Decision" should be.  

LeBron's image as "The King" has been carefully manicured over the course of his seven-year career.  He has generally been well-liked, has not suffered from off-the-court incidents, and has been respected for bringing the Cavs organization a significant amount of success.  

The city of Cleveland has benefited significantly from the rejuvenation of the franchise led by LeBron.  The fans' initial reaction to his "abandonment" of the team is understandable given the emotions involved, but are not warran ...

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