The Two Most Overlooked Facts About Lebron’s Decision

July 9th, 2010 by David Weiss Leave a reply »
With all the post-reaction analysis going on right now, I can't say I'm  surprised that people have conveniently overlooked two key realities in this decision.

And I can understand why. The road from rejection always is initially crossed emotionally before it can be swallowed rationally. Meanwhile, the media specializes in scrutinizing players whom they build up in exaggerated glory. Ah, the fickle media. They build you up only to make the fall from grace ever more painful.

But let's move those dynamics out of the way for a second.

While everyone is so quick to vilify LeBron James, remember one key fact.

Fact No. 1: LeBron wanted to come back to Cleveland

Only days ago, LeBron tried recruiting Chris Bosh. Everything was in place. The Cavs had a deal with Toronto. LeBron would achieve his goal of having a dominant caliber team. And guess what? Bosh didn't want to go to a small market after leaving one in Toronto. 

Ultimately, LeBron was ready to stay and finish what he started. But with the growing disparity in talent between the haves and the have-nots, he also knew he couldn't sacrifice his own ...

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