Things We Learned From LeBron’s “Decision”

July 10th, 2010 by Daniel Awesome Leave a reply »
During LeBron James hour-long special on ESPN titled "The Decision" (don't worry, the money from the ads goes to charity, so he's a great person), LeBron was asked if winning a championship in Miami (last championship: 4 years ago) would be any different than winning one in Cleveland (last championship: 46 years ago). He said that "a championship is a championship".

Yeah, right.

This was a star that overcame being born in the projects and never knew who his father was. He worked hard to develop his incredible talent, winning three state basketball titles and entering the NBA Draft as a high schooler along the way. And it seemed by the hand of God that Cleveland won the right to draft the hometown hero No. 1 in the draft.

It was a feel good story for an economically depressed area. It was hope for the kid growing up in the bad area of town that maybe one day he would be able to have a better life—that if LeBron had a chance, he did, too. It was hope for the community. It was a rallying point. The downtown was enlivened thanks to LeBron and the Cavs. LeBron was going to be the one who would lead Cleveland to its first championship in about ...

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