Why It’s Healthy For Cleveland to Hate LeBron James and the Miami Heat

July 11th, 2010 by John Stebbins Leave a reply »
Amidst all the bickering by fans over "The Decision" of LeBron James to "take his talents to South Beach," the comments began to pack themselves into various camps: those who think it was great and those who thought it was disastrous.

"God, I swear we all need therapy. Anyone who was brought into this mess," I muttered to myself. Hmmmm…then I Googled "fan psychology LeBron James"

We’re not the only ones with numerous takes on this saga.

Dr. Richard Lustberg (with a last name like that, it’s amazing he wasn’t a Freudian), the New York–based psychologist who runs psychologyofsport.com, concluded that LeBron is not to blame for simply accepting the best offer.

"LeBron is simply a reflection of our society. If he is adroit at using the system, so be it. We do not seem to blame others for doing so, and it happens all the time," he wrote on his site. "If he wants to and gets to play out his life on center stage, that is his choice."

But boy, did he ever start that new life on center stage. "The Decision," his hour-long "Not-so-special," has been the subject of debate as well.

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