Why Would LeBron James ‘Quit’ on the Cleveland Cavaliers?

July 14th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
NBA fans have been trapped in a free agency world of preposterousness these past two weeks.   

We've gone from "The Decision" to "The Letter."  We've gone from Amir Johnson's five-year, $34 million contract to Joe Johnson being the highest paid free agent in LeBron James', Dwyane Wade's, and Chris Bosh's class. 

And yet, one of the most preposterous ideas in all of this free agency hysteria has been that of LeBron James, The Royal Quitter. 

It started with his owner, Dan Gilbert, who ranted about LeBron quitting in every big game in an interview with the Associated Press .  He advised us to "go back and look at the tape" of the Orlando-Cleveland Game Six from 2009, asking us to check how many shots James took (he took 20 shots, for the record).

So, in other words, we can discount Gilbert because he's a bitter owner who's lashing out like a 13-year-old girl after a breakup.   What else should we have expected?  (To his credit, the Fathead stunt was hilarious.) 

Then w ...

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