This may be the most anticipated return home for any athlete in the history of sports. The return of Lebron James to Cleavland has been building up since there has been rumor of him leaving the Cavilers after last season. Tonight at 8pm Lebrons new team the Miami Heat will face the Cleavland Cavilers in Cleavland. Lebron will receive anything but a warm welcome back from his former followers. During my life of watching and playing sports I have never seen anyone do what James did to the Cavilers. If it wasn't bad enough that James couldn't bring a championship to Ohio but to nationally televise "The Decision" of where he will play next is a slap in the face to the fans and organization. It shows what little respect James has for his former team.
If it wasn't bad enough he had to be in the spotlight to announce his decision for this NBA season, the way he handled the criticism after the decision is mind boggling. Instead of addressing the public James and Nike put out an ad to answer for James.
Don't get me wrong, Lebron is one of the best players to ever play the game but his ability to not win championships puts him in a lesser light. In defense of James, he came into the league at 18 years old. Most kids are still in high school dealing with girl problems and homework. James has lived a very stressful life filled with the highest expectations put on him by his followers. We are the ones who started comparing him to Michael Jordan and when he doesn't perform to expectation we don't hesitate to criticize. Ultimately, his decision to play for another team isn't what tainted his reputation in Cleavland rather how he went about his departure. Lebron will go down as one of the best and maybe the greatest if he can bring home some rings.
Lebron is an NBA Icon, it was very common for great players to stay for one team. But this is a new era of the NBA and players don't stay on one team anymore, because the NBA is a business and players move on.
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