LeBron James made it official on Thursday, announcing he would join Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. The superstar made his decision known to the world during a one-hour television special on ESPN that drew big ratings.
Instantly, the Cavaliers went from being perennial Eastern Conference contenders to just another team in the also-rans.
Within minutes shots of people in Cleveland reacting to the news filled the air waves and in typical Cleveland fashion what unfolded was embarrassing, but not surprising.
The same people that dressed up like Dawgs and barked at football games…or at least they used to when they actually HAD a team, were now starting bomb fires with LeBron James jerseys.
James, an Akron native, went from penthouse to outhouse in a matter of seconds in the Mistake By the Lake as he shunned his hometown for the sunny beaches of South Miami.
Nobody took it harder in Cleveland than team owner Dan Gilbert, who took the city to an entirely different level of stupidity and ignorance with his letter to Lebron he sent out in a press release.
Here are just some of the snippets from the open letter:
“You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.
You have given so much and deserve so much more.
In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:
I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE
You can take it to the bank. “
Here’s my open message to Lebron: “YOU DON’T LIVE IN CLEVELAND, YOU LIVE IN MIAMI!!!”