Lebron Lets Loose on Cleveland
Lebron James made his first return to Cleveland last night since his trade to the Miami Heat this summer. It’s been a very dramatic soap opera between Lebron, his teammates, the fans, owners, broadcasters etc… last night Lebron gave Cleveland a little more sting to their break-up.
Killing the Cavs
After scoring 24 points in the 3rd quarter and with the Heat up by almost 40 points, Miami’s coach decided to take Lebron out of the game before things got too out of control. Lebron ended the game with 38 points and before he could say goodbye to his old teammates, security guards quickly ushered him out of the building.
Soap Opera Switch
This whole thing between Lebron and Cleveland has gotten very weird and it’s probably going to get weirder. Since the trade, there has been way too much drama. Here’s a list of the things that have happened since Lebron’s switch:
- Lebron’s 1 hour special on ESPN called “The Decision”, a weird way to tell the world you are going to be traded.
- Cleveland fans burned all the Lebron James memorabilia and posted the videos on youtube.
- Miami had a “Super-Bowl-Halftime-Show-Style” welcome party for Lebron, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade in Miami. No other teammates were invited.
- After ridiculed by the media, Lebron wishes he had “done things differently”
Fans Can’t Faze
So everyone wanted to see this war between the fans and Lebron last night. The fans were screaming at Lebron all night long. The worst chant was probably when they said “Akron hates you” over and over while Lebron was shooting free throws. Lebron retaliated, making amazing plays and he probably played his best game of the year.
The media was trying to make things even worse. Charles Barkley, an ex-NBA-player and broadcaster, dared Lebron to do his trademark ritual before the game where he throws the chalk up into the air trying to look like Jesus… Lebron did.
At the end of the game, a reporter took Lebron aside to interview Lebron about how he felt. He specifically asked Lebron if he wanted to apologize to the Cleveland fans for how he handled things. Lebron said “No!”