a championship would be fleeting joy for the city, a brilliant burn mark on a tapestry of failure.
Actually I think it would be the exact opposite, at least for most of the people I know.
Best twitter today:
"Can you please anoint 'Taking my talents to South Beach' as the new euphemism for masturbation?"
one championship is not going to be enough for cleveland fans to wash away all the misery and despair. in fact, i'm convinced that (besides the self-aggrandizing tv special) most of this vitriol against lebron is because cleveland fans know that the cavs have no chance
of winning anything without him. they were counting on him to deliver multiple titles, to ease their pain and suffering, to save their city.
but in typical cleveland fashion, they expected him to do it all by himself, the most difficult way possible. lebron had to suffer. lebron had to suffer like everyone in cleveland suffers. lebron had to toil and endure and overcome. anything less, and it wouldn't be a true cleveland championship.
and he tried. he carried that team for 7 years and made the chumps that gilbert & ferry put around him look like great players. one player has never single-handedly carried a team to a title - not even jordan - and as good as lebron is, he wasn't going to be the first. but it was the only way cleveland fans would want it. their guy - the hometown hero - has to be saddled with this burden and he must carry it alone, just like they all do every day. just like they always have and always will.
Dude , what the hell are you talking about
First, Lebron wasnt an starving intern over the last 7 years, he was compensated quite nicely and was treated as deity
2nd, Duncan has 4 titles, did SA break the bank on free agents? did the Pistons of the early 2000's have big time names? I reiterate Pippen was a draft pick from Central Arkansas, and Gasol was a your basic "all star reserve after thought" before he got to the Lakers (kind of like Moe and Antawn J)
Had Lebron chose the route Kevin Durant just did the building of the CAVS roster would of been much different,
However without a long term commitment we had to build for the short term
Lebron wanted Damon Jones, Larry Hughes and Donyell Marshall and we got em
he wanted Shaq, we got him
He wanted Jamison we got him
He wanted Ben Wallace- we traded for him
we've added pieces wherever we could (Moe, Parker, Moon)
resigned Andy V, cuz he liked him
we didnt trade JJ, cuz he liked him (in retrospect im very happy for this)
every move and offensive set was based on LBJ
bottom line is, Lebron is not who we thought he was, so we are guilty for that.
The man thinks (for now) that being 2nd (or 3rd) banana will suit him fine. I think he will regret it