I love this as I've been a Cleveland Cavaliers fan all my life from the days when we almost relocated in the early 80s to the days where there were more blue seats at the Q than fans... last summer, LeBron James went on an asinine TV specacle known as 'The Decision', in said spectacle which I decieded to miss- because I had a gut feeling he was leaving Cleveland and I had no desire to see it; plus I needed groceries and I was resting off a hangover.
In that special hosted by Jim Gray, he said he was 'Taking his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat and win a championship'. Last night, he was DENIED that bling-bling he so coveted like a child to a most-wanted toy. He felt like he deserved it. No, in my eyes he didn't. I sometimes wonder by having that self-glorified special last year he cursed himself.
Seeing the Dallas Mavericks win and knock LeBron off his pedestal made me happy, but however it pissed off his big backers- ESPN.
I still swear that ESPN told LeBron to go to Miami and leave small, pitiful, nothing-to-do-in-Cleveland, Ohio for the warm, sunny beaches of Miami and the late-night parties. Cleveland is not much a city, trust me as I am very familiar with the area. ESPN's crew probably got sick of having to go to Cleveland and have nothing to do.
But last night made me smile. I may have hated Michael Jordan for how he always seemed to one-up the same Cavaliers when he was with the Bulls, but I at least had more respect for Jordan than I do LeBron. Michael Jordan earned his championships with the Bulls.
LeBron was selfish in wanting to win right off the bat in Miam with his buddies instead of working for it like Jordan did.
I also didn't like LeBron's comment in essence, blaming God for the loss in the Finals. That just reeks of desperation and baaad Karma. To me, that's immature. The Heat were clearly out-played by the Dallas Mavericks. I also didn't like how he and Chris Bosh taunted Dirk Nowitzki. To me, that was hitting below the belt a bit.
Just glad this season of drama is over. Now, I can focus on seeing whether or not the NBA will have it's own lockout this year like the NFL. Plus, Cleveland has the #1, and #4 overall draft pick this year in the draft... so that makes me SMILE.
Go Cavaliers, Go Cleveland... the city that Rocks, the city that breaks my heart time and time again. Cleveland, the city of a burning river, Cleveland the city of ten-cent beer night... Cleveland.