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Crying in Basketball?

May 12, 2011 - Kim Collette
Dear LeBron, Hello, it's me, the very disappointed fan that wrote to you last July when you publicly became the newest Cleveland sports mishap.

I never thought that you would get me fired up again. But, then again, I never thought you'd leave Cleveland in a cloud of dust. I was wrong then and I am wrong now. I think the words I am looking for for you are grow up! I think my first issue with last night is that you openly cried after beating the Celtics. I understand that your "team" won a playoff series. But really? You have played in a conference final before this year. In fact, you have played in the Championship Finals. So did we really need your tears? Grow up and act like you've been there before.

The second issue I have with last night is your "apology" to Cleveland. You said, "I knew deep down in my heart, as much as I loved my teammates back in Cleveland and as much as I loved home, I knew I couldn't do it by myself against that team (The Celtics). The way it panned out with all the friends and family and the fans back home, I apologize for the way it happened. I knew this opportunity was once in a lifetime. To be able to come down here and pair with two guys and this organizaiton-in order for me to move on with my career, that team we defeated, we had to go through them."

I don't want your apology and I don't believe your apology. I think that had you lost again to the Celtics, no one would have heard you utter those words. Don't patronize us now. A whole year? A whole year and we are supposed to annoint you "King of Basketball" again. Not this girl. You were the reigning MVP last year and decided to take the easy way out. You didn't want to be the "Go-To" guy every night like Michael Jordan. And please don't use the excuse that Jordan had superstars around him. I'll give you Scottie Pippen, but seriously he had BJ Hodges and Bill Cartwright? I am not buying it.

Please don't apologize to Cleveland fans again. It seems that you leaving the city has actually brought a bit of good luck. The Indians are in first place and have no appearances of falling apart. And, Peyton Hillis was popular enough to be voted to the cover of Madden 12. So please, keep your "talents" in Miami and don't think of us or apologize to us anymore.

Still Disappointed, But No Longer a Fan, Kim


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