A 2014 “The Decision” Retrospective

July 11, 2014

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Four years later, I’m stateside for LeBron’s latest announcement.

He’ll dominate the news cycle for the weekend. There’s a reason he announced it at 12 PM Eastern Time on a Friday. What are people going to talk about? The WNBA? AFL? The World Cup Final? Nope. It’s LeBron’s Weekend. Again.

But I don’t forget where we’ve been. And neither should you. For your reading pleasure, we’ve collected our articles surrounding LeBron’s 2010 Decision. Enjoy, reflect, comment.

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The End.

July 9, 2010

Everything has changed.

Long-time Cleveland fans know that the only real way to deal with the series of miserable sucker punches that comprises our area’s sports history is to be pessimistic. Last night, a new generation of Cleveland fans learned the same thing. The jerseys of our Chosen One were set afire; watching the wine, gold, and white burn on SportsCenter seemed to be a fitting metaphor for… something. For everything we thought we understood, even within the reference frame of a city sport scene that hasn’t seen a professional title in decades.

We had to know he was leaving. But we thought he would stay. How could he leave? He was King of Cleveland. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s Not You, It’s Me

July 9, 2010

Living in Northeast Ohio, it was like a volcano erupted last night. I don’t mean it just rushed through and wiped out everyone in the area, it was like a volcano erupted many miles away, but still in sight. We all felt something rush through us, like earthquakes and tremors triggered by the explosion.

I know personally, my chest tightened, my legs tingled, and I had this overwhelming sense that something was going to be missing for the next few years. Read the rest of this entry »


Looking Forward to “The Decision”

July 8, 2010

This guy (and his smug mug) will get his own TV special about his future team, tonight (July 8) at 9 PM Eastern Time.

Who would have thought that LeBron might end up looking like a good guy after he announces his new team? Announced earlier today, LeBron will have a one-hour primetime ESPN special dedicated to… him. So, who are the winners and losers of this decision? Read the rest of this entry »