The last half of this song sums up my thoughts nicely.
So LeBron has said some stuff in GQ; he hated Cleveland growing up (shocking!), he spoke in third person (keep that up, buddy!) and he doesn’t agree with Charles Barkley criticism (again, shocking!). The best part is that he hasn’t even played a game for the Heat and he’s already speculating about coming back to the Cavaliers (“If there was an opportunity for me to return and those fans welcome me back, that’d be a great story.”).
This is why I’m critical of all the Never Retire LeBron’s Number EVER talks. That’s such a long time from now. Could I see a future in which LeBron returns to the Cavaliers? Maybe, it’s not totally out of the question. It all depends on how good the Cavs are when LeBron reaches his ring chasing years (wait, maybe not the best example… they were a 60 win team and he went chasing rings in Miami. But you get my point). If a 34 year old LeBron signs on with a pretty solid Cavs team, I believe most fans would welcome him back. But maybe I’m weird.
With regards to him returning, LeBron says this about the fans: “Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.” Here’s the thing. I’m a Cavs fan. Yes, I like certain players more than others and yes, I even enjoy watching players for another team. Maybe LeBron doesn’t get this, being a Bulls, Cowboys and Yankee fan, but most people (I assume) root for their home team regardless of the players. I certainly considered myself a LeBron fan during his time in Cleveland (all those Kobe vs LeBron arguments sure seem dumb now, huh?) but I was a Cavs fan first and a LBJ fan second. I don’t think I’m odd in that respect. Team before players, right?
But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I became a Cavs fan because of Mark Price. Because man, that guy was awesome (via Stephien Rules).
I cannot wait for the season to start. I’m sick of LeBron and his drama. I care but I don’t. I just want the games to start. I want to see how the Cavs do sans James (J.J. Hickson time!!!). Hell, I miss the NBA so much that today my friend and I discussed getting courtside seats to a preseason game (in Pittsburgh, no less). Preseason! Pittsburgh!