Charles Pierce has had it with Cleveland fans who are whining and crying about how they've been betrayed by a player who went to play for a better team.
I agree, obviously. I wrote, back when LeBron finally announced his decision, that maybe the fans were getting baited by ownership to ignore these facts: "Maybe LeBron, in his seven years, expected to have more than 2 teammates (Ilgauskas and Mo Williams) make it to the All-Star Game. Maybe the average Cavs fan deserves a better overall roster than this. Maybe, just maybe, the Cavs fans, who had one of the best players in the World over the last half-decade, deserved a team that made a push for a championship in a real way, and didn't blow their salary cap on old men and wash-outs and also-rans. And you know, hindsight is 20/20, and all that, but LeBron James didn't draft Luke Jackson ahead of Al Jefferson; The Cavs management did. I guarantee LeBron James didn't trade away the 2005 First Round Draft pick way back in 1997! Cavs fans don't deserve "cowardly betrayal", fine; they do deserve competent management--that has been sadly lacking, and yet, this team keeps going deep into the playoffs."
If it were a just world, LeBron would not have getting booed as he put the Cavaliers in the hurt locker tonight--it would have been Dan Gilbert, who is a dirty-ass businessman, first class pussy/psycho, and who never bothered to find the secondary All-Star that all great teams have had. Jordan had his Pippen; Magic had his Kareem (or vice versa); Bird had his McHale. Who was LeBron's complimentary player in Cleveland? No one, because Dan Gilbert was a cheap motherfucker.
Hey Cleveland, get over a great hometown kid who gave you seven years and left only went it became clear that your owner wouldn't give him a real team to play for. Boo Dan Gilbert, you idiots!