Did Lebron Give Up? And Is He Leaving Cleveland?

Christopher BurchCorrespondent IMay 14, 2010

BOSTON - MAY 13:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers wipes the sweat from his face in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at TD Garden on May 13, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 94-85.  NOTE TO USER: User Expressly Acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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If you are a Cleveland fan, I know it has been a tough journey for you and it continues to be a long road to the promise land, as if you do not need to be reminded of last nights heart breaking game to the Boston Celtics. Today is the official day that the Lebron James free agency talks begin, will he be back in a Cavs jersey next or will he be in a New Jersey jersey or Knicks or maybe even a Chicago jersey, but did The King give up?

I ask that question because if you paid attention to the last few minutes of the fourth quarter, the Cavs didn't put much effort into those final moments they could had caused an intentional foul to send the Celtics to the line but, they did not make the effort to stop the clock,  now I'm a sports fanatic but why on earth didn't the Cavs make the effort to stop the clock by sending the Celts to the line? I question the heart of the team but not only the team, but of LeBron. In the past two games, you saw LeBron fading away from the ball, if you are a star you want the ball in your hands at clutch time and I didn't see that from LeBron, he did make an effort to get the team into the game by hitting back to back 3's but after that he faded away. If you aren't aware of the MVP's commercial with Kobe and LeBron there is a commercial where Kobe tells LeBron his rings are like cookies and he tells LeBron "You got to be Hungry" and I did not see that in LeBron. I'm trying to keep this from being a LeBron James bashing but, you got to be hungry in the NBA because you got other teams that want that title bad as you want it.

I have a gut feelin' that Lebron is leaving but I don't know where he will fit in, maybe he needs a new scenery, simply this situation is equivalent to the Julius Peppers situation ( I'm a Panthers fans) Julius was born and raised in North Carolina played football all his life in Carolina and he decided to go to Chicago this year, LeBron was born and raised in Ohio and played pro ball in Ohio it might be his time to leave, an athlete of his status has to move on, he has to much weight on his back so yes, LeBron will definitely LEAVE OHIO. LeBron fans get ready to change jerseys