Dear LeBron James,
It's been a long and bumpy road, but the road we've walked these last few years is finally at an end.
We, the Cleveland fans, have mixed feelings about your departure, so I can only speak for myself when I say: Good Riddance; I hope you blow your knee out while walking to your private jet.
You went out of your way to root against the Sacred Cows of Cleveland Sports, the Indians and the Browns. You did not share the hometown's fondness for its own teams, preferring instead to be the worst kind of frontrunner.
It takes no commitment to root for the New York Yankees in baseball. As I once heard many years ago, rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house at a Las Vegas casino.
You appear to be someone who comes up short in the commitment area, as you couldn't stick with this team until it won a championship. And, as evidenced by this past playoff season, you couldn't even stick with them through a series.
LeBron, you want to be considered among the best who ever played the game, up there with Michael Jordan, but I have some sad news for you: Michael Jordan NEVER quit on his team in the playoffs.
Jordan would've rather cut his own arm off with a dull spoon than quit on his team.
But LeBron, you quite clearly decided the series with Boston was over and packed your bags and went home. So you don't EVER get to enter the Michael Jordan debate because, quite simply, you're a loser.
You run when the going gets tough and you refuse to shoulder the blame for anything that goes wrong. When you're the leader of the team, that means you sometimes have to take the blame.
So now the question becomes, who are you going to blame in Miami when a team with three superstars and a bunch of scrubs can't win in the playoffs?
History shows you certainly won't blame yourself, so this ought to be a lot of fun come 2011 when you're watching Kobe Bryant cruise to the finals again while you sit in Miami, wondering what went wrong.
As a Cleveland fan, I'm glad you're gone. You single-handedly destroyed the Cavs over the last year, and you've become another embarrassing footnote in Cleveland Sports history.
I don't wish you the best and I hope you never win a championship because I'm a Cleveland fan, and I don't tolerate losers who quit on MY team.
To the rest of the Cleveland fans out there—the best is still ahead; keep your chins up.