My Statement To The Fans Of The Cleveland Cavaliers

David CarterCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2010

GREENWICH, CT - JULY 08:  LeBron James and ESPN's Jim Gray speak at the LeBron James announcement of his future NBA plans at the  Boys & Girls Club of America on July 8, 2010 in Greenwich, Connecticut. James announced during a live broadcast on ESPN that he will play for the Miami Heat next season.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Estabrook Group)
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NOTE: Before you read the rest of this, please note that this statement is of more maturity than the one from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Or as I like to call him: Mr. Grumpy Gilbert (Gotta love Finding Nemo).

So anyway, LeBron James went on a one-hour ESPN show last night to reveal the team he will be playing for next season. Eventually, after a few minutes of Stuart Scott and Michael Wilbon rambling on and on about the effects of his decision, "The Decision" finally came about 20 minutes into the show: James will play for the Miami Heat.

My statement to the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Before you read the rest of this, I want you to know that this next paragraph is directed toward the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers. To those fans I say this: You people have got to have the most immature owner in all of sports and the most misdirected people I have ever seen on television.

When I saw James’ decision, I automatically knew the Cavs fans were going to be so upset with him for leaving his hometown and playing somewhere other than Cleveland.

Now, all I have read and heard from you people is how much you hate the guy for turning his back on the city and your team and how much you will never respect him because he’s going to play for a team other than your beloved Cavaliers.

But really, people. Do you honestly think LeBron James wanted to leave Cleveland just because he wanted to see you people cry? That would be very funny to watch, by the way.

You people kept saying for weeks that if James left Cleveland, you were going to riot and disrespect him and burn his jerseys because you hate his guts and how much you want to tear his posters into pieces and how big of a wad your panties are going to get in if he left.

Face it people, you guys are not seeing the full picture. You guys are upset because you are afraid that he will go on to win a championship and quite possibly,  multiple championships, and your beloved Cavaliers will be left with absolutely nothing. You just don’t want to be embarrassed if he ends up playing his first game back in Cleveland and scores around 35 to 40 points and the new team will blow out your Cavs. You also don't want to be embarrassed if (or should I say "when") James wins one or more championships.

Or maybe it’s because without LeBron, your team is going to get no more than 30 wins in a season. We all know it: without LeBron on the Cavs, the Cavs will go back to being a doormat for most of the other NBA teams to walk on once again.

Ladies and gentlemen of Northeastern Ohio: The speculation is over and the facts are real, LeBron James has made his decision. And based on his decision, I will say this:

Your nightmare has came true.

Stay classy, Ohio.

David Carter

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