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Memo To Cleveland Cavaliers Fans: Quit Whining, At Least You Still Have a Team

GREENWICH, CT - JULY 08:  LeBron James speaks 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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12th ManContributor IJune 3, 2016

If I lived in any other major city, perhaps I would have a snippet of sympathy for LeBrons not so surprising decision to pair up with two of the best players at their respective positions in basketball down in South Beach.

If I lived in any other major city, perhaps I would actually have a snippet of passion to support the game of basketball.

But I don’t, because I live in Seattle, Washington.

Sure, losing LeBron James sucks, watching that tonight, must’ve hurt worse than a bowling ball to the nuts.

Get over it.

You still have a playoff caliber basketball team able to lose a player, able to sign a player, able to buy a ticket to go and see.

Ever heard of Clay Bennett? Greg Nickels?

Losing LeBron doesn’t compare to watching you team slowly deteriorate, getting the stars shipped off for scraps (one of which you actually have), and then transforming into a perennial playoff contender all within the span of two years.

In a way, we did lose LeBron in the form of watching the man who outscored him this season leave our city after one season. We only got one season of watching the guy who has been BETTER than LeBron was, not seven.

Not only did our best...

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