10 Things That Are More Likely To Happen Than Cleveland Retiring No. 23

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10 Things That Are More Likely To Happen Than Cleveland Retiring No. 23
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Retiring LeBron James' No. 23 in Cleveland has been a hot topic recently.

Normally when you are a franchise's leader in minutes played, points, steals, field goals made, and many other things it is almost guaranteed that your jersey will one day hang in the rafters of their arena.

Add in the fact that this player won two MVPs in seven years and lead the team to their only NBA Finals appearance in their 40 years in the league, and it should be a lock to have that No. 23 with James on the back in the rafters.

I mean, the jerseys of Larry Nance, Brad Daugherty, Mark Price, Nate Thurmond, Bingo Smith, and Austin Carr can be found hanging from the rafters at Quicken Loans arena, and these guys accomplished less in their careers then LeBron James has in the first seven years of his.

The difference is, these guys didn't walk out on the city in their prime, on National television.

And that difference is the main reason why LeBron will probably never see his jersey hoisted in the air in front of a sell-out crowd in Cleveland, thanking him for his accomplishments.

In fact, I think it is safe to say that his new Miami Heat teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas's No. 11 will grace those rafters way before LeBron's ever will.

LeBron joins a long list of people to leave or rub the city of Cleveland the wrong way because of professional sports.

And because there are so many people who have done bad things to the city before him, I can honestly think of 10 things that would happen way before LeBron's number gets retired in this city.

So as usual...sit back, relax, and don't forget to comment!

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