Who Wants the LeBron James Kool-Aid?

Ramkumar SCorrespondent IAugust 17, 2010

MIAMI - JULY 09:  LeBron James #6, of the Miami Heat smiles during a press conference after a welcome party at American Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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So you thought the issue was over huh? Guess what? LeBron decided to let his side of the story be known and guess what we found out? He truly is a liar who is trying to justify his move to the Miami Heat.

In an interview with GQ magazine, LeBron made known his feelings towards Cleveland, Dan Gilbert and other things. Let's review them shall we?

About Cleveland:

"It's not far (Akron and Cleveland), but it is far, And Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us. ... So we didn't actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There's a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day."

There we have it folks—the truth. He hated the city and so him bolting for Miami after becoming a free Agent is something understandable except—his original contract expired much earlier and he signed a three year extension. Would anyone who hated a city sign an extension with it? The truth is he does not love or hate Cleveland and that was never the reason why he "took his talents down south to Southbeach."

About Gilbert:

"I don't think he ever cared about LeBron, My mother always told me: 'You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You'll get a good sense of their character.' Me and my family have seen the character of that man."

This I shall not read too much into because it's obviously a tit for tat statement but James is showing much more maturity than the owner. This one I shall give it to James.

About Himself:

"That's what keeps me humble, because I know my background, know what my mother went through. I never get too high on my stardom or what I can do. My mom always says, and my friends say, ‘You're just a very low-maintenance guy.'"

James is humble? The guy who addresses himself in third person often and said that he has "spoilt the fans with his play," The guy who wants teams to covet him in the free agency by coming to Akron, The guy who needs a one hour TV special to announce his "Decision" is humble. Egad!

About "The decision"

“When I found out I had an opportunity to do that for those kids, it was a no-brainer.”

Really? Imagine how much of a no-brainer would it be when you discover how much you have in your bank account? And the hour long show just netted 2.5 million dollars? I thought it would net more. Heck if you would have joined the Cavs or another team Gilbert or the other owner would be more than willing to part with double of that amount if it meant your signature.

About a Return To the Cavs:

"If there was an opportunity for me to return and those fans welcome me back, that'd be a great story, maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway."

I love Cleveland .. I hate Cleveland .. I love Cleveland .. I hate Cleveland .. Dang I cannot make up my mind!! Well James, everyone knows that there is no return to the Cavs—No "Great Story." The ones burning your jersey—They were your fans, only they were bigger fans of the Cavs and your Pre-Free Agency aura. But then again it was the politically correct thing to say, so I'm not going to give you negative points on that.

LeBron James is a businessman. His move to the Heat was purely from a business and career perspective and can be accepted but it was his antics and how he went about it that made him extremely spiteful. The interview that he gave to the GQ magazine is merely an attempt to justify his move. Sadly, no-one is drinking that Kool-Aid.