If you are a real Cleveland fan, you are used to this.
As far back as I can remember, Cleveland players were leaving the franchises for more money, a bigger stage, or a better market.
It's an unfortunate reality, but one a Cleveland fan has learned to accept.
While many people won't admit it, we all knew LeBron was leaving Cleveland sooner or later.
And when he decided to rip the heart out of Cleveland fans all over the country, the National media decided to do the same to the Cavaliers.
From the minute that LeBron James decided to become a member of the Miami Heat, the Cavaliers were instantly projected to be a 20 win team that finished at the bottom of the East.
These same analysts won't even consider the fact that the core of this team was part of back-to-back 60 win seasons.
They also won't consider that many of the players on this roster were held back by Mike Brown's boring, slow-tempo offense that often found a majority of the players waiting for their superstar leader to do something with the ball.
But that's okay.
Here in Cleveland, we don't mind being an underdog.
In fact, being overlooked is part of being a Clevelander and I think that this year's Cleveland Cavaliers will actually benefit from not being in the spotlight all season.
Since I, like many Cleveland fans are, am and optimist, I decided to create a list of 10 reasons for Cavalier fans to still have hope.
Sure the days of LeBron as Cavalier are over, but don't forget that the city has just as many championships today as they did when LeBron first joined the Cavaliers in 2003.
James put the Cavaliers on the map, but just like the athletes who left in the past, he didn't earn a ring for himself, or the city.
So with that said, let's take a look at some reasons to be optimistic for this upcoming season!