Lebron James Decision

Posted: October 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Enter Lebron James, a phenom of a basketball player since his junior year in High School (yes, High School) that was picked first overall in the NBA Draft by his hometown state Cleveland. He would play seven amazing seasons, win two MVP (Most Valuable Player) award’s and took his hometown team to the NBA Finals (they lost). Now with his contract expired, Lebron has to make a difficult decision to either stay in his hometown and be a local hero forever and win more money than anyone can imagine, or explore free agency and see what team suits him best to play his next six to seven years and most important, to win a championship.

Four teams were in the running for his services: The Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets, and the Miami Heat. Lebron James was ready to make his decision, the way he made the decision however, will be in media history forever. The decision was going to be broadcast live on Television all over the country. Never has a player in history made a decision to join a team on live television…. He did not know what was coming next.

Jim Gray: Lebron, everyone wants to know, what is your decision?

Lebron James:  In this fall, this is very tough, in this fall I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.

Lebron James now joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to form the “Big three” promised championships for Miami. Everything was going to plan… right? What Lebron forgot to think about is what he did to the state of Cleveland, from being the number one fan favorite in the state to now the most hated man in the state. Shortly after the decision was made, reactions of residents in Cleveland were being filmed and there were people crying and so depressed about his decision, they were also enraged and started to take their frustration on the streets on Cleveland. His decision not only impacted Cleveland negatively, but the whole country started to hate Lebron because they think he took the easy way out by joining two great players to win a championship. From being the number one fan favorite in Cleveland and being loved around the country, to now being the number one enemy and being hated by all NBA cities, the decision changed the whole NBA landscape forever.

decision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTeCc8jy7FI

fans reaction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS6ThX4XeJg&feature=related

References:

Mahoney, Rob. “Bleacher Report.” Bleacher Report. (2012): n. page. Print. <http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1280052-the-trickling-after-effects-of-lebron-james-decision&gt;.

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