The King Is Going To South Beach
Written by Urban Mogul Life on July 9, 2010
LeBron James is going to the Miami Heat. I have a close friend who is probably tickled at this development. While others are beginning to get their hater face together. If you think the Lakers or the Bulls of the MJ era were hated, you haven’t seen anything yet. True both of those mentioned squads had a bandwagon that extended from here to Pluto, they had just as many cats that hated. Not the type of hate that gets thrown around lightly these days. But the type of hate that will make lames say fuck LeBron, his mama and anyone who looks like the ninja!!!! Fuck him, fuck him, fuck him!!!! These cats will get real beside themselves.
So far the first one to step up to take the hater position is none other than the Cleveland Caviler owner Dan Gilbert. Last night Danny let his feelings get the best of me and he posted this open letter to the fans of Cleveland…..
Dear Cleveland, all of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers supporters wherever you may be tonight;
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.
This was announced with a several-day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.
Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.
The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.
There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.
You simply don’t deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.
You have given so much and deserve so much more.
In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:
“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE.”
You can take it to the bank.
If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our “motivation” to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.
Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there.
Sorry, but that’s simply not how it works.
This shocking act of disloyalty from our homegrown “chosen one” sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And “who” we would want them to grow up to become.
But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called “curse” on Cleveland, Ohio.
The self-declared former “King” will be taking the “curse” with him down south. And until he does “right” by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.
Sleep well, Cleveland. Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day…
I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:
DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue…
Wow holmes!!!! You mad? Tell them why you really mad!!!! So I guess cats are supposed to just play with a team blindly who has shown no signs of improving when it counts. Maybe if you would have gotten rid of that deadbeat coach Mike Brown a few seasons ago LeBron would still be there? Maybe if you were able to attract some big name talent in the offseason LeBron would be there? Or maybe LeBron should have just hung around until YOU decided to trade him, i.e. Patrick Ewing? This is a business first and foremost, and at the end of the day you are playing for rings!! Shouldn’t we applaud a group of guys who decided to put the greens aside and play for rings??
Yeah LeBron is the most hated man in the NBA right now. Overnight. But just like Kobe showed us, winning cures the hater’s mind.