Has he jilted the Cleveland Cavaliers and the state of Ohio? Unless he told them he was going to resign with the Cavs, he has not betrayed an entire region or left anyone at the altar. The grass isn’t always greener, but he has taken his act to Miami – and he has every right to do so.
Amidst it all, the sour grapes coming from Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert’s open letter to Cavs fans can be smelled across the country – unless LeBron told Gilbert he was going to resign with the Cavs.
Can you imagine the classy Jerry Colangelo slamming a player publicly in an open letter to fans? It has not – and would not have ever happened. Dan Gilbert has now replaced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as the most bumbling of NBA owners.
Granted, the owners take tremendous business risk, but nobody buys tickets or pays television rights to watch them. They should remain behind-the-scenes, manage their business as they see fit and hopefully earn their fair profits.
The state of Texas got over Alex Rodriquez going to the New York Yankees. I think Ohio will recover from one person moving out-of-state, as well.
And another thought: The Miami Heat is now the NBA’s version of the Yankees, assembling, on paper, the best team money can buy.