Irate Cleveland Fans Burn LeBron James Jerseys, Cavs Owner Goes Off on "Narcissistic" Star

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Even if Leicester Bryce Stovell is the father of LeBron James, it's unclear why this random dude would be entitled to any money.

Conversely, it's crystal clear why so many sports fans are trashing James today: the egotistical superstar didn't simply abandon his hometown of Cleveland for the Miami Heat - he did so in a ridiculously staged primetime special in front of a national audience.

LeBron James Pep Rally Pic

We'd go off on LeBron more, but Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert says it all in an email he posted on the team's official site last night. Aside from telling a reporter that James "quit" in the playoffs, Gilbert wrote to fans:

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.

You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.

This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown "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... 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.

LeBron going to Miami is...

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@Lindsay: It's a respect issue. LeBron, who has never won a single game in the NBA Finals, became the first person in sports history to announce his free agency decision on a concocted live primetime special... and used that platform to turn his back on his hometown.
We've said in every post about him: It's NOT that he decided to leave, it's the self-serving, unprecedented, rude way in which he did so.

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I don't understand what the big deal is. People change companies to advance in there careers all the time. People change schools to advance their future careers all the time. Thats what he did. Let him advance.

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Yall so damn stupid. This guy has served his time and paid his dues. Leave Him alone. Yall act like yall paying this guy. fuck all yall from Clevland.