LeBron James Delivers Most Overt Eff You in Sports History, Joins Miami Heat

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A man is claiming to be the father of LeBron James.

A former teammate may have slept with his mother.

But this NBA superstar is facing a problem of a different kind now: he's become one of the most hated athletes in all of professional sports.

The 25-year old free agent left the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight and joined up with fellow stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat. In one sense, it's a selfless act: James took less money to sign with Miami and is choosing to subjugate all personal achievements (scoring titles, MVPs, etc.) for the sake of a championship (or six).

But why make make the announcement on a primetime ESPN special?!? Having spurned his hometown via such a public, self-serving spectacle, James should prepare to be booed out of almost every arena in which he plays next season.

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Fans in Cleveland are already burning LeBron James' jerseys in the streets, and it's hard to blame them. James may win an abundance of titles now, but he'll never have done so as the established leader on his own team.

Is that a decision Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan ever would make?

Sports fans will be debating this for months. What do you think? LeBron signing with Miami is...

 

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James is a egotistical punk and he went from being King to a Court Jester (Dawayne Wade's Court that is) in the matter of one hour. I hope nobody supports any company that sponsors him... boycott.

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Hargrove typicalrace moron. You say Lebron is loyal how. Hw couldnt even say he was leaving to give us some type of trade or something in return. no he chose to make an hour spectical of himeself. I can careless where lechoke james goes. I lost all respect for him after he gave up against the celtics. Lebrons not good enough to win so he needs to be surrounded by great players to make himself look better. So who really cares he didnt win us anything and he wouldnt ever win anything cause he gives up

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So when you give seven years of your life to a team, and decide to move on for the next seven years, it's reported as your mother is a whore . . . That's what it means to be smart, kind, talented, loyal, rich, famous, and BLACK!!! in America . . .

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Well, since Lebron promised 7 championships when he and the other 2 egos were introduced to Miami, he's got a lot to live up to. He went about his "decision" (like he was going anywhere else) in a very disrespectful day to Cleveland fans. So public and contrived. He could have quietly accepted Miami's offer and say thanks to Cleveland, instead he chose to publicly embarrass Cleveland on national tv with a 1 hour special. He is a great player (but he hasn't won a championship yet) but is still a jerk.

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your asking if kobe would do that but wasnt it kobe bryant a couple years ago who was going to switch teams before they got Pau Gasol

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if lebron sucked he wouldnt be in the nba so ppl should just stop talkin

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Yes, Kelsi, you play to win. But LeBron has sold himself as a basketball messiah. He has a tattoo that reads "The Chosen One." It feels like a major cop-out to then join forces with other superstars in order to win a title. But our main beef, as we said in the article, is HOW he went about this process. It was self-serving, pompous and utterly disrespectful to his hometown fans.

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I'm not much of a Basketball watcher, but Lebron is doing what HE WANTS to do. His goal is to WIN as many games and championships as possible. THATS IT! You play the sport to win! While playing the sport or ANY other sport, your major goal is to win championships. Let him set himself up however he believes he can make that happen.
Being an outsider to the sport, I don't care what team he is on, I just care to see such a strong athlete do well.

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