Why Can’t I take my talents elsewhere?

Posted: July 31, 2011 by LBC in NBA, NFL
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“Like LeBron James taking my talents down….” Many have slandered LBJ for joining forces with Wade and Bosh. Things such as he ain’t the king, he admitting he not the best, Jordan would have never done that, etc… Everyone in Cleveland says LBJ turned his back on the city. First of all, what does he owe the city? LBJ is from Akron he not from Cleveland! LBJ did absolutely nothing wrong in my opinion he didn’t want to play in Cleveland anymore so he decided to take his talents elsewhere for a better shot at a ring. Its perfectly legal, he broke no rules. Owners can release or cut players at will, but no one seems to think that is wrong, but if a player decides to leave its now a problem. You have to love American’s and our backwards thinking. Let me put it like this; you get a job offer in another city different from your hometown that will pay you more money, and that job has more promotion potential. Your telling me you going to stay home and make less money, and lose the opportunity to advance your career. You are one lying fool! Carmello Anthony, Amare, Deron Williams, and many others took their talents elsewhere and no one cared. The NBA is all about high market teams in high profile cities, I hate to break it to you but teams like Sacramento, Cleveland, will not win championships they have no money and no one wants to go there. Ok so LBJ can’t be the best because he joined with Wade? I can respect that, but even MJ had help. Before folks try to murder me because they think I am about to attempt to discredit MJ. MJ is the best player ever in my opinion, but lets not act like Stever Kerr, Scottie, Rodman, Kukoc, Longley, Ron Harper were not good ballers. Yes, we would not even know their names if it wasn’t for Jordan but remember Jordan had a squad they still made it deep in the playoffs without him. What did Cleveland do when LBJ left? That’s right you would need a TI-83 calculator to figure out mathematically how many games they lost. Therefore lets back off LBJ for a minute he ain’t do nothing wrong, he just wants to win and feels Miami was his best option.


Ok the “The Decision” showed he was arrogant, and that is reason why his annoucement upset people. Remember sports is an entertainment industry we watch because we want to be entertained at all times. If sports were not entertaining where would they be? The exact same place the WNBA is (please read “The Definition of Insanity on the WNBA”.  So stop digging for deeper meanings, and subliminal message throughout life, take some things for face value the decision was all about entertainment!!!!!!!! It did help raise money for kids, but the broadcast was for our entertainment. Thank you, LeBron I enjoyed watching “The Decision”.

In our current NFL Free agency Frenzy we are seeing some teams building the 2010 Miami Heat, but none of these players are getting slandered the way LBJ did. Teams are getting top players together to make a run at a SuperBowl. In my opinion going with the best players is a very logical thing to do. Hence T.O. taking his talents somewhere different every two weeks. Ocho has finally left the Bungals (Ohio Team) and paired up Tom Bray!! Be afraid of that combo everyone be very afraid. The Eagles have built a secondary that shall now be known as Alcatraz. Receivers will step out there and they will not be let off. A. Samuel, Nnamdi, and D. Rodgers-Cromartie on the same squad? unreal. Their nickel back can easily be the #1 Db on any squad in the NFL besides the Jets.Why aren’t we slandering these NFL franchises for building up these teams. Depending who we support we may be salty, but we respect the moves. If your not going to slander these NFL players for leaving their respective cities stop with the LBJ slander. Stop your backwards, contradictory thinking and stop thinking LBJ owed the city of Cleveland something. Newsflash no one owes you anthing.

Hey Ohio people? How come I haven’t seen anyone burning an Ochocinco jersey on the news!?

  1. arayegee says:

    Good post comrade in Swag….I feel like you have defended your namesake very well in this article!

  2. As a Ohioan..no, a CLEVELANDER, I can tell you why it was ignorant. Just like you said, the man did what he felt he needed to do. There was no beef with that. The beef is that you ain’t say that you were considering leaving. It doesn’t matter that he went out to talk to other teams…hell, some people go on job interviews just to see what else is out there. The cook was the way he did it. Sooooo…how do you say that you weren’t considering leaving then buss our heads WIDE OPEN ON NATIONAL TV?!

    Sure, he doesn’t OWE us anything, but that was all about respect. The city that took you out of high school, bought up all them damn witness shirts and plastered your face on the side of a building?! It was like someone spitting in your face.

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