What should I DO? Should I Be What YOU want me to BE! ~ LeBron James #6
This is crap LeBron has fulfilled, his obligation to the Cavilers, he wanted to go somewhere where he had a shot of winning and to not just be a cash generator for the owner of failed team, you want to blame the CLEVELAND economy on him? Blame it on Bush’s era, and on the fact that you can't put your economic hopes on a free agent. There is no guarantee that he will win in Miami, but he is giving it a shot and he has the right to do so. WE can talk about the hour long press conference to see where he would end up until we are blue in the face but the bigger picture is he made a lot of people money that day and all the small minded can think about is his ego the people that made money off of the advertising and even the talk leading up to the event were clocking in dollars be mad at them too. MJ has his opinion, just like Barkley, but the bottom line is he does not owe you anything just like people who move out of state to pursue better opportunities owes you nothing, you may not like the way he left Cleveland, but he did nothing wrong, wake up!
True, he was a free agent, and there was nothing stopping him, but to lead a franchise on that way is bullcrap. When the season ended, he could have told the Cavs Brass that he wasn't going to renew with them, which still would have hurt but they would have understood. Instead, he builds his website with the page "The Decision" in the front, have an hour-long special on ESPN to make an announcement that would have taken three minutes to make and would have been better on SPORTSCENTER...in short, he rubbed it in Cleavland's face.
That is the main problem about this whole thing - I'm not faulting him for leaving (I would, too, if the opportunity presented itself) - but in the business world, it's disrespectful when you tease the boss about whether you're going to go or you're going to stay and then leave in a way so blatantly offensive that the title you once held and the awards you will/might win are hollow.
This isn't about what LeBron James has done, or hasn't done. This is about the difference between the expectations others may have of him versus the expectations he has of himself. What should he do? The answer is a question...
Thank you for Reading,