The Miami Heat will be making a trip to Cleveland this week to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. If you knew nothing of the sport, this game wouldn’t tickle your fancy. Miami is a mediocre 9-8. Cleveland stands at an overachieving 7-9. Both teams are currently 3rd in their respective divisions and it’s much too early in the young season for this match up to have any kind of playoff implications.
Honestly, on paper, this game wouldn’t even deserve an appearance on NBAtv. It’s a good thing basketball games are played on wood and not on wood byproduct, paper. In reality, this might be the one game the whole world will watch and it all revolves around one man, LeBron Raymone James.
From the moment the decision was made to make “The Decision”, the wheels were set in motion for a chaotic showdown in Cleveland. Ohioans, NBA fans and even the casual spectator marked their calendars; December 2nd, 2010. This day now meant more to the people of Cleveland than May 22, 2003, June 26, 2003, and December 30, 1984.
This day marked LeBron’s return to the city he once swore to lead to the promise land. His kingdom, as it was called, The Q has been anxiously waiting for the man they once crowned King and who they won’t even consider a Prince anymore.
Traitor, Liar, M***** F*****. That’s how they now view their former king and I’m being nice, by Cleveland’s standards. Cleveland has said and done everything since Lebron departed. They have bashed on him in on TV, on the radio, blogs. They created t-shirts, YouTube videos, even the owner penned out his emotional battle cry. All that is left is the night of December 2nd.
What will Clevelanders do that day? What should they do that day? No one really knows what to expect of the game out side of heaps of palpable emotion from all parties involved.
Should they be angry? Should they boo their 2-time MVP? After all, they were dumped for greener pastures and hopes of a cinderella story in South Beach.
Should they burn his jersey some more? Sure, but all you are doing is helping him buy another yacht.
Maybe they should stop buying his shoes? But those things are beautiful and shiny. Plus we all love Nike, no one want’s to play in Adidas or *gasp* Reeboks!
Or should they laugh at him? That’s the latest idea to come from a nation of scorn fans. You wouldn’t even have to pretend you were laughing. Miami’s offense has literally become a joke over the last few games.
Maybe they should all disappear. It would be a surreal site to see a Nationally broadcasted game between Cleveland and Miami without a single person sitting in the stands. Think about that for a second. Then again, that might feel exactly like a Miami Heat home game. Scratch that idea.
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