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- Ohio native James Blair proves he is LeBron James' biggest fan - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN
In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview Issue, Hunter Atkins writes about how Ohio native James Blair needed LeBron to know how much his state missed him and planned to tell The King in the most dramatic way possible.
LeBron James returns home
As far as poetic justice goes, it doesn't get any better than LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Personally yours' truly would not care to be anywhere near a man who called a coward on public and Lord knows what other nasty-and horrible-names behind close doors, but apparently Lebron James has decided that from now on he's going to be walking on a higher path than the rest of us.
The King is returning home with his family, enormous popularity and he's going to be making Cleveland's owner, Dan Gilbert, eat crow-feathers and all-for a long time.
The fact is that LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers also signals what will almost certainly be a power shift on the NBA's Eastern Conference. Without James the Cavaliers were awful. while the Miami Heat prospered.
With James' talent the Miami Heat won four consecutive Eastern Conference Crowns, which come each with four automatic bids to the NBA Finals and resulted in two World Titles.
Without LeBron James the Miami Heat fall from grace could be epic, unless Pat Riley implements a contingency plan quickly.
The other team one has to feel bad about is the San Antonio Spurs.
Khawi Leonard played brilliantly during the Finals and was rightfully named Most Valuable Player.
Greg Popovich also coached circles around a visibly confused Eric Spoelstra, but San Antonio's Championship has been totally obscured by rumors coming out New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Cleveland.
Eric Spoelstra did commit multiple fireable offenses during the Finals.
After achieving a road win at San Antonio, Spoelstra looked clueless during the rest of the NBA Finals as he was severely out-coach by Greg Popovich.
During this stretch the Miami Heat suffered three consecutive blow out losses, two of them at home.
Embarrassed Heat fans took on to the streets early in order to avoid seeing their team getting manhandled by the San Antonio Spurs on national television.
Spoelstra terrible coaching in the Finals left the door wide open for LeBron James and Chris Bosh to leave as free agents, not to mention fan favorites Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem to consider opting out of their contract as well.
At one point during all the turmoil, there were rumors floating around that Ray Allen was contemplating retirement base on the Miami Heat situation.
Now with LeBron James gone Pat Riley's chances of signing a top tier free agent are basically zero and none.
Eric Spoelstra is lucky that he's Pat Riley's protege because Mark Jackson did not do any of the above, yet Golden State found a reason to fire him nevertheless.
It's all about The Chosen's Homecoming now, though.
Dan Gilbert was erroneously under the impression that the players which surrounded Lebron James during his tenure in Cleveland were good enough to win a title.
The most common mistake made around the NBA by noncombatants is to compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan.
James is more in the mold of Magic Johnson.
Magic made okay players look good, good players look great and turned great players into champions.
During his first tenure in Cleveland, LeBron James made okay players look good, but it was all a mirage.
As soon as he placed himself among great players, the Miami Heat put a choke hold on the NBA's Eastern Conference and won two World Titles, while the Cavaliers took a nosedive.
Lebron James has come a long, long way from his humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio.
Thank you LBJ for four great years in Miami, wish you the best.
- Cleveland Cavaliers reach out to 'Super Fan', James Blair about his ban from Quicken Loans Ar
The Cleveland Cavaliers confirm to NewsChannel5 that they have reached out to super fan James Blair regarding his Quicken Loans Arena ban.
- James Blair (jamesblair06) on Twitter
The latest from James Blair (@jamesblair06). Dont believe me just watch|Biggest @KingJames fan!| Diehard CLE sports fan #TeamLeBron #CLE Taken @jessica_gju contact:email@example.com La Familia. O-H-I-O
@mzupinsh Published July 12, 2014
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- Paul George suffers serious right leg injury during Team USA scrimmage | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Spor
From Yahoo Sports: Paul George suffered a serious leg injury during Team USA's scrimmage on Friday night.