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LeBron James Leaves Cleveland for Miami

LeBron James Leaves Cleveland for Miami

Basketball superstar Lebron James chooses the Miami Heat as his next NBA team after an announcement at the Boys & Girls Club of America on Thursday (July 8) in Greenwich, Connecticut.

LeBron will be joining fellow All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh down in South Beach to create a “superteam”.

The 25-year-old Ohio-born native will be leaving his hometown of Akron and disappointing Cavalier fans. During the broadcast, a Lebron James jersey was burned in Cleveland, to which he responded, “I can’t get involved in that. One thing I didn’t want to do was make an emotional decision. I wanted to do what was best for LeBron James.”

The Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and the New Jersey Nets, along with their respective fans, were also all let down after learning of Lebron‘s decision.

Proceeds of $2.5 million from tonight’s hour-long program will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

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  • Lurker

    It’s a bad decision, he should have gone to Chicago.


    No one cares.

  • Madison

    feel bad for Cav fans… oh well, Lakers 3peat! CYA next year Miami

  • mooooooo

    y would that be a bad decision? he would hav been constantly compared to michael jordan if he had gone with the bulls!!!!

  • Fresh


  • offtheproperty

    The NBA is a cesspool.

  • CuteChef

    It’s pretty ugly here in the N.E.O. regarding Lebron and his decision. Lots of pi$$ed and angry people. My facebook wall is filled with nothing but comments like “burn his house down!” “lebron memorabillia burning party!” etc…and those are the nicer ones. He really was the only thing Cleveland had…lets face it, the Browns are a joke, and no one give a hoot about the Indians. Oh well, not a fan of any of that. My loyalty lies with the Pittsburgh Penguins :)

  • Ganymede

    My old home! Good for them and good for him! Time to go down for a visit!

  • dianad1968

    This guy’s arrogance is unbelievable. A-Roid has nothing on this jerk.

  • KellStar

    Don’t feel bad for Cavs fans that are being so barbaric. It’s a game people! Give your jersey to some poor kid if you hate it that much.
    However, Lebron and Dwyane Wade will regret this decision. Wade already won a ring and was the face of the heat. Now he has to place second fiddle to Lebron. Lebron will never be respected as an all time great needing such a stacked team to win a ring. Lebron should not have worried about being in Michael Jordan’s shadow and just gone to the Bulls where he had the greatest chance to build a dynasty. No matter how many championships the Miami Heat wins with these clowns, they will not be respected as an NBA dynasty. As for Torontonians, you guys are completely screwed without Bosh. Unfortunately your sports management there is pitiful.

  • just saying

    The Cleveland fans are jacked up. LeBron gave them all those yeasr being on a losing tesm. Enough. He wants a championship ring. You’re not gonna get that being in Clevland.

  • Ali

    He’ll burn out on the scene and won’t have longevity.

  • new yorker

    We New Yorkers are not amused. Why are you having this major press conference in Greenwhich, a New York suburb just 20 minutes away from the city and not make your choice the New York Knicks?

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @BREEEEBREEEEEBREEE: millions, maybe millions of people care. you obviously have no idea. on lebron.. no matter where he went people were going to be mad. if he stayed, left, retired, whatever.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l


  • um

    “Proceeds of $2.5 million from tonight’s hour-long program will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of America”

    That’s the only good thing about all of this pr whoring.

  • Jermaine

    @BREEEEBREEEEEBREEE: You for real? Have some respect for people who DO care

  • wait

    Can you blame the guy? He has money, fame, youth, passable looks, height, the great stats from his playing but no championship. Who the heck would want to stay in Cleveland?

  • lol

    @new yorker:

    He’s going to Miami, which is the sixth borough of NY. Same thing.

  • Aleks


  • Aleks


  • Branded social television

    I think that this move will make Lebron very happy

  • michelle

    he donates money to the boys and girls club and we’re supposed to applaud him for disrespecting his home city (as well as all the other teams he strung along) and turning this whole fiasco into an embarrassing spectacle? no thanks…i have higher standards. i hope chicago, boston, or orlando beat these egotistical fools to a pulp.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @michelle: “disrespecting” aww… the little girl is pretending to know something about sports.. isn’t that cute. hahahahahahahaha.. he gave that sorry city 7 years and took them from 16 wins a season to championship contenders.. he owes them nothing, in fact.. they owe him, A LOT! just remember what the cavs were before him.

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  • michelle

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l:

    don’t be a douche. yeah, he gave the city 7 years, but the gm and owner let him do whatever he wanted, and the fans lined his pockets by buying his overpriced crap. every trade made by the cavs for the past 2 years has received tacit approval from lebron, so don’t pretend like he’s been victimized by mediocre teammates. he ok-ed those teammates! not to mention he completely quit on his team in game 6. he had every right to leave the team, but a simple press release or 10 minute interview on sportscenter would have done the trick just as well. a freakin one hour special?

    great players don’t leave their team. yea…jordan and kobe acted like punks at times, got coaches fired, and put down teammates. but they stayed with their team and won. lebron did all of that, then chickened out and joined wade’s team because he’s too afraid of being the alpha dog.

  • longchamp

    sad for the cavs…

  • michelle

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l:

    and i probably know more about sports than you do jackass. so unless u wanna get owned by “a little girl” back off. congrats ur a boy! u can regurgitate the crap u hear on espn! well…i form my OWN opinions.

  • it was

    not the leaving, but the press conference event, that was needlessly disrespectful to the Cavs and fans.

  • R&M

    #27 and #30: I think I agree with you. LeBron totally just gave up during the playoffs, and he also dissed his coach. I’m a major Cavs fan, and am so disappointed. I bet people would have respected him more if he’d stuck with his team and won that way. The Cavs have the best record the past 2 years, with a new coach, it would have happened. Dick move on his part. However, if he had to leave, the Bulls would have been a better fit.

  • Slig

    Boyfriend kim kar. . . Hahahaha like she

  • anon

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l: Then the least he could have done was inform the Cavs of his decision prior to the spectacle tonight. At least now we can stop with the greatest ever question because that discussion is a wrap. Somewhere MJ is laughing his butt off.

  • Bic

    who care? this ‘ugly’ jerk

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    @michelle: awww… you’re so cute. i bet you have the biggest collection of barbie’s.

  • http://JustJared irish

    People who have principles, ethics and a sense of LOYALTY>>>>> Don’t knock Cleveland.. I can’t wait for the first time this lowlife goes out to a restaurant and doesn’t tip, or purposely drops his car keys so the valet has to bend down and pick them up.(like he has done for the past 7 years here in Cleveland).. they will crucify him…show him up for what he is..Cleveland is better off.
    You are welcome, LeBron.

  • http://JustJared irish

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l:
    The cavs were a team who did not have an egotistical, unsportsmanlike son of a hooker on their team…we are better off…

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    @irish: cleveland didn’t have a team before lebron. ahahahahaha.. they had one of the lowest numbers in attendance. they werent even a 20 win-a-season team. ahahahahahahahahahahaa.. lebron made them. the economy there was horrible until lebron came. MILLIONS, MILLIONS, AND MILLIONS of dollars he brought there with him. he honestly should have been left that city of losers and biishes. look how you little girls are acting.. hahahahahahaha a bunch of fcuking cry babies. cav stocks have ALREADY DROPPED! tickets sales will drop, attendance, merchandise, everything will drop. jobs! all the bars and businesses around the arena will lose money and close. ahahahahahahaa you people are nothing without lebron. hahaahahahahahahaa come on, keep crying a river, show how much he hurt your feelings. ahahahahaa

  • Chris Humpherys
  • B


    Michael Jordan was great, but he also had quite the supporting cast. Kobe is good, but he too has other people playing in his ‘dynasty’. So to go so far as to say that the Heat will never be a dynasty because they have talented players on the same team is like saying any team w/ talented players should not be considered a dynasty if they win. I understand what you are saying, but one stand out player does not equal a dynasty. There needs to be 5 people on the floor and I wish Lebron and Wade the best and hope it works out.

  • Paintball Nottingham

    Why would LeBron waste his talent on a team like the Chicago Bulls…stupid.