(Get ready to listen to a lot of angry Clevelanders whine about this on your Twitter feed!)
LeBron James has made his decision: So long, Cleveland. LBJ’s going to The Sunshine State.
What do you say, Sports Fans? Good Call?
After moonlighting as one of the most buzzed about free agents in the history of the game, LeBron James — the NBA’s two-time MVP and six-time All-Star — put basketball fans on notice Thursday evening: He’s trading in his Cleveland Cavs jersey in favor of one baring the phrase: “Miami Heat.” James will suit up with fellow NBA superstars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh next season in hopes of finally snagging a championship ring.
(Somehow, I doubt it’ll happen for him there either, but best of luck!)
The hoopster made the announcement in an hour-long ESPN Special live from a Boys & Girls Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, a group which LeBron holds dear. He grew up shooting hoops at a BGC in his native Akron while growing up in the projects and has long expressed a desire to see the facilities equipped with more gyms and basketball courts. Frank Sanchez, the vice president for corporate and partner relationships for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, said James approached the organization last weekend about using its location for his show.
In the hours before the announcement, police in the Cleveland suburb of Bath, Ohio prepared to guard James’ estate in the event that Cleveland sports fans decide to riot over the beloved sportsman decision to leave the Cavaliers after seven seasons, The Associated Press said Thursday.