Saturday, May 15, 2010

Why LeBron will Leave Cleveland

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

I love the city of Cleveland. I also feel bad for the city, since there isn't much to cheer for in this economically-depressed town. The one thing they have is LeBron James, and now even that's in jeopardy. Ending with an embarrassing loss to the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs, the Cavs are finding themselves shuffling to keep "the chosen one" in the place he started his career.

LeBron has had a good run with the Cavs, and he's proven himself beyond any reasonable doubt. But the truth is that all good things must come to an end, and it's time for LeBron to have a different experience.

I believe that LeBron wants to be in the thick of it all. He wants to be in New York or New Jersey, where the lights are brighter, the media hype is hyper, and the action never stops. He wants to be in the mecca of entertainment, media and sports, where he can build a legacy that will be remembered for the next 100 years. He wants to play for a team with a bottomless pit of money that comes from a market where the fans will pay any amount to see a champion at his best. That place would be either LA or New York, and he's not going to play next to Kobe.


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