Saturday, May 15, 2010


Looks like I'm not the only person out there who thinks that LeBron James should remain a Cleveland Cavalier.

The question is, will he?

Like others, I was not impressed at how he finished out the playoff series against the Boston Celtics this year. Not a performance that will remind anyone of great champions of the past -- unless you count Kobe's disappearing act in Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals, a 131-92 blowout of the Lakers at Boston.

Kobe returned to lead the Lakers to the tile in 2009.

Chances are, LeBron won't return to Cleveland.

But, if he does, I'll forever be a fan of his, especially after reading "LeBron's heart, game belong in Ohio," by Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel.

For once, I'd like to see a guy stay put. Stay there, make yourself better, make your team better. Don't cop out, don't go trying to team up with the "best players" just to chase a title. Do it the right way, the old school way, by willing your way to the title. The hard way, not the easy way.

But, that's not how we do things, is it? Even in grade school leagues, parents try to put their kids on the team that has the best players, just so that their kid will have a better chance of winning a championship. That's what it's all about, right?

Not in my mind. Character counts for something here, even in sports. And my opinion is that LeBron would show a lot more character and class by staying in Cleveland. Even if he never wins a title there.

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