Thursday , Dec , 02 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

LeBron James and The Return to Cleveland

The Heat have changed team policy and will not release details of the team’s itinerary for the trip to Cleveland. Miami will play the Cavaliers on Thursday night. It will mark the first time LeBron James has played at Quicken Loans Arena as a visiting player.

The Heat typically release the team’s travel schedule, hotel location and pregame workout plans as a courtesy to select media outlets that cover the team for home and away games.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s time.

It’s time for everybody to move on. Cleveland. LeBron James. Dan Gilbert. Ohio.

Good or bad, right or wrong, James decided to swap the cold of Cleveland for the warmth of Miami. He announced his decision on national television -treating the people who raised him like the loser in a television dating show.

That, however, was six months ago. No matter how things ended, Cavalier-nation can’t justify harassing James or his family when The King and his court return to Cleveland tomorrow night.

This will be their first meeting since the infamous decision took place on ESPN.

Fans should boo; nothing else, though. Anything more will make it difficult for Cleveland to shake its reputation as a second-rate city full of blue-collar meatheads.

(For the record, I think this reputation is undeserved.)

Right now, James and the Heat have problems-big problems. This group was supposed to contend for the NBA Title. Instead, they’re sitting at 10-8.

Maybe the city of Cleveland and the Cavaliers are enjoying a little Karma.

–Oly Sandor.

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