Thursday , Apr , 28 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

The good part of LeBron James’ Decision

Boys & Girls Clubs in Cleveland, Akron and Elyria report receiving a total of more than $480,000, part of about $2 million that James has distributed nationwide since the July broadcast, billed as "The Decision." In Cleveland, clubs in the Mount Pleasant and Slavic Village neighborhoods have received $130,000.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: We knocked it –and with good reason.
Nine months ago, LeBron James announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and signing with the Miami Heat as an unrestricted free agent.
 
If James wanted the sun of Miami instead of the snow of Cleveland, so be it. He had rights as a free agent. Who are we to judge?
 
However, the actual decision wasn’t the problem. The Decision, as in announcing where he would sign on national television, was. This made for ESPN spectacle ruined James’ image.
 
Nothing good came from it –until now. James donated all the advertising dollars to the Boys and Girls Club of America, which ended up being close to a half million dollars.
 
So The Decision wasn’t all about stroking James’ ego. Somebody else benefitted from his hour on television.
 
–Oly Sandor.
 
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