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A King No Longer - LeBron James Chooses Miami Heat

LeBron James has made his decision.  After listening to pitches from six teams LeBron James has decided to join Dywane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami with the Heat.  

LeBron spoke of Miami being the best opportunity for him to win multiple championships.  Perhaps he is right.  What we can say, however, is LeBron James' global icon status is no more.  LeBron needed to build a team, and win a championship, as the greats in the past have.  He did not.  He chose to turn tail and run.

Something happened in the Boston series in which LeBron James decided he didn't want the pressure of leading a team.  LeBron James is not MJ, he's not Kobe, he's not Bird or Magic.  LeBron James is a complementary piece on another great player's team.  Perhaps that is what he wanted all along.

"King" James?  Nope.  "The Chosen One"?  Hardly.

Am I bitter? No, and I mean that.  I am mad at myself for thinking LeBron James was something that he obviously is not.  That's on me.

Stay strong, Cavaliers fans.  Use this opportunity to come together - the REAL CAVS FANS - that bleed Wine and Gold.  Come together and support Dan Gilbert, Chris Grant and Byron Scott as they rebuild this franchise.

An era has come to an end, but every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.  The Cavs will be back.  I believe.