With the Miami Heat coming to town on Friday, there will likely be various articles talking about LeBron James and his return to Cleveland. I haven't decided whether or not I will write something, I'll leave that up to you guys. If you want me to write something, I will. If you don't give a shit about LeBron, I understand. Regardless, you need to read this article by Ryan Braun (not the NL MVP) from Cavs: The Blog.
It is an absolutely incredibly piece, in my opinion. I'm a sucker for self-revealing honesty and am fascinated by the ways that sports relate to our everyday lives. So, do yourselves a favor and read this article.
Here's an excerpt. But here's the link to the entire article, go read it.
There is talk, Amico writes, that LeBron is discontent in Miami — "less-than-thrilled with certain aspects of the Heat organization." It’s not Wade and Bosh, SA continues, it’s "the heavy-handed and disciplined style of Pat Riley."
None of this is particularly substantive or surprising. That Brian Windhorst corroborated kept me from writing off the return possibility without first giving it some thought…but I did give it some thought and came to the conclusion that we’ll see Obama as governor of Mississippi before we see LeBron, as Windhorst speculates, back in Cleveland and honored with a statue.
To even get us to the precipice of a return would require not only Dan Gilbert’s acceptance of a LeBron reconciliation, but an apology from LeBron himself, plus a general admission of wrongdoing. In other words, LeBron would have to publicly take some responsibility for the split with Cleveland and at least in some capacity, publicly admit he may have done a thing or two to draw Gilbert’s ire.
None of the above is going to happen, and perhaps because of that, the likelihood of the above happening is not really what I’m interested in.
I’m interested in us.
I’m interested in what we might do if the situation presented itself.