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Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  98 responses

LeBron Beat the Celtics, Apologized to Cleveland


by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

It was perhaps a tad overly dramatic, with the Boston Celtics finally slayed, LeBron James got down on one knee in front of the whole world, and bowed his head in a moment that told so much, but represented this above all: relief.

LeBron and the Miami Heat have conquered their long-time tormentors from Beantown, and according to James and teammate Dwyane Wade, the Celtics should get the credit for inspiring them to join forces in South Beach.

Both superstars knew this was the only way to take down the Green and White.

From ESPN:

James scored 33 points and the final 10 for the Heat in their 97-87 Game 5 victory over the Celtics, beating his nemesis for the first time in three playoff tries over the past four years. At the end, he fell to one knee to consider the moment.

“Everything went through my mind,” James said. “Finally getting over this hump against this team. Everything I went through this summer with the decision and deciding to come down here and be a part of this team. … All the backlash I got from it. The talks me and D-Wade had. I was very emotional at that point.”

He apologized for leaving Cleveland and explained why he felt he had to do it. “I knew deep down in my heart, as much as I loved my teammates back in Cleveland and as much as I loved home, I knew it couldn’t do it by myself against that team,” James said. “The way it panned out with all the friends and family and the fans back home, I apologize for the way it happened. I knew this opportunity was once in a lifetime. To be able to come down here and pair with two guys and this organization — in order for me to move on with my career, that team that we just defeated, we had to go through them.”

Oh, right. The apology to Cleveland Cavaliers fans for the way the infamous “Decision” was handled last summer. It’s out there now. Can we all move on? No? Very well, then.

The road to the title doesn’t get any easier for Miami, as they’ll likely meet the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals, in what promises to be a battle for the ages.

For now, though, they can take time to soak in and celebrate a major victory.

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  • Benn0

    first

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    LeBron James’s legacy will be that he had to change teams just to beat an old Boston squad that was on its way out anyway.

  • Benn0

    I’m not looking forward to eboy smug comments.

  • toinefan88

    Atleast we know they had to cheat to beat us.

  • Benn0

    And big whoop (sarcasm), you beat an old celtics team, that had a point guard playing one handed, a centre who had back problem, another one who just sat on the bench and pp and delonte where both beat up.
    And lequeen had to join up with wade and bosh, just to beat them. Just can’t wait until dRose tears them up in the next round.

  • cklyn sazer

    it wasn’t age that beat the celtics it was the same thing that got the celtics past the knicks- injuries–ny played boston fairly well and miami didn’t exactly trounce boston, all those games could’ve gone either way. ( ask greg oden if age is the only factor for injuries)

  • Brahsef

    And D Rose will soon find out why he needs another elite level player to move forward. I feel like Chicago will be an easier series than Boston. D Rose can only do so much.

  • DANWIL

    HATERS!!! HOW CAN ANYBODY FAULT A MAN FOR WANTING TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP??? HE’S RIGHT HE HAD TO LEAVE CLEVELAND TO DO IT. CLEVE WAS TOO CHEAP TO GET HIM HELP. NO DISRESPECT TO OTHER PLAYERS AND WHO KNEW BOSTON WOULD BE SO BEAT UP? THAT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN SAID HAD THEY WON!

  • Yesse

    He doesn’t have to apologize. Basketball is a business and i still can’t understand how Cleveland got so emotional.

  • Morgan

    Every year its the same thing when Boston don’t win – “its the injuries”…its a part of the game, deal with it. They were beaten by a better team…And if Doc Rivers utters the phrase “Miami hasn’t beaten our starting 5″ or anything like that I’ll lose all respect for the Boston Celtics.

  • AD

    @ Yesse they get so emotional because When lebron was on the cavs, that team was an escape from reality in wa way.. they were winning a lot but now its back to the old SH**** life in clevland for sports. Plus they worshiped him

  • Anderson

    I agree with Yesee, move on already, it’s a business. Lebron needed to move on, get some help and go to a bigger market. Where would you rather live, Clev or beautiful Miami with it’s weather, girls and beaches? Not a hard choice. I hope they destory the Bulls and then the Thunder…

  • Brahsef

    The Indians are killin it!

  • BK

    I understand why they got so emotional…if D-Rose ever leaves the Bulls I literally don’t know what I would do with myself
    Also I think the Bulls matchup way better with the Heat than they do the Hawks although the big three is going to do what they do, the Bulls have solid defenders in Deng, Bogans, Brewer, Noah, and Taj to throw at those guys and have a shot. Who does Miami have to guard Derrick? Wade? Lebron sure can’t stick with him and I think Wade is their best option and I still don’t think he cant stick with him…I hope Bulls close out the series tonight and Miami vs. Bulls will be a treat
    I can’t wait!!
    Go Bulls!!!
    D-Rose=Chicago Legend (already)

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    But Miami isn’t a “bigger market” tho…

  • BK

    Another thing, I know Lebron is a great player but going to Miami was a complete cop out. He says the Celtics inspired them to make that move but the Celtics did it towards the end of all their careers and they didn’t have 2 of the 3 best players in the league period. Lebron could have won a ship somewhere else I’m sure of it but the fact that he was so insecure about his ability to win that he had to team up with those other two seems a bit embarrassing to me for the “best player in the league”. I would love to see the Heat get stomped by someone…probably wont happen…but it would be great to see. Heat SUCK!!! I’d rather see the Mav’s win and I hate them too for always choking and then whooping Kobe.
    Go Bulls

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  • Ryan

    I hope Chicago beats them in four. Then LeBron James can get down on one knee and apologize to Miami.

  • http://yahoo.com stickball

    nice stuffs lebron james wade, and bosh. and for the miami bench, without either miami wouldnt be as good as they’re now. blieve that. :)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    I’ll leave Eboy to eviscerate your comments, but I just have to say as much as I appreciate the relief of beating a nemisis (and it has more to do with their mental hold on the Heat, not their age/ability), this is not over. It kinda worried me that they celebrated like they’d won the championship. Hey guys, you’re only half way there and it won’t get easier. So yeah, enjoy this win, as most of South Florida will, but return to work on Friday and prepare to deal with Rose and his cronies. Okay, Eboy, you have the floor.

  • Mike From Spain

    The series against the Bulls depend on whether the Heat can stop Rose (or if he doesn’t get any injuries) and whether the Bulls can stop Lebron. Wade cannot be stopped, and you don’t need to stop Bosh.

  • Gritty

    Apologize for what? He doesn’t owe Cleveland anything…and I doubt that those fans are going to forgive him for leaving any time soon.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics Byebye

    It’s a warmer climate a bigger market it’s prob the 7 biggest market Miami is a great destination for players

  • AD

    cosign @ cheryl they acting like the champs n **** plus drose gon giv em some probs… and if they do beat the bulls RW and KD gon kill da heat

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    Howcome their old, when the heat win. But the heat suck when Boston owned them this year in regular season.

  • http://www.twitter.com/flavaklav Klav

    This has been quite the playoffs. Setting the standard, it has been great. Even with my team out, it still hurts. But this is too good to watch. Even if you don’t want Miami to win, you still have to watch just to watch the two best open court players. Bulls v. Miami should be guaranteed platinum. Lets see if this was all worth it LeBron.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    @BryanCrawford, Cleveland is actually the 45 most populated city in the US, exactly 1 spot behind Miami at 44th. Plus theres a huge amount a undocumented illigal immigrants in Miami so its not even that close. and saying LBJ’s legacy will be changing teams to beat Boston is a little short sighted.

  • logues

    i really hate how he says “couldnt do it by myself” and “paired with two guys” like the role players dont mean a thing and its all about him. i really hope they lose, cannot stand bosh! really tho i think dallas is takin it all

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Sure rose will get 25-30 a night, but wade and lebron will get 25-30 and bosh the way things are going will beat the boozer match up. And noah has to be big aswell.

  • apache

    he’s acting like he won the whole chip already give it a rest

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    What was wrong with the way the celebrated? Its not like it was the parade it just looked crazy cause every camera was around wade and lebron.

  • snasty10

    damn i feel like he just threw more salt into Cleveland’s open wounds

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    G-Man said it best. Hate away….’cause you can’t spell Heat without hate. Dinnertime is right around the corner.

  • 1982

    @Logues, the big three scored 81 out of 97. I don’t think it’s that they did it without the role players. It’s that their role players can’t do anything without them. Chicago can play with DRose sitting. Without LBJ and D3, this team is worse than Toronto when Bosh was there. Is there talk of the Heat cheating still? They just Yankee’d it up. Would it have been more acceptable if Bron and Wade had waited until they were all KG’s age before they did it? And no, they didn’t celebrate too much – yes, there’s still 2 series left, but the Celtics were the first reason they super teamed it up. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be here and everyone would’ve been making fun of how they couldn’t get over the Boston hump.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    It’s kind of shameful then that a three man team just beat two 5+ man teams then. We good!!!!!!

  • http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com deron

    The Celts were dominated in this series during the most critical moments; those moments when the experience advantage becomes the age disadvantage. I really enjoyed their run and I was pulling for them to win this year, but the only game they won was the one that most of the losing teams in a five-game series win – Game 3. I hope to see a Miami-Dallas rematch, could be one of those exciting NBA Finals in years.

    http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com/2011/04/game-3-in-nba-playoffs-potent-mixture.html

  • JTaylor21

    Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate!!!!
    I wouldn’t expect anything less coming from the world class rose peddler, don’t you have some mediocre “rose is the second coming of Christ” article to write?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Lebron is emotional, like a Bowsh!

  • KC

    Damn the haters are still hating huh? Get over it people!!!!! your going to be miserable for the next 8 years watching the heat. Lebron wanted what every other championship team in history has had and that is some help!!! Jordan had help, kobe had help, Duncan had help, Magic had help, russel had help!!! Pierce KG and Ray helped each other!!!! Why are the Celtics looked at differently than the heat?????

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I actually was shocked at the way these comments trended. I guess I didn’t really understand you people.
    Man, I thought dude was thoughtful and honest. No arrogance. Yes, the celebration was a tad excessive, but clearly he and Wade were carrying around some silverbacks on their backs as it related to Boston. And for Bron to get the W while KILLING in the clutch, man if you can’t appreciate that moment, I don’t know if you really love the game as a whole.
    Last night was a memorable night with the performances and the explanations, at least for me.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Great win by the Heat. No need to discredit them like some people do of past Champions. They are moving on to the East Finals thats pretty incredible. Lets see if anyone can stop these guys. Bulls defense is maybe just the trick.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    There is NO WAY Wilt would have beat the Celtics with that Starting 5 back in the day. Players then were just better at starting 5 than they are today.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Angel of Stern

    I 100% completely agree with Allenp.

  • shuref00t

    Everyone’s expecting Heat vs Bulls. C’mon, Hawks ain’t out of it yet! Hahaha!

  • angus

    well maybe if he hadnt quite against boston in there last series…..

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    Lakeshow didnt u used to hate on D Rose when the playoffs began??

  • JTaylor21

    Well maybe if you had paid attention in English class……….

  • http://bulls.com airs

    hey that wasn’t me. wtf.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    ksjafhklsdhfkl, that wasn’t me at 11:47

  • Ridge

    “I knew deep down in my heart, as much as I loved my teammates back in Cleveland and as much as I loved home, I knew it couldn’t do it by myself against that team,” James said. “The way it panned out with all the friends and family and the fans back home, I apologize for the way it happened. I knew this opportunity was once in a lifetime. To be able to come down here and pair with two guys and this organization — in order for me to move on with my career, that team that we just defeated, we had to go through them.”
    ========================
    Wouldn’t it have been easier to say that in the beginning and just make your move without all the theatrics? Doubt you’d be as viled now.

  • Irondan21

    The ignorance of eboy never ceases. I love it! I’m looking for mavs heat the rematch.

  • Ridge

    @danwil (and other lebron lovers) it’s not that Lebron left Cleveland, it’s how he left. Why’s that so hard to understand?

  • Groves

    @toinefan88… i don’t see where any cheating went on at any point for this heat team.

    should the cavs feel hurt that he just said
    “i couldn’t do it by myself”, i mean their were at least 12 others on that team, but yes, they did all suck.

  • http://www.sportshouting.com SportShouting.com

    Like it or not, The Heat are becoming what everyone thought (or feared) they’d be.

  • Jeremy

    There are few people that can’t respect Bron’s game, and too many that don’t respect him as a person. What he did to Cleveland, was brutal and heartbreaking in a way, that city deserved better than a tv special. I won’t say that this makes up for THEIR pain, but to me as a person who was disgusted with how it played out, I respect him a lot more for finally admitting properly, that he was wrong. It takes a man to say those words, and Lebron’s finally grown up to me.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com MichaelG

    @ Allenp of course you don’t understand “you people” your a heat bandwaggoner? It’s called perspective, when it comes to LeBron yours seems to be a tad Rosie. This guy only apologized after he felt vindicated, and after he posed @ midcourt in a show meant for the cameras, a move you downplayed as only a tad excessive. Was that him being honest? Or was that dramatic? Was it Meant to call attention to himself? Other noteable Superstars have been constantly accused When doing less over the top stuff of ” creating thier own legend” might I add by several guys on here crying HATE! Is that arrogance? Not to you, you want to downplay this and focus on LeBrons clutch play questioning “other peoples” love for the game as a whole ( get off the soap box) but in reality it was LeBron that spoiled this moment for many by not letting his play do the talking.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    man, why’d it take this for everyone to finally realize that lebron isn’t the monster the media made him out to be?
    lebron owed the city of Cleveland NOTHING. if anything, they should be thanking his a*s for restructuring their city and actually bringing them any sort of relevance.
    let’s not act like y’all didn’t WANT a spectacle to watch, EVERYBODY here watched the decision and only said it was despicable once he said miami. and he raised money for a boys and girls club while doing it.
    he took less money and made a decision best for him, why should he have toiled away in cleveland, to make ppl happy? f*ck that.
    props to bron.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Whomever asked. No. I have never once said a bad thing about DRose. Check you won’t find nothing. He is a humble winner. I like that. And what does Bulls defense which i commented on have to do with DRose anyway…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Micahel G
    Well you are entitled to your opinion.
    But, you seem to be far more adept at reading the intentions behind LeBron’s actions than me.
    After all, you’ve decided the whole pose at midcourt was a show. It couldn’t have been a moment of honest reflection because obviously, LeBron is incapable of that. The press conferences after the fact, where he apologized and discussed his mindset were all for show because obviously, LeBron is a masterful judge of what it takes to make the media and public love him, right?
    Yeah, ok.
    Dude hit clutch shot after clutch shot in the past two games. He admitted he made a bad decision and explained why he made it.
    For a cat whose clutchness and attitude I have openly questioned to have that kind of performance followed by making those statements, it was a great moment.
    And, yes, I think that if you couldn’t appreciate it, just like if you couldn’t appreciate Kobe admitting that he messed up by gunning in Game Seven last year, then you don’t really love basketball.
    You might love teams or players, but you don’t just love watching the game unfold at the highest level.
    If I’m on a high horse then I’m cool with the view.

  • r2j

    Should be sorry about the decision. It’s too late now and I think Cavs fans hate him more than ever right now.

  • Red Star

    Why do you have to be soooooooooooooooooooooooooo extra LeBron? Really! Why?

    U lov bigup u chess too much fe me and gowan like uz a bad mon! Move!

  • ballinbicho

    IT DOESNT MATTER HOW HE DOES IT…HE WILL ALWAYS BE WRONG…GET OVER IT HE IS A BASKETBALL PLAYER..HE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLES FEELINGS. HE IS A GREAT PLAYER JUDGE HIM ON THE COURT AND STOP ALL THE GOSSIP. THATS ALL IT IS GOSSIP.AND ALL HATERS WILL BEND OVER FOR LEBRON IF HE WOULD HAVE GONE TO THEIR TEAM.

  • showtine

    @BC it may not me relatively a bigger market, but the location & and owner with deeper pockets its a no brainer….

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Lot of new names on here I never seen before…

  • fruizm

    why do you have to type like thaaaaaaaat Red Star? What the hell did you just say?? haha

  • http://bulls.com airs

    red star, where you from? if i read that correctly your somewhere Caribbean haha

  • Sizzle

    It’s hilarious. There is nothing but hate, if he stayed in CLE and didn’t win a title, he’d be the “Greatest to never win it.” If a Free Agent came to CLE and they won they would say “He couldn’t do it until (insert name) joined him.” Now he has joined a team, taken less money and has put himself in the position to win it all. But it will always be “He had to team up to do it.” There is so much hate for one person, but as a True Basketball fan you can’t help but love his game. And for the posters above citing Durant and Rose as “humble” winners/people, What have they won? Am I missing something?

  • Csay

    The only way he could be the Celtics is by going to Miami to play with D-Wade. Him saying this tarnishes his legacy even more. It not like Bird and Magic would have ever teamed up to beat Jordan. His is still a douche and always will be.

  • OvaChicken

    Say what you say Crawfish. The Heat dissmissed the Celts with style. THAT’s WHAT COUNTS !! BYE BYE CELTS. No disrespect to Celts. Bron is King + he likes his steaks well done. BRING ON Miss Carla Boozer the M.V.P. & THE rest of the BULLS !!!! Let’s crush em like some ricecakes !!! Word to yours.

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ Speedy

    @Eboy
    It’s kind of shameful then that a three man team just beat two 5+ man teams then. We good!!!!!!
    You mean the Heat where the underdogs??????

  • eyal

    I don’t write comments very often but when I do, I often wonder why. Allenp just says everything I want to, but about x1000 more articulated. as the kids say, cosine that ish!

  • feez22

    @bryancrawford Wait a minute… Before the series you said the celts will beat the heat. Now that they did so you try to undermine it by saying they are old and are on their way out anyways? nice logic. Nice flip flopping. btw, lebron’s key teammates on his contending teams before miami=”zydrunas ilgauskus, anderson varejao, mo williams, antawn jamison, shaq, pavlovic, daniel gibson, larry hughes, delonte west, wally sczerbiak, ben wallace”. what a cast. old vets + role players that choked time and time again in the playoffs except daniel gibson? nice.

  • MikeC.

    Hopefully this is the last time I’ll comment on a Lebron post in a way that’s not entirely about on-court exploits. As someone who is regarded as being of the “older set” on this site, I find Lebron’s move to Miami slightly distasteful because it played out so publicly. Is that 100% Lebron’s fault? No. We have a 24-7-365 sporting news cycle. Back in the day, dudes demanded trades and the local papers would roast them for a couple days, the fans would boo them on their first trip back and then it was over. Lebron’s life is dissected non-stop. Personally, I think jumping ship when you haven’t even reached your prime is a bit weak, but I’ve come to the point where I just say “Meh, dude did what he did and now other teams have to load up to beat the Heat.” Luckily for me, I’m a Knick fan, so we have the deep pockets to do it. What Lebron really caused to happen, inadvertently I assume, was that the veneer of love and loyalty in pro sports was finally ripped off and discarded. Adults root for and love their teams, but we understand that underneath it all, there is a business and teams will trade our favorite players to make the team better, regardless of what that does to the player’s life. Lebron had every right to leave as a Free Agent as countless other Free Agents have done before him. The very public way he did it had to have caused some damage to younger fans that still root for their teams assuming that the players share the same love and loyalty that they do. For a young kid to hear his favorite player say “I had to leave because the Celtics were too good” likely doesn’t make much sense to him/her. The NBA is a business. Now it’s time for NY to go out and buy a better team than the Heat. Go Economics!!!

  • http://Slamonline.com Rocksinmypants

    Douche chiiilll

  • OvaChicken

    Stop your beef because it’s OVA CHICKEN !!!!!

  • flipnoyce

    As a big Celtic’s fan I feel an intense dislike watching them lose to any team. They played their best but only to find out they were fatigue and short handed against a superstars that reminded them of their young selves. ITS NOT so much about AGE but more of INJURIES that got them in trouble! If RONDO hadn’t gotten injured we would have still been fine. IF THE SITUATION WAS REVERSED that the ELBOW injury was WADE, well, we all know the answer to that question. It would all have to be up to LEBRON!
    I have no problem with LEBRON joining up with two other superstar, he had EVERY RIGHT to do it because he was a FREE AGENT. But, the way he did was all his fault!!! SO BIG 3 from MIAMI get your ring now because next season is going to be a different chapter.

  • http://www.uol.com.br Flávio

    I disagree w LB, i believe he should have stayed in Cleveland and he should have brought other players to beat Celtics and others teams. He could have brought Amare, CP, Boozer, Deron or even Mello. Miami and Wade was not the ONLY choice. Worse, in 15-20-year time he will not walk as a king but as a traitorous. I am sorry but home should be in first place than victory just as many have been doing like Kobe, Dirk,Pierce, Jordan, Ducan and etc.

  • KoBynum716

    The Apology

  • MikeC.

    @Flavio – of all the players you list, I think Amare and Deron are the only ones that would have actually gone to Cleveland. Melo wanted NY in the worst way. Boozer burned too many bridges in Cleveland. He would have had to sign for the minimum and crawl through the streets of Cleveland on broken glass to get the fans to take him back. Chris Paul seems content in NO. Of course, that could just be that he learned from The Decision and is going to force a trade quietly. Amare was going wherever the guaranteed, long-term money was. The Cavs had their chance to get Amare and they blew it. I guess JJ Hickson is going to be the man some day.

  • bike

    I don’t write comments very often, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis.

    Stay thirsty my friends.

  • flipnoyce

    @flavio- It took a while for LEBRON to make that decision because he was waiting on Cleveland to make something happen. He wanted Ray Allen so bad to play for Cleveland but Ray was already situated in Boston. All the other big names was already taken at the time so when he learned that Bosh was heading to Miami he boarded that ship and made the 1 hour special announcement. I’m not from OHIO but I know this much, LEBRON never rep CLEVELAND it was always AKRON that he reflect to as HOME!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    As long as the Lakers are out, I don’t care who wins it all… Best of luck to the remaining teams!!!

  • HAMMER

    As George Lopez would say “Why you crying?” Seriously. Dios mio! Its the 2nd round. Save your tears till, or if, you win a title. Who you think you are? Tears for Fears?

  • jessdogg

    The bulls and heat won’t even be close. Heat in 5.

  • 1982

    I still have friends arguing that Lebron will be known as a Pippen. This isn’t MJ and Pip, this is MJ Beta and MJ Beta on the same team…

  • Devon

    lol @toinefan88…..i dont think lebron cheated. hes a great player and had no talent around him. who wouldnt leave. i know i wanted a championship

  • http://Slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    I admitted I was wrong in TPU about the Heat getting beat in the 2nd round. And yes, Boston is old. So what are we arguing again?

  • http://Www.slamonline.com MichaelG

    Allenp your on a soap box not a horse, still like the view? And lezbihonest you are quite adept yourself at reading LeBrons intentions behind his actions and giving him a golden star! Heart warming stuff, and I love your argument of “I’ve questioned Lebron in the past” so that must make me as “fair and ballanced” as Fox news right? And BTW there’s a big difference between being a masterful judge at getting the media to love you, and just plain knowing how to get attention and indulging in every second of it. And unless your even more biased than I thought …Then even you must admit that LeBron loves and is masterfull at getting attention. As far as love of the game goes, you are also entitled to your own opinion, inflated as it is. It’s yours no more no less.

  • pioms

    Cleveland should have got him someone better to play with. Nobody can win with Antawn Jamison and Boobie Gibson. Look how awful they are without him.

    Cleveland fans should be mad at the Cavs front office for continually putting out a supporting cast of talentless players.

    LeBron turned Mo Williams in to an All-Star for crying out loud.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Michael G
    When did I say that LeBron doesn’t love attention. I have called him an egomaniac. Lol.
    Anyway you take the moment and my comments.on the moment however you want.
    I thought it was cool and I was honestly shocked that so many basketball fans didn’t.
    And horse or soapbox I still love the view.
    Arguably the best player in the league delivers in the clutch against his frequent and fiercest rival. That is good basketball.

  • jmac33

    I personally don’t have a problem wit D Wade or Lebron…but I am a Celtics fan and I am surprised that not many have pointed out da obvious about da difference between da Heat and da Cs…when da Celtics got 2gether they came 2gether sacrificing their individual greatness 2 embrace da concept of winning a title 2gether as a TEAM!!!following da tradition of Celtic teams that came before them…they got everyone involved and won battles against talented teams as a cohesive unit….ubuntu….remember…however da Heat r a 3…well…I mean a 2 1/2 (with Bosh) man rotation with 1 or maybe 2 occasional other players contributing sometimes…not da true definiton of a TEAM @ ALL…don’t believe…jus check da stats…regular season…and playoffs…even da elimination game…33…34…and I can’t even remember I think Bosh had like 20…..really guys!?! That’s what it took 2 dethrone da eastern conference champs….

  • chitownsfinest

    @anderson, they arent going to destroy the bulls, im not saying they wont beat them but its gunna be a crazy series (although not crazy like bulls celtics afew years ago). also i guess you dont watch playoff basketball because the mavs are coming out of the west, not the thunder.

  • Dre Baller

    why couldn’t he convince Wade and Bosh to come to Cleveland instead?

  • Red Star

    @FRUIZM because LeBron is so over the top! He needs another serving of humble pie!
    @AIRS Toronto, Bosh’s old stomping ground but my parents are from Jamaica, you done know!

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics Byebye

    It’s not about population its about popularity
    Noah said it correctly who moves to Cleveland
    The night life in Miami is bigger than Chicago trailing only la an ny
    Everything stays open in miami the women in Miami is off the chain only Cali
    Women are more approachable unlike the women up north smh

  • tootie

    You know in the same interview Wade also stated that he knew he need help also to beat Boston,the exact same interview and noone critizied him for that. why does it matter why he left, he did and that’s that. He’s happier and so is d-wade. It’s true that it’s Wade’s team but Bron has made a big difference to that team. The team got the be #2 in the east and has made it out of the 1st round.A VERY BIG ACCOMPLISHJMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tootie

    I with the person who stated they don’t care who win at least the LAKERS are out!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I not a Bull’s fan. Heat players are more exciting to watch!!!! I’m also proud of those Grizzles as well!!!For them to get this far is great to see too.

  • http://www.morethanbasketballmg.net More Than Basketball

    @MRMORETHANBBALL

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