Friday, July 11th, 2014, 1:41 pm
Kudos to LeBron. I thought this statement was poignant and beautiful.
I was at the game when he played in Cleveland in another team’s uniform for the first time.
It was beyond ugly, it was an absolute hate-fest. And I’ll admit to being a part of it…it felt cathartic after seeing a CLE region native take the easy road out and rip our hearts out on national TV.
But he really had nothing left to prove in Miami after 4 consecutive finals appearances. Bringing Cleveland a championship after a 50 year drought would be an accomplishment indeed.
However the fact that he was able to overcome the endless awful chants from that first night back, the infamous letter, the burned jerseys, and still take the harder journey towards another championship is classy. Sure this helps his legacy, but it still takes guts to forgive.
And if he can forgive, so can the city of Cleveland and so can I. Between Manziel, LeBron, and the RNC, a downtown that is finally booming, it’s an exciting time to be a Clevelander.
Visiting my hometown? On DDF I’ve compiled a list of tons of amazing stuff to do while you’re here.
Wondering why I live in Cleveland after learning for years in LA, NYC, and Brazil and having a job where I can work from anywhere? I get asked that all the time and I wrote the reasons why on this DDF thread about the Pros and Cons of where everyone lives.