I think that sums it up.
The point is the WAY Lebron left.
He did not rip the bandaid off quickly.
NO, he dragged it out like torture... while self-promoting.
Indeed, he chose to self promote over the feelings of his greatest fans.
What? Shaq? Mo Williams? Antawn "I don't defend" Jamison? Who the hell applauded those moves? And if you weren't 2nd guessing those moves, you really don't quite understand the game.
Mo was the least heralded of these moves because it happened in August; however, he had a FABULOUS regular season in Year 1 and back to back playoff bombs. He is a good player.
Jamison was thought to be the missing piece by almost every NBA analyst, and Ferry "stole" him from Washington. This was applauded by everyone.
Shaq was a hope...a thought...that didn't work.
Ferry's hands were tied by LBJ's short contracts and he had no time to build a team. LBJ to blame for this as much as anyone.
LOL @ posters in this thread criticizing a billionaire on how he handles his business affairs. Get a clue. He is one of the very few people in the world that actually is able to express himself honestly, and you guys are calling him out for it? Most of you just don't get it...
Rereading this thread, I have to come to the conclusion that 90% of the people who post here are either 14 or post exclusively for the purpose of trolling.
To me, it just personifies the "coward" that Gilbert spoke of... can't face people eye-to-eye.
He faced them ON TV. He didn't have to show up on camera and explain WHY he was leaving the cavs. He could have released a press statement and hid from the cameras. He knew he was going to get backlash, and he went up and answered questions.
I mean seriously, if he doesn't do a press conference, he would get killed for being a coward and hiding. He goes in front of cameras, and you kill him for being a coward. THERE'S NO WAY TO AVOID THE BACKLASH.