In our weekly "Love Of The Game" series, HuffPost Black Voices talks sports with a person of note. This week we caught up with television personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, expressing her feelings towards LeBron James joining the Miami Heat.
"I'm still recovering from the whole Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James thing. I'm one of those Cavs fans that's still nursing a broken heart, but we'll get it together...Everyone wanted to focus on the owner [Dan Gilbert] and people suspected, 'oh, he had these malicious thoughts about LeBron the entire time and he showed his true self.' I think he's just really hurt, and I'm not defending him in any way, because I don't think his comments we're appropriate at all. I'm just saying there's a lot of hurt that stems from that. I mean, LeBron can do what he wants, he's a grown man. And believe me, if I'm not happy somewhere I'm leaving too. But you're talking to a person who grew up in Youngstown [Ohio]. Akron isn't even an hour away from our home. I watched him on local TV, I watched him win local championships in high school. So I think I was a little more connected to it than most people."