As a citizen I could give a rip about what James does. It's not like any of us are benefiting monetarily or otherwise from where he plays. But as a journalist and sports fan I have a huge issue with how James duped the city of Cleveland.
If anyone has stabbed the people of Ohio in the back, it's not LeBron James: it's Dan Gilbert. And if we didn't understand why LeBron would want to leave his home town of Cleveland yesterday, we certainly get it now. Talk about a bad sport.
Dan Gilbert's letter serves as Exhibit A for why knee-jerk reactions -- especially those made in anger -- are best expressed in private until a cooler, more rational course of action can be contemplated.