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.
James, who was feeling the pressure to live up to the "the greatest of all time" label, does not see himself the way fans or the media does. He does not believe he's the caliber of player of Jordan and Kobe Bryant.