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We’ve been over this ad nauseum here but The Decision and the fallout from that was something totally different and never before seen in the sports world and is likely to never be replicated again. Or are we approaching “The Reversal”? Are you ready for the apocalypse? I hope you're sitting down for this.
Per Fox Ohio’s Sam Amico (from 1/24):
Now, there is talk that James is less-than-thrilled with certain aspects of the Heat organization. Sources in Miami (which is TOTES Brian “Fatty Windmill” Windhorst) say that while James still thoroughly enjoys playing alongside fellow stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, he doesn’t particularly care for the heavy-handed and disciplined style of team president Pat Riley.
James can opt out of his contract at the end of the 2013-14 season, and speculation is he will strongly consider it if Riley remains in his current role. And the team James would be eyeballing most in free agency, say those close to the situation, would be the Cavs.
First of all, WHAT THE FUCK? You can’t write things like this when my psyche is still fragile! I have not recovered fully from The Decision yet despite my gruff and sexy demeanor! How am I supposed to deal with this news!
But back to LeBron, can this guy ever commit to anything long term? Even if this never happens, I’m willing to bet that he’s at least considering it. Otherwise, why would anyone be talking about it all. Now, this is a LONG way from being a reality and probably won’t happen anyway, but let’s just imagine that on July 1, 2014, LeBron James decides that he’s had enough of playing with his “super friends”.
1. Leaving Miami would be an admission of failure or wrong-doing and LeBron doesn’t do shit like that. Let me be clear, LeBron James has never ever been wrong about anything according to LeBron James.
2. Without knowing cap situations, I would imagine that the Lakers (Kobe should be gone by then) or the Knicks would be way more attractive.
3. There is no fucking way that LeBron and Dan Gilbert can work with each other again. NO. FUCKING. WAY.
Let’s put all of that aside though, what if he truly wants to come back home? What happens then? Would the fans welcome him back? I mean, these people got taint-punched on national TV and the entire world saw it. That wound hasn’t healed yet and it may never. Would he apologize? I doubt that which gives me no reason to forgive him.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the last 12 hours; trying to gauge what my reaction would be if that backstabbing sumbitch donned the wine and gold again (one more time, we are way too far away from this being a possibility but the internet was built for shit like this). I am well aware (Iceman) that I helped create the global icon monster and maybe I deserved to be raped by a thousand humble pies. But what do you do when that monster comes back with his hat in hand? Goddamn this hypothetical situation fucking sucks! I honestly have no idea how I would respond since I never considered it to even be a remote possibility. I just assumed that I would spend the rest of my days rooting for him to break his legs.
After much thought (and obvz this could change if this scenario appears to be a potential reality), I say “fuck him”. No. The door is not going to be left open for your return. You moved on and so did we. The Cavs franchise isn’t some skank that you call up at 4 AM after striking out at Aztec. It’s about principle. I like to think that my fellow Cavalier fans would agree with this sentiment. If he wants to walk away from the Basketball Philadelphia Eagles, he can set his sights somewhere the fuck else.
But seriously, can you imagine if he opts out in 2+ years? That would be some wild-ass shit. He would be hated by EVERYONE. I look forward to it.