unless you live in the cleveland area you just dont understand. i have no problem with lebron wanting to leave cleveland and explore his options. its the way he left. he could have let dan gilbert (cavs owner) know that he wasnt going to resign with the cavs, and still had his "where am i going to sign" sideshow with the heat and the knicks and the nets... but the way he did it...he guaranteed that the cavs could not prepare for his departure by signing any free agents or making any trades. they even fired their coach and brought in byron scott because they thought that they had a chance to resign lebron. and as we all know now, lebron and wade and bosh had worked out their plans where they were going to sign almost a year before. the cavs learned about lebrons decision with a phone call from a member his posse, minutes before his espn special...thats how they found out. lebron didnt even have the guts to call the cavs himself with his decision. he made sure that no preparations could be made for his departure, therefore guaranteeing that the cavs would be horrible for a few seasons. you also have to attempt to understand the heartache that cleveland sports fans have been though in the last 50 years. the browns (even though im a steelers fan) had a couple of shots at the super bowl in the mid 80s...but "the drive" and "the fumble" derailed their chances...and then in the late 90s the team was moved away to baltimore. when they received a new team...it has since been riddled with terrible ownership, managment and coaching. the indians were horrible for a couple decades and then in the 90s they had the best team in the majors a few seasons...but world series losses to the braves and the marlins were crushing...including jose mesa's 9th inning game 7 blown save. and every good player that the indians develop decides to leave as a free agent or force the indians to trade them because they arent going to resign...manny ramirez, jim thome, bartolo colon, cc sabathia, cliff lee. and then there are the cavs...a decent run in the late 80s with price and daughtery and nance and co...but a guy named jordan was developing in chicago and knocked them out of the playoffs a couple times. and then they win the draft lottery...get the hometown guy lebron...become one of the elite teams in the nba...knock their rival pistons team out of the playoffs...lose in the finals to the spurs...post the best record in the nba for a couple of seasons...look like they are on the cusp of winning an nba title in the near future...and then lebron decides to leave. when you put it all in perspective...i cant fault cleveland fans at all for their disdain towards lebron. i dont wish him any ill will...but it sure is fun to root against him. go spurs!