The whole scenario was hyped to the hilt. James probably knew where he was going long before last night. He and the NBA got more publicity than they could have imagined. For them, it was worth every bit of the hype.
James made a business decision like we all do at some point in time. He can't be blamed for that. He didn't have to go through all this to say that he is leaving Cleveland. He will probably be the "most hated" man in Cleveland now.
Even the owner Dan Gilbert had some harsh words
to say about James.
The fans who have supported him these last seven years are very disappointed. In their hearts, many of them felt he would leave the team for greener pastures and a chance to win an NBA championship, but it still hurt them to see him say it on national television.
He will have his chance to compete for a championship now. More power to him.
I think a lot of us wish that we could be wanted so much for our skills that companies would fawn over us. The hype is over now and it surely wasn't worth all the fuss. James is being criticized from all corners. Even some in the media have turned on him after they helped to build this thing up.
I've never seen anything like this and hope I don't see anything like it again.