LeBron James is in the finals. Would winning make him Cleveland's prodigal son?

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  • Wacoan Waco, TX
    June 8, 2015 8:06 a.m.

    LeBron had never beaten my one-on-one but neither have Kobe or Jordan. I don't like LeBron because he is the best player in the game today and he doesn't play for the team I follow. By the way, I would have taken the money and run to Miami. He has shown Cleveland as much loyalty as they have shown him. Perhaps Cleveland is the prodigal city.

  • deniron Effurun/Nigeria, 00
    July 21, 2014 11:46 p.m.

    I think he has gain more experience, brave to come back and to share his knowledge gained. Such receive the highest prize. I congratulate him for burying pride

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    July 12, 2014 3:48 p.m.

    The Cavaliers, the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets, the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers were the only teams he considered besides Miami. But he later said he wouldn't leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland.

    Dude, it's a cakewalk to get to the Eastern Conference Finals the last 10 years.

    The Meat wouldn't have been seeded over 4 or 5 in the West, where the best teams play.

    What does he have to prove? I don't know, that he can play with the big boys day in and day out?

    I feel a little sorry for Cleveland. If he were sincere, he would have signed a 9 or 10 year deal. As it is, we don't know how long his contract is, but I'll bet he has an option of turning tail in 2 years - and will. To Cleveland, I can just say, "Screw me once, shame on you. Screw me twice, shame on me."

  • Brucemax Provo, UT
    July 11, 2014 10:56 p.m.

    I second what eagle said. You don't average 6.9 assists per game in your career as a non-team player. A non-team player (who also happens to be the best player in the world right now) wouldn't take a pay cut over several years in order to allow his team to sign better players and allow his teammates to get paid more. Fun fact: Lebron has never been the highest paid player on his team.
    Some may think that LeBron trying to "take over" games (and often succeeding) is selfishness. However, his coaches realize he is the best there is and give him the green light to take as many shots as he wants. Most are unfamiliar with this concept as they have never been the best in a league, let alone the best in a single game, and have never had anyone on their team this talented.
    Anyway, wasn't LeBron recently criticized after a close playoff game for passing to Bosh for a corner three instead of taking a shot himself? He made the right play that gave his team the best look. He's absolutely a team player.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    July 11, 2014 10:26 p.m.

    samuel h wiscomb:

    Lebron is a team player. Not only does he score, he rebounds, assists and is considered one of the best defensive players in the league. He is also highly coachable and respectful of his teammates and his coaches. He has been to the finals four straight years with two rings. He went to the finals another two times. Not sure what else he needs to prove exactly. No player does it alone, and certainly no player can win titles without being a "team player" of some sort, even Lebron.

  • samuel h wiscomb Sun Lakes, AZ
    July 11, 2014 6:11 p.m.

    Yes, Lebron os good. But, one good player doth not a championship team make. Let us hope he becomes more of a team player than his past attitude hath oft displayed