For Every Decision, There’s a Reaction

July 11, 2014. 

It may seem like just another date on the calendar, but LeBron James changed that in a flash.  James turned the sports world upside down with the Decision 2.0, opting to return to the place he calls home: Cleveland.

James has been dealing with the burden and stress that comes along with simultaneously being the face of the league and a free agent.  The media has had the King under a magnifying glass, watching his every move and updating the world on his agent’s meetings with other teams, his travel plans to Brazil, and what time he tucked his kids into bed last night (okay, okay, maybe the last one is a joke).

But now that James has made his move, the pressure has shifted to others to respond to his choice to return to Cleveland.  So let’s break down the situations of the people and teams most affected by the Decision 2.0:

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The LeBrottery: A Reaction from a Non-Entitled Heat Fan

I’ve been a Miami Heat fan my whole conscious life, but up until four years ago, nobody gave a shit. And why should they have? To be a fan of a given franchise is no more notable than any other fanhood… that is until the greatest, most polarizing player in the global cult they call professional sports decides to take his talents to your city. That decision- THE Decision- changed everything for me, Miami Heat fans, the NBA and, of course, SportsCenter.

Since that glorious day, LeBron has brought us two NBA Championships, two Most Valuable Player awards, four straight trips to the NBA Finals, and countless moments of awe-inspired pride. But along with these great things has come something rather grotesque: a sense of entitlement. Sure, that sentiment is anything but rare in the ostentatiously glittered streets of South Florida.  We feel entitled to beautiful weather, beautiful people, beautiful homes and cars. But it’s supposed to be different when it comes to sports.

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