The 20,562 Cleveland raucous crowd went to the Quicken Loans Arena with eagerness. They brought placards with them and one that reads “Quitness”.
This was the most anticipated day. The day they will get revenge, anger and frustration towards their once proclaimed King, who all broke their hearts last summer. However, everything died down when Lebron scored 38 points, eight rebounds and five assists, giving Cleveland’s most important game its worst loss of the season.
Lebron James didn’t show remorse. He wasn’t even apologetic. It was just a typical day for him, with one goal on mind –take care of business then go back to Miami.
That was Lebron’s mindset since then. After 6 seasons and taking the Cavalier’s to one of the best record in their franchise. He was already one step out of getting his kingship outside Cleveland. It was just too much for him, too much responsibility and accountability. He was chasing legacies. Chasing what Kobe and Michael Jordan has – championships. It would take years to get a ring in Cleveland.
Miami was always the land of milk and honey for James. It presented an opportunity for him, a chance to win championships with his trusted sidekicks in Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.
The Cleveland fans never get what they wanted to see. The wound is now so deep that the blood won’t stop flowing. It goes beyond the flesh and straight into the heart. They want James to fail; they want to see him struggle. The win was a heartache, and James was once again successful. Time and time again the cycle goes on and on. They started the game cheering and end up hurting.
There will be time for redemption but redemption comes for those who choose to move on.
Lebron will always be who he is. Whenever something goes wrong, he always had the finger to point on, then look for some possible way out. Just like when the Heat went on to some losing skid and blame it all on his coach. But there were no apologies and no remorse. He was just being himself, the self proclaimed king whose placard deeply engrave on his name “Quitness”.