Editors note: This guest post was written by Pat Milyo, an Ohio University graduate. Pat discusses LeBron's decision tomorrow night, which will air as an hour-long ESPN Special.
As a Cleveland fan born and raised in a city known for "the shot", "the drive", and "the fumble" amongst other famous sport's choke jobs, I have had the luxury of witnessing (that word is pretty fitting) events such as the 1995 Indians vs. Braves World Series, the 1997 Indians vs. Marlins World Series, and Art Modell moving the Browns in 1995 to Baltimore. Call me crazy, but karma has to come back around in our favor at some point. Hopefully that happens to be tomorrow night.
By choosing to go to NY, CHI, MIA, or NJ to pursue a championship, not only will he give Cleveland the biggest slap in the face the city has ever seen in my opinion, but he will forever be known for not being able to deliver a trophy to a city that raised him to be what he is today. It's obviously not about the money, we can offer the most and lets be realistic, Nike cut him a check for $90 million before he even played one NBA game...so I don't think he's strapped for cash by any means. It's about where he wants to win.
With a new proven coach in Byron Scott and an owner like Dan Gilbert who has brought in players in the past by the names of Shaquille O'Neal, Antawn Jamison, Mo Williams, Delonte West, Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon, etc. what makes you think he's going stop at any costs to win now?
It should be more than interesting to see what he decides. He's either going to go down in the Cleveland history books as one of the most loyal players the city has ever seen, or the most despised.
Tomorrow at 9 we'll see what he's really made of after making comments such as, "It's about more than the game of basketball."