Cavalier media day came in like a lion and went out like…wait, that doesn’t make any sense. Look, LeBron said what we’ve been waiting to hear for awhile, if only for confirmation. As much as it seemingly pains 99% of the people in the world, King James likes Cleveland.
“For the record,” James said, slamming his hand on the table. “For the record, I am not going anywhere. I keep hearing these stories about LeBron James is not happy in Cleveland. I don’t understand where these keep coming from.
“I’m very happy in the Cavaliers’ uniform and I’m going to be wearing this uniform for a long time, OK?”
“It’s going to be unbelievable what this team can do,” James said, cracking a smile. “It’s like high school for me again. Now that I got a guy like Larry Hughes, who can break down a defense as well as I can, and a guy like Damon Jones who can shoot it from halfcourt, and a guy like Donyell Marshall, who can play the three, four or five and rebound the ball. … It’s unbelievable what our potential can be.
Before being taken away for numerous photo shoots, James said the never-ending guessing game about where he’ll play has become annoying.
“It bothers me, of course,” he said. “I never gave any indication of leaving Cleveland. I’ve been in Akron my whole life. My family loves to come see me play 41 games. It bothers me a little bit, but I’m here. I’m wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey and I’m having fun.”
Wearing Cleveland uniform for a long time – check.
Just like high school? Double check – we’re totally in on that one, and will begin behaving like it immediately.
Damon Jones heaving from half-court – check, we guess. We’ll have to see just what kind of offense they’re running here.
And the real bonus – assuming he sticks to this – we don’t have to kill ourselves!