As the Cavs season is slated to begin this week I wanted to get something off my chest about Lebron James. As almost everyone around Cleveland knows, TBS' Craig Saiger interviewed Lebron James during an ALDS broadcast, because he was wearing a Yankees hat at a Cleveland Indians Division Series game. In the interview, Saiger discovered that James had been a Yankees fan since youth, and that was why he wore the Yankees hat.
Well a lot of Cleveland Sport fans took offense to James' interest in the Yankees, and felt he betrayed the city of Cleveland for cheering for team from New York. Some of the negative reactions have come in the ways of signs at Cavs' preseason games ripping James, individuals making shirts bashing James' like of the Yankees, and I've even heard some people say that they refused to go to Cavaliers' games because of James' preference.
I personally feel the negative reaction to James' preference is absolutely ridiculous. How DARE anyone in this town think they have the right to say who James can or can not cheer for on the baseball field. He's done more for the Cavaliers franchise and the city of Cleveland than anyone, and you want to get upset because he doesn't cheer for the Tribe? No one has the right to say James shouldn't cheer for the Yankees. Just because he plays for our favorite basketball team, doesn't mean his favorite baseball team has to be the same as yours.