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Though sour, Mo won't root against LeBron

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08:00 AM ET 08.31 | Mo Williams had a Sunday flight into Cleveland that was four hours late and right on time. The travel delay allowed Williams to unexpectedly bump into LeBron James at Hopkins airport for a clear-the-air type of discussion between the two former teammates that Williams says was "much needed." Williams and James were close during their time together with the Cavaliers, and Williams was one of the players stung the most by James' departure to the Miami Heat this summer. "Part of me is still sour ... but I wish him the best," Williams said Monday between holes at the Cavaliers' Youth Fund Golf Classic at Westfield Country Club. "He's got enough people rooting against him, he doesn't need one more."

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August 31, 2010  08:14 AM ET

He is the enemy, Bro.

August 31, 2010  08:14 AM ET

"Williams was one of the players stung the most by James' departure"

Really Mo you was stung that he left, did he forget that he didn't help Lebron during the playoffs and kept secrets from him. I bet Lebron was "STUNG" when he heard that Mo knew about west and his mom and didn't say anything. Cleveland's team wasn't going to win a championship any time soon, let the man move on and go where he can compete.

August 31, 2010  08:17 AM ET

Mo Williams = Class Act!

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August 31, 2010  08:26 AM ET
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Simply not true, and yes I want to go there and will continue to go there with my dying breath.

They wasn't and still not, so there is no point on debating no the topic.

August 31, 2010  08:27 AM ET

Didn't mean to put the word "no"

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August 31, 2010  08:39 AM ET

He's just trying to play nice so he can get a roster spot on the Heat here when his contract expires with the Cavs.

August 31, 2010  08:46 AM ET
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i think mo has a right to be pissed....but if he could've even remotely slowed down Rondo, things may have been different

Why does he have the right to be pissed, its business, can't let friendship determine your career moves.

August 31, 2010  08:52 AM ET
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Mo you should be thankful LBJ didnt blast you across the world on the decision...you are one of the main reasons he bolted......you are Tony Parker in the Reg Season but in the playoffs you turn into Smush Parker......

You actually compared Mo to Tony Parker..... whoa, I will let you debate with yourself back and forth. lol

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August 31, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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i think mo has a right to be pissed....but if he could've even remotely slowed down Rondo, things may have been different

I'm sure that was an akward meeting...lol.....Good way to take the high road Mo. LBJ is happy where he is now, so it's no need for anybody else to be upset. LBJ's not losing any sleep, neither should we.

August 31, 2010  08:58 AM ET
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Mo you should be thankful LBJ didnt blast you across the world on the decision...you are one of the main reasons he bolted......you are Tony Parker in the Reg Season but in the playoffs you turn into Smush Parker......

Man leave the boy alone. I think the whole Cleveland demise had to do with Gloria James. Gilbert has to sue her for corrupting the minds of Cavalier players. By making her **** available before and after games the players namely Delonte, Mo and the rest of the Cavs that had some or knew something about it couldn't focus. Who'd give a heck about a penetrating Rondo when there's some sweet discrete **** greased up waiting to be penetrated. Then you see Lebron and y're wondering how this big man came outta that hole... ohh exploration and penetration... that's all that you can think of. Gloria messed up the Cavs...instead of blaming Lebron we should blame her.

August 31, 2010  08:59 AM ET
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i get That...... you can still be pissed that the star and franchise jumped ship, for a little while, then you move on

I agree. None of LBJ's teammates or closest friends were mad he left, per say. They were mainly upset/pissed off/furious at how he did it. No communication, until the "Decision" aired. At least let your "friends" in on the decision.

August 31, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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i get That...... you can still be pissed that the star and franchise jumped ship, for a little while, then you move on

He can be mad at a personal level but not have the rights to be mad. He should be mad at himself for not producing when it counted, Lebron can say he has the rights to be mad at Mo for not showing up for some games. Cleveland organization has every right to be mad at Lebron for how he moved on but the players are just employees and get paid to perform their job. If your not happy at work and are giving a better opportunity at a better enviroment then you take the job.

August 31, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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I agree. None of LBJ's teammates or closest friends were mad he left, per say. They were mainly upset/pissed off/furious at how he did it. No communication, until the "Decision" aired. At least let your "friends" in on the decision.

So you think Lebron has to consult his every action and move with his team mates knowing its a business. Would you ask your co workers if you should leave if a better opportunity is giving after working 7 years at your current job and not getting promoted??

August 31, 2010  09:06 AM ET
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So you think Lebron has to consult his every action and move with his team mates knowing its a business. Would you ask your co workers if you should leave if a better opportunity is giving after working 7 years at your current job and not getting promoted??

I wouldnt ask permission, but i would let them know before I have a nationwide press conference

August 31, 2010  09:07 AM ET
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So you think Lebron has to consult his every action and move with his team mates knowing its a business. Would you ask your co workers if you should leave if a better opportunity is giving after working 7 years at your current job and not getting promoted??

It's not asking for permission. There's a HUGE difference between asking for permission, which LBJ doesn't and didn't do, because he's a grown a** man, and not telling your "friends" about your choice. I am close to several of my co-workers, some on a personal level, and I would feel terrible, if I left them in the dark, knowing I was leaving, and didn't say anything to them until the morning of. That's not how friend's treat each other. Remember, LBJ defined his teammates as "friends", not us.

 
August 31, 2010  09:09 AM ET
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They wasn't and still not, so there is no point on debating no the topic.

No need at all to keep debating it.......... they weren't gonna win with that roster!

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