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LeBron: Cleveland wasn't my city or team

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08:41 AM ET 04.23 | If you tell LeBron James that Cleveland was his city or the Cavaliers were his team, prepare for a quick correction. The Akron native didn't wait for the end of a question Friday when a reporter referenced Cleveland as "your city." James' message was that he can't disown something that was never his. "It wasn't my city. It wasn't my team either," he said. "I was just a player, you know, I helped get that franchise to leaps and bounds that they haven't seen before."

New York Daily News

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April 23, 2011  08:44 AM ET

Okay..Akron's not Cleveland. Point taken.

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April 23, 2011  09:02 AM ET

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Gloria has taught him well.

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April 23, 2011  09:12 AM ET

What a shame,, if only he was a little **** humble. I swear, cleveland created this mess by building up his ego...

April 23, 2011  09:14 AM ET

no class, wonder does he think the same about Miami

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April 23, 2011  09:15 AM ET

Wow....

April 23, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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Actually he developed that ego from high school.Dropping 50 points and what have you on guys not even on his level from back then.Then his high school coach hyped him up, bought him a hummer before he graduated.Not to mention the league super hyped him up while the draft was to take place.

correct,, lets say Ohio created this mess that is LBJ.

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April 23, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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This guy really needs a taste of humble pie.I bet his theme song is Kanye West-Amazing....

He will, when the Heat get bounced out of the playoffs.

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April 23, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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Agreed Dee. Why say anything negative. It's like Shaq used to do. Once you leave just shut up about your old team. Stop picking at raw wounds.

He's just telling the truth. Cleveland wanted him, doesn't mean he wanted Cleveland.

Did reporters ask Shaq questions like that after he left Orlando? I don't think he was looking to bring Cleveland up, they asked him that because they wanted a story. I don't blame him for telling them what he felt. I guess you guys would have prefer he says "No comment."

I don't think he should bite his tongue. Why??? He did nothing wrong.

In regards to Cleveland, if you don't love em, you just don't love em. Nobody wants to be rejected but that's life.

April 23, 2011  09:23 AM ET

Here is one of his better quotes;

???I'm the next O.J.,???

April 23, 2011  09:25 AM ET

http://www.quotesdaddy.com/author/LeBron+James/1

may more selfish quotes from the most selfish player in the NBA history.

 
April 23, 2011  09:25 AM ET

Whoops, many more selfish quotes

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