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Did Cleveland win back LeBron James by winning draft lottery?

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03:09 PM ET 05.22 | For the second time in three years the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA Draft Lottery and thusly, the No. 1 pick in the draft, but they may have hit the real jackpot since the No. 1 pick could lure back the No. 1 player in the NBA. While leaving Cleveland made LeBron James the villain for two seasons, people have seemingly gotten over it and are now looking ahead to a stereotypical Hollywood ending to the career of LeBron James, which would see him return home to Cleveland and finally win the city a title. James left Cleveland because he was the only player on the team worth anything but now the Cavs are a very different team and with yet another No. 1 pick in their pocket they may be able to put together a young team that entices LeBron to come home and end his career where it started.

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May 22, 2013  10:18 PM ET

thats a sound of desperation.

May 22, 2013  10:30 PM ET

Cleveland fans, for one last time. LeBron James is not coming back to Cleveland to play for the Cavs.

Please for your sake, move on. You believed that James was staying. He went on ESPN and ripped your hearts out. Why do you keep setting yourselves to be hurt again by LeBron when he resigns with the Heat?

May 22, 2013  11:32 PM ET

I thought they didn't WANT Lebron. Height of shamelessness.

May 23, 2013  12:22 AM ET

in a word, no

May 23, 2013  12:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I thought they didn't WANT Lebron. Height of shamelessness.

pretty sure EVERYONE wants Lebron, whether they want to admit it or not.

May 23, 2013  12:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Cleveland fans, for one last time. LeBron James is not coming back to Cleveland to play for the Cavs. Please for your sake, move on. You believed that James was staying. He went on ESPN and ripped your hearts out. Why do you keep setting yourselves to be hurt again by LeBron when he resigns with the Heat?

Exactly. Cleveland is acting like that crazy girlfriend still in love with the guy who dumped her for the hotter chick. Hoping against hope that he'll wake up one day and have an epiphany and realize that she was THE ONE the whole time.

Cleveland is going to mess around and get hit with a restraining order.

May 23, 2013  12:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

pretty sure EVERYONE wants Lebron, whether they want to admit it or not.

I didn't want him in NY and that's the truth. His talent is unquestionable but he's not tough enough mentally to have survived here. Some have it and some don't. And for the record I don't think Melo has it either.

This is a tough place. It will reveal and exploit any softness you have. Lebron would surely have crumbled in my opinion.

May 23, 2013  04:45 AM ET

clevelands sounds like that woman who gets beat by their husbands and always goes back

May 23, 2013  07:00 AM ET

people have seemingly gotten over it


Have they?

Last I checked people are still whining about The Decision.

May 23, 2013  07:27 AM ET

You guys all talk about it like you have inside knowledge. Take it from a Northern Ohio resident, most Cavaliers fans don't want him back due to the way he left. Are there some that do? Yes. But not the majority. Stop listening to the national media trying to stir up stories. And he is from Akron, not Cleveland which is a half hour away. He is very clear about that so it is not his hometown.

May 23, 2013  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Cleveland fans, for one last time. LeBron James is not coming back to Cleveland to play for the Cavs. Please for your sake, move on. You believed that James was staying. He went on ESPN and ripped your hearts out. Why do you keep setting yourselves to be hurt again by LeBron when he resigns with the Heat?

Thanks for the PSA but Cleveland fans KNOW that LeBron isn't coming back. We've known this since 2010 but thanks for the "one last time" statement. Now get off your soapbox and get back to work, the doughnuts won't make themselves!

May 23, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Exactly. Cleveland is acting like that crazy girlfriend still in love with the guy who dumped her for the hotter chick. Hoping against hope that he'll wake up one day and have an epiphany and realize that she was THE ONE the whole time.Cleveland is going to mess around and get hit with a restraining order.

What cracks me up is that the MEDIA not CLEVELAND is saying all of this and people like you relate it back to the city instead of a "filler" article to kill time??? Please don't mistake what the media says as being the voice of Cleveland.

May 23, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I didn't want him in NY and that's the truth. His talent is unquestionable but he's not tough enough mentally to have survived here. Some have it and some don't. And for the record I don't think Melo has it either. This is a tough place. It will reveal and exploit any softness you have. Lebron would surely have crumbled in my opinion.

Really, you don't want him in NY? That's absolutely laughable! Lebron has been under the most media and fan pressure his whole career and you think that NY would break him? Obviously you don't watch him play because if you did you'd see that he performs better under pressure, especially with a couple of stars around him which is what NY would have!

May 23, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Nothing will make the King come back to the Cavs. He is done w/ the Cavs and he is the new face of Miami...

May 23, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Exactly. Cleveland is acting like that crazy girlfriend still in love with the guy who dumped her for the hotter chick. Hoping against hope that he'll wake up one day and have an epiphany and realize that she was THE ONE the whole time.Cleveland is going to mess around and get hit with a restraining order.

As usual we are taking the writings of some guy who probably does know a single Clevelander and taking what he says to represent what "the city of Cleveland" feels and is yearning for.
If you are a Clevelander and a fan of basketball you should in a general way want to have the best player in the league on your team. Doc's bloviated notions of the toughness required to play in NY notwithstanding, most sensible New Yorkers probably would like the same thing.

May 23, 2013  11:45 AM ET

I don't believe that Dan Gilbert will ever forgive Lebron for leaving the way he did, therefore, Lebron will never return to the Cavs unless Dan Gilbert is no longer the owner.

May 23, 2013  03:24 PM ET

I don't think them winning the Lottery has anything to do with it. There is nothing special about this draft class. Those that know, knew that it would be just a matter of time before LeBron would be out of South Beach. Man won his Championship, now he can go home, get paid, and be where he really wants to be. Fans are fickled and they will soon forget he ever left. Be nice to see what he can do with the young talent they have!
Hopefully Uncle Drew can stay healthy long enough for them to bring a Championship to Cleveland.

May 23, 2013  03:27 PM ET

LeBron is already on a **** team.

 
May 24, 2013  07:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I don't believe that Dan Gilbert will ever forgive Lebron for leaving the way he did, therefore, Lebron will never return to the Cavs unless Dan Gilbert is no longer the owner.

I don't believe that LeBron would want to play for Dan Gilbert again. People may not like the way that LeBron left, but Gilbert burned that bridge.

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