LeBron James said yesterday that he understands why Cleveland fans would be upset that their favourite player left them, but, like … come on, guys. That was months ago:
“If I was a fan and I was on the outside looking in, I could be upset a little bit if one of my favourite players left,” James said. “Or if I felt like he betrayed us or whatever the case may be. But you have to get over it.”
Later, on Twitter, he tried to backtrack:
“Let’s clear this up! I never said to the Cavs fans to “get over it”. I’ve never and will never say anything bad about them. 7 years of joy!
ESPN has not retracted the quote, however, and clearly he could have just been talking about sports fans in general (including himself). But neither statement seems to jibe with LeBron’s earlier stance on holding grudges:
“Don’t think for one min that I haven’t been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!”
If that’s not the sign of man who knows how to put the past behind him, I don’t know what is.
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