LeBron "A Runaway Slave"

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    "He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers,"Jackson said in a release from his Chicago-based civil rights group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. "His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship — between business partners — and LeBron honored his contract."

    Jesse Jackson faults Cavs owner Dan Gilbert over LeBron comments - NBA News - FOX Sports on MSN
     
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    As much as Jackson is a bit overdramatic with his comments, he is right in a number of ways.

    These two points especially. The owner's letter was bizarre and I thought it was a fake at first. LeBron gave them seven years, and while he left in a dick way, the owner's letter was even worse in many ways.
     
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    Runaway slave, my ass. How much fucking money was he making in Cleveland? Any time someone doesn't coddle famous blacks, Jesse Jackass and his monochrome coalition cry racism. I hope LeBron breaks his leg during the first game of the season. He's a traitor and has no fucking class. and if Jesse doesn't like that, he can go blow himself.
     
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    If you would ask any black Cavs fan what they think of Lebron right now I would bet that the statement would be far worse than Gilberts.

    The issue was never a financial one, James didnt think he could win a ring in Cleveland.

    The one thing that really bothered me was the way he released his decison. Real Tacky. He should have at least told Cleveland they were out of the running before hand.
     
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    Gilbert is a rich, spoiled, entitled asshole and this is not the first time he has shown his ass. His personality might well be one reason LeBron left Cleveland. I don't see one damned thing wrong with "the way he did it". LeBron told everyone interested at the same time. Cleveland would have had a spazz attack regardless of how the news was delivered. Jesse Jackson used a lot of hyperbole but it was effective, as Gilbert's was worse. And Jackson was right about one thing -- Gilbert obviously did think he owned LeBron.
     
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    With the way that all went down Gilbert had to make an emotional response.
     
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    Well first, Gilbert should have had a statement prepared in case Lebron left. Everyone else in Cleveland knew it might happen, so surely he did. And second, I don't know that "crying like a little girl" is what the situation called for -- I know I was disgusted.

    The man is an asshole. Being rich hasn't changed that. I wish he'd sell the Cavs and move.
     
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    He was over-the-top for sure but with the way Lebron strung Cleveland along like that he deserved a "fuck you" on his way out the door.
     
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    I don't agree. LeBron is only 25 years old, and IMO he has handled his public life with nothing but class and dignity. Gilbert has been known to carry on like this before -- this is not a departure for him. Things don't go his way, he has a meltdown. The man is an ass...a talentless, frustrated, covetous ass who does Cleveland no good at all.

    I wish he'd go be a pimple on the ass of some other unfortunate community.
     
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    If Lebron had class he would have told the Cavs his decision long before going on national TV to announce it and if he had any dignity he would not have played up the whole free agent tour like he did or even have his decision infomercial.
     

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