As a city Dallas has more class than Cleveland. .
I dont see any Stars fans burning Mike Modano jerseys in the streets. I didnt hear many boos for Devin Harris, Pudge, or Emmitt Smith.
None of these guys were home grown, 25 year old, reigining back to back MVPs that voluntarily left their home town team for less money in their prime either. Also, none of them scheduled a one hour televised live dick in the ass for the fans of their former teams that they "did so much for".
Cleveland has no respect what so ever.
Not true. The sports guys that stayed loyal to the city are revered far beyond their accomplishments. The Bernie Kosars and Zydrunas Ilgauskus types are loved big time.
The Cavs were nothing but the laughing stock of the leauge before Lebron came. Once Lebron came, they changed their jersey design, added more jersey alternates, built a brand new stadium for the Cavaliers, and had many sellout games during those 7 years.
Yes, they were the laughing stock, yes Lebron turned them into a contender, and yes, Dan Gilbert spent a ton of cash revamping the arena (not built - that started in 92, opened in 94) and authorized the 3rd highest payroll in the league - and would have spent much more if they could have worked more sign and trades. Dan Gilbert tried to give LBJ and his crew anything and everything his little heart desired. He can't be accused of not trying, even though his efforts proved to be not quite enough.
Unfortunately, this is a big hit both economically and emotionally to an already dying city. The cavs are going back to the gutter, and it will take some very crafty management and a healthy dose of good luck to make them relevant again.
The real reason everybody in CLE is so upset is they feel lebron quit on them in the playoffs, made up his mind to leave a while ago and didn't even have the courtesy to give them a heads up. I don't understand why any adult would get so upset that they would cry or light a jersey on fire, but I do understand them being upset.