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Six years ago, they were burning his jersey in protest, now, as he lights up a Nicaraguan torpedo cigar in celebration, having vanquished the Golden State Warriors in a series that saw the Cavs ride the tide of James’ heroics to overcome a 3-1 series deficit, the city of Cleveland’s hearts have been warmed as the hometown boy, the Chosen One from Akron, brought a major sports championship to a city that hasn’t boasted one in over 50 years.
Is he staying? Is he going? Is he the best of his generation, or all time? Would you take him over Kobe? How about Jordan? How about who cares? We can debate the legacy of Lebron James and the impact this championship will have another time. For now, fan or not, let’s tip our hat to greatness and applaud a city, team and player that has been looking forward to this for some time.