Lebron James tells his side of the story in an interview with GQ.
LeBron opened up and discussed Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, the possibility of playing for the Cavaliers again and growing up in Akron, Ohio.
James said he doesn’t think Gilbert, who bashed James in a letter immediately after he announced his decision to sign with the Miami Heat, ever cared about him.
“My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man,” James said.
James also touched on growing up in Akron and hating Cleveland as a kid. According to ESPN, James told GQ, “Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us. So we didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.”
Despite that hatred growing up and the way Clevelanders feel about James now, the new member of the Heat said he isn’t ruling out playing for the Cavaliers again. “If there was an opportunity for me to return and those fans welcome me back, that’d be a great story.”
I’m looking forward to this story in next month’s issue.
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