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Smack / Jul 19, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Chalmers: “I Never Thought Anybody Would Want To Leave Miami For Cleveland”

Mario Chalmers

Mario Chalmers (David Richard, USATODAY)

Mario Chalmers was often the on-court whipping boy of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh over the past few years, but the Miami Heat’s Big Three were always quick to dismiss those many disagreements as nothing more than typical familial strife. They frequently called Chalmers their little brother, James even doing so in his letter for Sports Illustrated that announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. That very public bit of lasting goodwill between the former teammates not withstanding, though, Chalmers says he still can’t understand why anyone would want to leave Miami for Cleveland.

The obvious answer – it’s home. LeBron hardly hid his undying allegiance to Northeast Ohio even after he left it four years ago, and made clear that his reason for spurning the Heat had more to do with love and a sense of servitude for the region in which he grew up than anything else. Still, those that assumed James would stay with the Heat agreed with Chalmers’ sentiment as one of the many justifications behind that reasoning: Cleveland just isn’t Miami.

Adding insult to injury to is that Chalmers was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. If anyone could understand the merit of severe winter climate, you’d think it’d be him. But some people like beaches and some people like snow – Chalmers is clearly the former.

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  • Laura Ellison

    Who is LeBron James trying to kid? It was about the almighty $$$$

  • Stradio

    Except for the fact that Miami could have offered LeBron a 5 year $127 million dollar deal since he was already signed with them, compared to the 4 year deal he could receive anywhere else. Also Florida has no state income tax, Cleveland does. You simply have no clue what you’re talking about.

  • Andre Karlo

    media blowing things way out of proportion. not even worth debating.

  • Mike D.

    Jack Winter, I sense bias in this article. It is also written like shit. The fact that Chalmers was born in a state that has no sports team has ZERO relation to the situation.

  • Willy Morales

    WOW!! u wanna do my taxes??

  • Willy Morales

    Not only was it blown WAy out of proportion its also not interesting lebron is gone lets move on!! And am going to toothies tonight . Am gon party

  • DK

    #PhuckYeah

  • Carlos Campos

    the deal was 250M x 10 years, but LBJ decline to do this deal w/Pat Riley

  • Laura Ellison

    Well we will see won’t we. LeBron couldn’t do shit on his own, but given Dwayne Wade he gets 2 rings He will ot stay loyal any place watch and see. This is why he will never be part of tje true legends. He chases money and rings because again can’t do shit on his own. He does however cry a lot and think every call should go his way lol. And yet Nobody else had to be carried off the court in the Finals! He is a loser I never wanted his ass in Miami to begin with, his arrogance and always needing the spotlight took away from the Heat Take his 1 man show back to the place that dispized him.

  • Cumleynureye

    You’re dumb. Lebron took the Cavs to the finals in 07 with NOBODY on that team but him. He carried them to 50 plus wins a season, Wade would have one ring if it wasn’t for Lebron and Bosh would have 0. He carried the team this entire year and all the way to the finals where you couldn’t slide a piece of paper under Wades feet when he tried to jump. It had nothing to do with money, personal image maybe but not money, he has more than enough of that.

  • Christian Kyllonen

    It doesn’t seem as though you have a great grasp on what you’re talking about, and this is coming from a former Lebron hater who has come to at least respect him to degree after this summer. In my opinion, this decision to return home does nothing but help legitimize his legacy as a player. If he had stayed in Miami and won a few more titles with Wade & Bosh many would have always questioned whether he could have done as well without leaning on a slightly more seasoned, fellow future HOF in Wade. Regardless, your claims that he did it for $ are ludicrous, as he stood to make much more $ by staying in Miami. As for the Heat’s playoff chances without lebron, they will still be competitive, but with Wade’s health issues and many other equally talented teams developing in the East their championship contention window appears to be fairly short. Idk if they have what it takes to get past a lot of teams in the East in a 7 game series sans Lebron.

  • Iris Rodriguez

    IT SEEMS THAT LEBRON FORGOT ALL THE INSULTS HE RECIVED WHEN HE LEFT CLEVELAND. ON SECOND THOUGHT, AFTER HE LOST THE LAST GAME (ON PURPOSE???) HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO STAY WITH THE HEAT. GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD PLAYERS.

  • Oilegor Hassan Alcantara Tubo

    Laura if youre talking about chasing money i think youd better refer on Melo not lebron. leaving miami for cavs will sacrifice him MONEY,RINGS and GOOD TEAMMATES… in 07 he bringd cavs on the playoffs.

  • Mort Brkr

    You go Laura. These same ***wads hate LeBron for coming to Miami, now that he’s gone, some reason they are forgiving him yet still hating on the Heat. Go figure!

  • Laura Ellison

    He won’t stay in Cleaveland! You are all missing the point, he is not loyal and is not a team player!!!! LeBron is out for himself and always has been. Wade won without LJ but LJ might have got them to playoffs, but couldn’t finish! Wade could have won with Durant or any other talented individual! Chris Bosh is a nobody as far as I’m concerned he rode Wade and James coatails! Wish we got rid of him too! OH and speaking of Durant Mr. MVP (NOT LEBRON) Kevin has class!

  • Jay S

    I have to stop you right there! Shaq missed 18 games that year, Shaq average 13 in the “06 finals and wade averaged 34.8 s you can take that if it wasn’t for Shaq sh*t somewhere else. Shaq was past his prime and injured when he came to Miami. You better go back and watch those finals before you say something like that again.

  • Jay S

    Let’s no forget if it wasn’t for Miami James would still be ringless in Cleveland.

  • Laura Ellison

    Health issues, he didn’t ask to sit out, it was coaches plan. Wade gave that team to LeBron instead of completing for fame, because he is unselfish. Damn straight make LeBron work! Now that his majesty and his fat ego are gone the old Wade will be able to get back to his game!

  • Laura Ellison

    Your a bandwagon jumper, and LeBron James lover now you will have to be a Cav lover too

  • Laura Ellison

    I agree, it was Wade and Alonso that won that Championship!

  • Sug915

    You seem to have something personal against LeBron. He’s the best player in the world, end of story.

  • Bu Kool

    Michael Jordan, couldn’t do it without Pippen. Kobe couldn’t do it without Shaq and Pau Gasol. Magic couldn’t do it without Kareem and James Worthy, Isiah Thomas couldn’t do it without Joe, Microwave, Bill, etc. David Robinson couldn’t do it without Duncan. Duncan couldn’t do it without Parker and Manu. Garnett couldn’t do it without Pierce, Allen and Rondo. Dirk Nowitzi and JKidd couldn’t do it without each other + Chandler. Larry Bird couldn’t do it without Parish and McHale. The list go on… Lebron deserves the max contract. He sacrificed his pay 4 years in Miami. In his 12 years, James hasn’t had any max contract yet and the league has been cashing in from his popularity and he remained underpaid. This is the first he’d get paid the max.

  • jonathan

    Your an idiot it can’t have 10 year retard

  • KarLos Griggs

    This idiot might have scored 2pts a game in the finals ..if he wasn’t on the bench watching Ray Allen start in his spot. Anytime he was on the floor Tony Parker busted that ass easy. Chalmers step ya game up and stop letting 38 yr old shooting guards take ya spot before u talk about who leaves to go where. Tony Parker was using u for toilet paper. Yo ass needs to leave after that performance. .but what team would want a pointless point guard with no defense

  • KarLos Griggs

    True. He didn’t really say much

  • KarLos Griggs

    Wade was 3-14 shooting in game 4 and 4-12 in game 5. Losing the ball anytime someone came near him while lebron averages 26pts 7reb and 6asst. U sound like a real dam fool

  • KarLos Griggs

    If u dont like him then u don’t like him lol why all the bitching. He’s gone ok keep supporting your team like you’ve been doin and stop crying about someone that’s not there. You’ll be ok dam

  • Laura Ellison

    Yean os is arrogant and selfish and a cry baby! BB is a team sport but not where LeBron ia concerned. If isn’t all about him than he is a cry baby lpl seems to me the voters don’t agree that would be why Kevin Durant won MVP! He is all around the team player and unselfish one. I would be happy to have him on my team. LeBron is a ball hog. Most of the time he would hold the ball and wait for shot clock to run out and miss it, when the best shooter in the game Ray Allen was wide open. Please best in the world my ass. Take your LeBron bandwagon with you.

  • fatnumber

    LMAO youre fucking nuts. You dont even have a clue.

  • fatnumber

    You have no idea WTF you are talking about. Go learn a thing or two before you open your PIEHOLE you dumb bitch!!

  • fatnumber

    That girls about fucking stupid. LMAO She hasn’t a clue.

  • scoobie

    I’m glad someone on here realizes that Wade was the “06” Heat and the first to get a ring out of that Draft class, oh yeah and it only took him 2 years

  • Laura Ellison

    Ha so you admit he is doing it for tje $$$ even tho he has more tjan he will ever need with endorsements. Pat Riley have him his big chance got him the rings he couldn’t get on his own and What did he do he shit on them. The Miami Heat is a special organization, it is about believing in each other, trusting the coaching staff. They are a family! With Hardaway and Zo and Riley &yes Spo.LeBron doesn’t know loyalty, he is selfish and a 1 man pony. Good riddance! I’m happy he’s gone. Now I have my team back not the LeBron show. The one who made tje biggest sacrifice was Wade and now that he doesn’t have to take the back seat on HIS team, he will play like he has always done. He is the heart and sole of this team and LOYAL TO THE END!

  • Laura Ellison

    Melo stayed loyal in the end! Mo comparison.

  • Laura Ellison

    You call tbat sacrifice, he got 2 rings out of it..Dwayne made the biggest sacrifice and yet he is staying loyal!

  • Laura Ellison

    Dumb bitch huh? You probably didn’t even like BB but jumo on the LJ bandwagon! Go to Cleaveland already. #HeatNation

  • Laura Ellison

    Bbecause he is a ball hog, but Dwayne nor any other players had to be carried off lol suck it up!

  • Stradio

    Wow. Absolutely nothing you said had anything to do with my reply. Have a nice life hating pro athletes.

  • Charles Johnson

    You can’t say that when Wade was the Finals MVP.

  • http://www.bestinthemix.net/ devondaphenom

    Advice: Dont talk sports with women.

  • Stradio

    It’s not the fact that she’s female, it’s the fact that she is personally mad at someone in the entertainment business for a decision that has nothing to do with her, just like Cleveland fans before her.

  • Charles Johnson

    He technically could have made more money by staying in Miami IF the Heat didn’t re-sign Wade, Bosh or both and built around James. But keeping the big 3 in Miami AND competing for championships would have required them to, once again, take pay cuts which is why you saw 5 players opt-out at season’s end. So in reality James would have been making less in Miami

  • Stradio

    Did he stay loyal to the Nuggets too?

  • Charles Johnson

    If any one disagrees with the fact that LeBron went back to Cleveland for the money and power then they’re either uniformed or unwilling to accept what’s reality over what’s BS fed to us in some SI article. If someone thinks he went home just because it’s home then have them explain why there’s a player option after 1 year in his contract? That’s to keep Dan Gilbert in line. Whatever LeBron requests will be delivered in a timely fashion; Power. Max contract that ends in time to renegotiate once the new CBA begins to increase his max contract; Money.

  • Charles Johnson

    Go home

  • Michael Harrison

    You saying about the legends nd etc that was in the 90s were in 2014 Shaq left the Orlando magics no one said nothing when Steve Nash left Phoenix suns no one said anything when Paul pierce left Boston no one said nothing no one wants to be a legend they just trying to prove they can do good wherever they go nd trying to win these rings

  • Sug915

    HeatNation right? So did you passionately hate LeBron like this the past 4 years giving your team 4 finals and 2 straight titles? LeBron was the one who decided to go to Miami, there are 29 other teams in the league who would kill to have had that kind of run. Is he a slave to Miami who isn’t allowed to explore his options and do what’s best for him and his family? I guarantee Pat Riley isn’t even as upset about LeBron leaving as you seem to be.

  • Emmy Tanelus

    You no Heat Nation, so stop hating, and find something Better to do. Clearly you don’t know f**k you are talking about, so get a life #HATER.

  • Doy

    And Lebron wouldn’t win 2 championships without the help of Dwayne Wade and Ray Allen every time he chokes on the court just like in the game 6 last year.

  • Doy

    Don’t forget that Lebron usually chokes during finals. And I am pretty sure that without the help of Wade and Ray Allen in Game 6 last 2013 finals, He wouldn’t have his 2nd ring. :) A true king never chokes.

  • BrendtWayneWaters

    Please stop with the “it’s home” baloney. No one whose lips aren’t surgically attached to James’ gluteal muscles buys that for a second.

  • dada9732

    And bosh in that 2013 finals if bosh had never got that rebound we could’ve been talking bout the spurs back to back championships

  • yourvaporizers

    this is stupid. Mario Chalmers just bought a cheap weed vaporizer from http://yourvaporizers.com

  • Dan Michael M. Bernido

    haha. you guys cant just accept the fact that LBJ isnt in MIAMI anymore. its wade,bosh, james that made themselves the champs. not just wade alone, or james by himself. and it doesnt matter where james would go. he can control everything. and a lot of you were jealous about it. haha

  • Desmond Pacinodadon Henderson

    You just called Lebron James a ball hog you are an idiot.

  • Desmond Pacinodadon Henderson

    He’s regarded as the most unselfish player In the league you have no grasp of the NBA

  • Thomas Rodrigues

    But cumleynureye, LeBron wouldn’t have 2 Finals wins if it wasn’t for Miami!

  • Rohan Swaminathan

    WHY THE HELL IS THIS RETARDED GIRL HATING
    he got you to 4 NBA FINAL the 4 YEARS he was in Miami and your were complaining that he is a ball hog well if i was a GM and i saw those types of results from his apparent ball hogging as long as he maintains a good relationship with his teamates ill let him continue
    (BTW i am a kobe fan)

  • matthew

    you’re obviously a fake fan you wouldn’t be saying true fans are happy for the time he spent with the heat and wish him luck with his new team you were most likely cheering him and praising him while he was with the heat

  • Bulkster *Upvote god*

    I’d love to hear you explanation for why he went back then. But even if it wasn’t home, Cleveland, Ohio is still a pretty awesome place.

  • Bulkster *Upvote god*

    You mean Shaq carried D. Wade to the finals to help him get a ring first.

  • Bobby Jenkins

    Took more than wade to get there and Lebron was never about money he took cavs to finals almost every year he was there the reason he left was to play on same team with fellow usa teammates before there time was done he did tht got 2 rings in process and now he is returning home with a better knowledge of the game and just so happen to still be the best player in the east so to answer any questions on whether or not if lebron will win another or not whos to say but he will be there these next 2 years and healthy and ready to shut up all critics and show that his resume want change and teams will be throwing him more money and him not asking for it hell he asked for a max cap which was no more than 20 million. … bosh demanded 100 get real… shit ill play for 2

  • Bobby Jenkins

    Thats just it wade is old and full of injuries he is almost done thats why he only signed for 2 years

  • master_cokie

    If bron is a joke.. then why the hell that teams wanted him? Maybe they are bunch of idiots trying to get bron.. and can wade get that 2 ring if there was no lbron? Evn without a wingman bron and the calvaliers reach the finals… thats how joke bron is. And having assist evry game makes u a ball hog.,,

  • BrendtWayneWaters

    The awesomeness of the city of Cleveland is irrelevant to the discussion — this is not Chalmers’ non de plume.

    As to “my” explanation (sometimes referred to as “reality”), I am not so cynical as to say that it’s ALL about the Benjamins, baby — that accounts for, at most, 99% of the reason. I’m sure there is also a degree to which he has gotten bored now that he realizes that he can’t deliver on those “not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6″ championships he said he was bringing to Miami.

  • Realbrownsfan Forlife

    o bitch shut the fuck up retard y’all couldn’t get a ring unless you had lebron you dam sure didn’t do shit since 2006 so save it just another mad bitch you mad he back here you remember this not 1 not 2 not 3 not 4 i bet y’all lames was happy as hell when he said that hahahhahah fuck you and dirty Miami bunch of crying hoes

  • Bulkster *Upvote god*

    Good golly, miss molly. So much snark on this fine Sunday morning.

    And as far as your explanation being called reality, I suppose now is not one of those times.

    It obviously can’t be 99% about the benjamins because Miami could pay him more and they have no state tax.

    The real reality is that it was probably more about going home and building a meaningful and lasting legacy at home than anything else.

  • Loo

    Lebron left to Cleveland because Miami is starting to be complacent and nobody was giving him the support he needed.
    1. Wade and Bosh disappeared in the finals and the supporting cast wasn’t even performing. Big 3? Pfft, Wade and Bosh were nowhere to be found when it came to big time games. And Chalmers was a piece of shit. He looked like he belonged in D-league.
    2. Pat Riley the professional ejaculator telling Lebron to “suck it up” in the post-game conference after Lebron took a pay cut, helped Miami win more games, and earn EVEN more revenue.. Sigh, who the hell does he think he is? This definitely contributed to Lebron leaving.
    3. The professional ejaculator along with Micky Arison wanted to avoid paying luxury taxes, hence traded Mike Miller who was of great assistance in the previous finals. This even when it didn’t really matter since Micky Arison is loaded with his cruise business.
    Conclusion: Lebron helped Miami but dear Miami did not want to spend extra helping him. Lebron is smarter than all of us, he already knew what is going to happen with this Heat organization continuously reaping the benefits of having him THEN take him for granted.
    Miami fans if you are looking for someone to blame, blame Pat Riley and Micky Arison. I believe Lebron would not have left the Miami Heat, at least not this early if it wasn’t for them not providing James with the assistance he needs. That’s the no.1 thing he wants. He would give up his money for it. But it’s not worth it in Miami, at least not anymore. He took a pay cut only to see his supposedly superstar team mates perform far below par. And now he gets to go back to Cleveland to be their hero, to take a higher salary on top of having a multi-talented supporting cast. Let’s be real here.

  • Charles Townes

    Actually he did do it for the money and for the love of home. The reason he took a 2 year deal was because he wants to earn as much money as possible. LeBron will not sign any more then 2 years from here on out unless he is paid an ungodly amount

  • Charles Townes

    I don’t agree with Laura but this whole thing about making the playoffs is a joke it doesn’t take much to make it In the east. LeBron and Wade didn’t need one another to make the playoffs but they both dam sure needed each other to win a long with roll players

  • Charles Townes

    The best post yet

  • Charles Townes

    He will make more money in Cleveland. That is the reason for the 2 year deals.

  • Charles Townes

    I am truly grateful for his time with the heat.Anyone in their right mind didn’t believe they would win 4 5 6 or 7 rings down there.

  • Lisa Bailey

    yr ”nuts cumley”whats wrong; have you ever ‘noticed-how much wade gets “attacked by any team he plays against ??? thats why hes always injured- because hes the best

  • Gerald Felton Adkins

    Laura, I respect everyone’s opinion and suggest you do the same, but above all, you need to educate yourself on the business of the NBA and consider this, when LeBron made the choice to go to Miami, I see no record of you complaining, nor are there any negative comments from you during his four years there. You are complaining now, because he made the decision to go home and play for the owner that disgraced himself out of anger for His decision four years ago.Miami was able to go to the finals four years straight, because of the union of LeBron, Bosh, Wade, Chalmers, and the other teamates on the roster. It was never a one man show, and check the record; D. Wade could not even lift the team to the playoffs by himself. The man made of decision that concerns his livelihood and you’re angry about what?I pray you get over it, but most of all I pray you get understanding, because it is evident you have none. Much love!

  • Laura Ellison

    Yeah just because I didn’t belong to this discussion group does not mean I didn’t complain or make my feelinga about LeBron known. I have been a Heat fan for as far back as I can remember. I was not a bandwagon jumper as a matter of fact, I was embarrassed by there stage dance and boasting. I have made my feelings known about him on Miami Heat FB page and postings. You and all of your LeBron lovers follow him to Cleaveland and leave the Heat, because it is obvious you jumped on for him, then in a few years you will have to jump ship again elsewhere to follow your guy. I didn’t like his attitude and arrogance before Miami and again while in Miami. I’m glad he is gone! Wish he had taken Bosh with him! You all are calling me nasty names just because of this man then so be it. I don’t happen to think of him as the best ever. So f*ck off if you don’t like What I have to say. Your Cavalier fans now anyway lol

  • Laura Ellison

    LOL you can’t even spell, so your insults are futile. Go look that word up so you know what I’m saying. While you’re at it go back to school and learn how to read and write.

  • Nick Stout

    Yeah you do know Carmelo played for Denver first right? And if I’m not mistaken wasnt Dwayne wade part of the worst Miami team record ever just a couple years before the big 3 started? Yeah, he can so take a team to the playoffs alone.

  • Realbrownsfan Forlife

    i figured that’s what you would say typical response hahah nerd spell that ugly women no need to reply nobody cares about you don’t get mad he left that dirty ass city get over it stop crying not 1 not 2 not 3 not 4 nomore of that bitchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Realbrownsfan Forlife

    you mad hoe hahahahahhahahahahahahhhhahahhahahahhahhahahhahahhaahahahahahhahahhahhahh by the way what you type up has no affect on me sorry if you though it did hahahaahahhahahah you mad you mad you mad you mad you mad you mad you mad

  • Realbrownsfan Forlife

    word of advice dont talk shit and cry online when you have your info exposed you dumb fuck

  • Bu Kool

    Laura, lemme give u some facts: Since KD’s rookie season in 2007-08 till 13-14, KD attempted 10,380 shots and hitting 4,976 of them for a FG% of .479. Compare that to LBJ from the same span – 5,262 out of 10,144 at a FG% of .518. This past season alone, Durant attempted 1,688 shots, making 849 for a .503 clip. Lebron “ONLY” attempted 1,353 shots and making 767 for a FG% of .567, ranking 4th in the entire league in FG% against Durant’s 27th place…. Now tell me, who’s the BALLHOG now??? A piece of advise, when you comment, do it with facts, not with feelings..

  • Bryson

    Dang guys ur harsh on lebron

  • Robert Seinfeld

    Very few people remember that. Ray Allen was the hero. James shot and missed

  • Steve Moise

    U nasty dirty fuck. U can have LeBron back. U punk motherfuckers in Cleveland need him waaaay more than we do. Everybody wants to be sports analyst when they don’t know shit. Keep Miami out ur ducking mouth u homo. Fuck Cleveland u unloyal Bitches will never see a ring with LeBron. I put money on that. # heatnation FYI we didn’t go around burning jerseys and crying because he left. Miami people have too much class for that rachet shit. When he leave u dirty Bitches again, well see who rides his Dick then. Fuck Cleveland, Ohio!!! #heatnation

  • R.J

    Let’s not forget LBJ lost with his team. Stop over hyping his 0-4 lost when ALLEN IVERSON was 1-4 against Shaq and Kobe at their peaks. Kobe wasn’t fully to hos prime but hella great. If a 6ft 155lbs Guard can win one game with the worst finals team in history I think Lebron could of won with his 3pt shooters and Big Varjo who great at Defense and Igaskis (however you spell his name) a player who was verserital as a Big. Now Lebron had the worst Final lost in history and he haves Ray Allen, Wade, and Bosh. You can say they did bad and shit but in the end of the Day a leader who a 6’8 260lbs monster should did way more as a Leader to motivate his team or carry it on his own a few games. How you have old guys and injured players playing through 90 degress but the so call most athletic so call best player the only one who cried. Please K.D better, Kobe is better and LBJ riggged Finals against OKC also showed why he ain’t great. All those flops and ghost fouls called. To make me laugh more Lance gets charge of Miami home court for flopping but none them ever got called. Please. Chane the witness greatness to Witness the biggest Bitch and his Dick Riders.

  • R.J

    Do we gotta bring Lebron Game in the Mavs Series. Sadly he wasn’t injured unlike Wade. Wade had some excuse unlike Lebron.

  • Steve Moise

    Fuck Cleveland!! U Bitches will never get a ring with or without LeBron. U Bitches praise LeBron like he God because he came back. And hated him like he was da devil when he left. Wait til he leaves again yall gonna try and kill the man huh. Bunch of Dick riders in Cleveland unloyal Bitches.

  • bruce

    You do realize that when LeBron left with cramps it was due to carrying dfade & the rest of those bums as far as he did. When he left the game the heat were up and he led all scorers. Dfade had to become the man and the heat lost game 1 by 15. People should be upset with howshitty dfade played and then the dude gets 15 mil a year? What a joke ginobli, leonard and green dogged dfade on the court and he should get a penny more than ginobli 7 mil a year. If dfade took a 7 mil a year contract maybe they could have signed better players than mcroberts and Grainger to entice LeBron

  • Robert Seinfeld

    As Howard Cossel used to say, “Telling it like it is”

  • Realbrownsfan Forlife

    fuck dirty Miami pissy ass city you sound mad hahhahahahhahh move along

  • Realbrownsfan Forlife

    hope you didnt i read that crybaby shit

  • BrendtWayneWaters

    Maybe Miami could pay him more NOW. But once that Cleveland TV deal gets finalized, that will change — probably drastically. That’s why he only signed a 2-year contract.

    Also (regarding tax), the money issue isn’t as much about what hits your direct deposit every other Friday. If I heard once from people giving him a pass if he left Miami, I heard 1000 times, “he’s not the highest paid player — even on his team.”

    “Building a legacy” is the bread that goes with the “it’s home” baloney sandwich. If he actually wanted to build a legacy, he could start by not reneging on his commitment to Miami. Or at least say, “I was drunk when I promised those 7 championships.”

  • Laura Ellison

    I will repeat this 1 more time for you LeBron lovers out there, I don’t like him, NEVER wanted him in Miami and I’m glad he’s gone!! As for KD I’m stating that is a better person and teammate than LJ! So now if you don’t like what I have to say about the man you all put on a pedestal and follow his unloyal ass elsewhere!

  • Laura Ellison

    Classy mouth on you

  • Laura Ellison

    Yes I passionately hated him right from tje get go and for tje 4 yrs. Again glad he is gone!!! Still wish he had taken Bosh with him.

  • Laura Ellison

    LOL!!!!

  • Laura Ellison

    Good riddance! Best not to waste the money.

  • master_cokie

    If bron did not scores, allens 3 would be pointless… DA.

  • master_cokie

    Ass far as i know, evn with Wbrook and JHarden, They lost against miami in the finals..

  • master_cokie

    What? Now the issue is money? Why there is still an issue why he lower his sallry when he transferd ti miami? Then Melo is loyal because he stayed in NY? DA….

  • master_cokie

    He has no option… thats all.

  • master_cokie

    With that money? He sure is loyal.

  • Laura Ellison

    Wow thought you’d jump in late? Missed it the LJ train has left for Cleaveland, go hop on!

  • Laura Ellison

    Not a fake fan. Been a Heat Fan far back as I can remember. As for the rest they jump on the train, now that train is heading to OHIO better catch it!

  • Sug915

    Yeah if only he did take Bosh with him then your team could be pretty much irrelevant. What a diehard Heat fan

  • master_cokie

    I Just did. Miss “loyalty ” fan awardy…

  • Laura Ellison

    Why don’t you go to the game where LeBron was held scoreless in first half!

  • Timothy C. Peterkin

    Who can do it on thier own, did Wade do anything after shaq was out of his primevand Zo retired. Did Kode win without two 7ft’s on one team and Shaq on the other. The Celtics had three starscand only got one ring. Lebron was a free agent get over it you are showing your inner racism. You guys never got mad at all the other stars who chased rings. Lebron makes more money from Samsung and Niki than he does playing basketball and his high school friends are his agent and business manager I think thsts why you guys hate him he is the 1st black man to get it right. He has the same high school girl now his wife, great father, good to his mom and awesome business man, best basketballplayer of this era. You hate it cause he’s not white period.

  • Laura Ellison

    Aww there it is the racist card. You must be black… cause this white girl doesn’t care if you’re purple, pink blue black or white! If you jad bothered to read my previous comments there was mention of my love for Dwade and Alonso. Respect them both and they give back to their hometowns. Wade has a BB camp every summer for kids. My other most respected male player was a FB star. The honored man of the year 2 times Jason Taylor. Who has now dedicated his life to inner city kids! So take your racist ass off this page. Nobody needs to hear that garbage! If there is anyone racist here it would be YOU!

  • Timothy C. Peterkin

    Laura you are an idiot and Im a minister so I apologize but thats how bad you pissed me off. Lebron James has given back to Ohio, his home state twice as much as any athlete has ever done for thier home. Dwade is from Chi town he can do all he wants for Miami, but in the end he will be measured by his contribution to his home town. Tell me why has all the future stars Kevin Durant, Paul George, attending camp with Lebron. His youth camps are free he does bike rides with neighborhood kids its just niki makes commercials off of everything he does. He’s never been the highest paid player on his team. Yet always the best player. I know you probably aren’t racist Its just wierd how Jordan smoke cigars, drank alcohol, cheated and got divorced and both of his boys flamed out of pro ball. He even had a gambling addiction for a little while and still people marvel over him. With Lebron he’s setting the right standard no drugs or alcohol take care of your kids and give back. Even the dumb decision in 2010 the money was donated to the boys and girls club.

  • Laura Ellison

    Wow do some research Dwayne Wade camps for kids are in Chicago. Really minister I’d racist remarks what you preach? The only racist remarks were made by you. Jordon at least had loyalty to The Bulls where he got his titles!

  • Laura Ellison

    Do your homework too before you go around calling people names. Minister my ass! You must preach racism at that church. Dwayne Wade BB camp for kids is in Chicago. Shame on you minister man!

  • Timothy C. Peterkin

    And were they loyal to him? The bull didnt want to pay Scottie and would not give Phil personnel control which is what broke up the team. And remember there wasnt free Agency in the 80’s. As I said Wade is a good man I know all about Wade his mom being on crack him having to move with his father. His mother got her life together she is a pastor and wade purchased her a 2 million dollar church. My issue was why cant you look at Lebron in the same light. High lighting a player who has been a staple on the team you like doesn’t mean you are not racist when the hating goes beyond basketball. Lebron like any athlete fulfilled a contract it was his option to go wherever he wished too after that. Yeah If Im racist I think my beautiful Caucasian wife might recognize that after 8 years. And her mothin law who’s with us all the time. Lebron is a good man, awesome business man who has given players the leg up.

  • Jazz Moore

    you dont make any sense. First off no one does it by themselves everyone who won rings had help including the greats. Also you need to do research because Michael Jordan was also helped to the locker room for having cramps in his leg when they played the Utah Jazz in the finals.

  • Jazz Moore

    2004 pistons didnt have a hall of famer on the team but your right in most cases

  • Jazz Moore

    lmaooo there are actually videos out of miami fans burning lebron jerseys but whatever you say

  • Alex Devins

    I have a question, why aren’t you in the kitchen making sandwiches instead of on here talking about things you don’t know about

  • Laura Ellison

    I have an answer, but you are to ignorant to understand. Your comments truly show that!

  • Laura Ellison

    That’s exactly What LJ is trying to do. He wants rings and he will chase them all over the country from team to team!
    Paul Pierce, Garnett, Nash and Shaq are/ were past their prime. Just as MJ was past his when he went to the Wizzards.
    Tim Duncan stayed loyal even after Robinson retired. The built around him and his patience and loyalty paid off.

  • Laura Ellison

    Ummm Shaq my ass. He was so damned old and a injury nuisance. They didn’t need Shaq, Alonso Mourning played most of time anyways!

  • Flavor Blade

    Miami was a mercenary team now its over, far as the fans, they the see and be seen type, movie night fans; except for you. Wade should retire now, on a contender he is a six man, on an average club he starts but won’t hold up, whats the point? he has kids, a famous wife, plenty of money, he’s just playing with his health now. Miami lost the series because they couldn’t compete with the guard play. they resorted to playing lebron on parker, which was too much scuttling for Lebron. Appreciate 4 seasons of playing to the end and 2 championships. lebron is the best player in the NBA he just isn’t Jordan, nor was he blessed with a career with the Lakers like Kobe. instead of getting traded like Kobe, he had to trade himself.

  • KarLos Griggs

    When someone average 27pts 8reb and 8asst they deserve an off game. Jordan had bad games too. So does Durant. ..kobe…melo….Chris Paul. …etc. so who gives a shit that was a dumb ass comment lol a 4 time MVP had a bad game holy shit let’s report that. Bottom line Chalmers is garbage and Tony Parker used that fool for toilet paper and because of that he lost his spot to ray allen in the line up. Have a good day