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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mo Williams Chimes in on LeBron

Mo Williams has decided to share his thoughts about LeBron James‘ departure from Cleveland via Twitter — the NBA’s favorite communication medium.  I have to say, it’s refreshing to see a member of the Cavs organization react somewhat rationally to the situation.  That certainly wasn’t the case with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, as we all know after reading his instant classic of a letter to the fans.  We didn’t see it from their jersey-burning fans either, who are understandably upset.  Here’s Mo Williams’ reaction to LeBron James signing with the Heat, courtesy of The Sporting Blog:

Well f—, I gotta be honest. I’m sick as a dog. I feel like my heart has been pulled out. But I’m happy for my friend. S———

The only thing, and I mean the only thing I disagree with is…. If he knew somewhere else was the destination. He should have spared cle On national tv. But this was history so we might not understand the magnitude today. But when we look back on this, we might not Never see this again.

I know we all angry, mad, disappointed. But remember that’s a triple double walking. Let’s pray he have a change of heart 2nite. It is the The night of the unexpected. Who am I kidding

I’m still can’t believe he gone y’all. 4real no bs. I think we all took it for granted and thought it was a nobrainer and he was resighning

The person that I feel most sorry for is mike brown. He is a really good coach.

Ignore the terrible grammar and incoherent thoughts in certain parts and you have a respectable reaction from a teammate and friend.  LeBron was obviously the Cavs best player, but Williams was the spark plug.  You can tell from his reaction that he truly enjoyed playing alongside King James and is sad to see him go.  There’s nothing wrong with letting emotions show without insulting someone or calling them a coward.

What I really appreciate about his reaction is the comment about sparing Cleveland on national television.  I couldn’t agree more.  Although the ESPN special helped raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, there aren’t many who will debate the notion that it was pretty ridiculous.  While I was convinced that there were too many rumors out there about LeBron going to the Heat for it to not happen, part of me thought there was no way he’d announce that he was leaving his hometown via a dramatic production on the world’s leading sports network.  That’s just what he did, and although I understand — like Mo Williams — his decision to leave, I think he should have only made a massive production out of it if he was planning on remaining loyal.  Well said, Mo.

Mo Williams Did Not Handle LeBron’s Decision Very Well [The Sporting Blog]

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