Best Time to Either Celebrate or Jump Off a Bridge

July 2010

It's the date on the calendar that has been circled since LeBron signed his last contract. New York wants him, New Jersey wants him. He leads an unprecedented NBA free-agent class, and everyone wants to know: Will he stay or will he go? To say that the fate of Cleveland itself rests on the decision is not as much of an overstatement as it may seem. With the Browns and Indians in the crapper, the Cavs are quite literally the last hope for Cleveland to break its championship drought in the foreseeable future. If the local kid turned international superstar ducks town, rest assured there will be a line on the I-480 bridge. If he stays, it'll feel like we actually won something. For once. — Grzegorek