It was a long time coming, but LeBron James finally apologized to the city of Cleveland last night after the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics in round two of the playoffs. James must have been in a bittersweet mood after vanquishing the Celtics. Sure, he's made it to the conference finals a couple times with the Cavaliers, but he's never been on a team that beat Boston in the playoffs.
"Everything went through my mind at that point. Finally getting over this hump against this team. Everything I went through this summer, with the decision and deciding to come down here to be a part of this team...and all the backlash I got from it," said during a post conference interview.
"I knew deep down in my heart, as much as I loved my teammates back in Cleveland and as much as I loved home, I knew I couldn't do it by myself against that team," he continued.
"The way it panned out with all the friends and family and the fans back home, I apologize for the way it happened," he said.
"I knew this opportunity was once in a lifetime. To be able to come down here and pair with two guys and this organization -- in order for me to move on with my career, that team that we just defeated, we had to go through them."
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Even we'll admit that was a long time coming. We're glad he's at least come to a point where he can own up to some of his PR mistakes.
Though, we would like to see him issue a big thank you to South Florida. When everyone else in the country hated him, we were there to embrace him. Not that it was hard, but there's still something a little foreign about James and Chris Bosh. We know that Dwyane Wade knows he's playing for the city of Miami, and we'd like to start seeing that same 305 fire in James.