Decision 2010 has come and gone. After creating a spectacle few will forget, LeBron chose Miami (or rather SOUTH BEACH). Thanks to twitter the reactions were instant and raw coming from fans, players and media — everyone but Miami Heat fans. Are there any out there??? The most extreme reaction came from Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert who seems to have a case of verbal diarrhea. Talk about transparency. If there is one thing you need to read this AM it is this — Open letter to fans. While you are at it… may as well check out the Twitter meltdown from LeBron’s former teammate Mo Williams. Epic.
There are enough amazing columns about the whole ordeal from the leadup to the letdown (see below for a few selections). Everyone has an opinion and on this night in particular — they had jokes. One of the things that grabbed my attention was seeing how other athletes reacted to the news. I selected a few and formed a timeline as the events unfolded. Here goes…
Anthony Morrow – If LeBron leaves Cleveland they may as well go back to wearing those black unis wit the orange rim on them like back when bob sura played LOL
Sean May – Just got finished hoopn headed home to see what LBJ gone say! I say cleavland! Lol! This is kind of wild how everyone is waiting to see what 1 person does
Chris Bosh – Finally done with my physicals! I have to hurry so I can get in front of the TV and watch “The Decision”
Aaron Brooks – Lebron will start his own team in the state of Akron. Obama and Stern have approved the expansion of NBA and USA. Akron Kings
Larry Fitzgerald – Maybe Lebron should do like his commercial from last year & just announce that he’s gonna play WR for the Browns this season lol
Jordan Crawford – This is not about where bron gonna go… This is just a step for him to see if he can take over the world smh.. First step COMPLETE
Nate Robinson – Where is this dude LeBron going? He needs to hurry up B
Chris Bosh – I’m suited up and ready! Bout to watch ESPN. This is sports history we’re watching tonight!
TJ Ford – Who watch’n the decision.. Didn’t think I would be tune but I am.. This season will be off tha chain.
Anthony Morrow – “The Decision” LOLOLOL this sh*t is ridiculous!!!
Jordan Crawford – Bra it’s 9:03 we need the answer… What’s good
James Harden – HURRY UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jalen Rose – I’m glad Darko didn’t make us wait this long to get drafted or to sign this summer…HA!
DeJuan Blair – Lebron James is going to Chicago and Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen are coming out of retirement. Steve Kerr will be coach!!!
Charlie Bell – The world is at a stand still. Lol
JaVale McGee – R we seriously waiting for Lebron to say 4 words… I’m going to Miami/Chicago/New York/Cleveland
DeMar DeRozan – I wonder what’s the ratings on this? Lol
Jonny Flynn – Every follower I have is talking about LeBron. The world is In a stand still! Lol
DeJuan Blair – I’m nervous like I’m makin the decision lol!!!!! Well everybody I’m goin 2 da spurs thanks everybody 4 watching lol!!! Hahahahhaha!!
Andy Roddick – lebron is working an awesome abe lincoln beard in this interview!!! tight!!!
Jason Thompson – WOW
DeMar DeRozan – Knew it….
JaVale McGee – R u still a nail biter…r u serious?…and Miami wow
Sean May – Wow!!! Didn’t think he’d pull the trigger
DeJuan Blair – WOWWWwwwwwwwwww!!!!!! No REsPECT!!! SMGDH!!!!
Marcus Williams – Sucker move.
DeMar DeRozan – What’s next Melo and Dwight to the Lakers?
Andy Roddick – cue will smith “welcome to miami”
Jared Dudley – WOW Miami! I can’t believe it!! Who would of thought D-Wade Lebron and Bosh on the same time..I really believed it was goin to be the knicks
Chris Bosh – Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jared Dudley – Lebron at the end of the day makes his own decisions.. He could of had a change of heart.. I feel bad for Cleveland and the Knicks
Chad Ochocinco – I just purchased courtside tickets for the #HEAT games once football season ends, my judgement was wrong, but this finna be #awesome
Sean May – I don’t know how they goin do next year! But I know they goin be nice on NBA 2k11 ! Lol
Jalen Rose – I don’t want to see fans of the Knicks/Bulls/Nets/Cavs/Clips/Heat(esp celebs) RUNNING to the camera on the Heat bandwagon.
Kyle Lowry – Dont everybody jump on!!
Reggie Bush – I know one thing, Miami gonna be crazy now!!!! Lol!!!
Sean Singletary – He said Miami n every girl n south beach jus got thirsty…
Chris Douglas Roberts – Ok….so it’s obvious that the Bucks will win the Central Division. What else do you guys see going on in the East?
Kyle Lowry – The heat will have 82 national tv games!!!
Jalen Rose – Pat Riley is the GODFATHER of the league.. All he needs now is talk w/a cottonball in his mouth.
Terrence Williams – Kobe would have never done nothing like that, an he’s the best, now if they don’t get a ring how sick would they B. I def will be playing with the heat on 2k11 tho
TJ Ford – That’s crazy.. Shouldn’t burn his jersey but that’s why we luv our family & talk about our familys so much” ain’t no luv in tha city ” jay z
Dwight Howard – Cmon cavs fans don’t do that. That man went hard for y’all for 7 yrs. He doin what’s best for him burning his jersey is messed up. That’s bs. Burning his jersey. That man tried. Wow
Matt Barnes – They bought there self a DREAM TEAM over in MIA. This will be interesting!!
Kevin Durant – …bron dwade n bosh are gonna b tuff…we gon see them on campus at Thunder U. this season…shuld be a fun game!!! #thunderup
Chris Paul – Glad bron finally got that off his chest…NO ONE can possibly imagine how tough that decision was for him…wish him all the best!!!
DeSean Jackson – This shit crazy Lebron signed wit miami with d wade and c bosh.. They tryn do somethangs huh?? Tryn buy a championship.. LAKERS.. Kobe24
Donte Stallworth – The focus should be on how SELFLESS these 3 guys are in taking LESS $ to try to win a championship… The media is funny!
Dwyane Wade – MIAMI. Welcome my brothers and to YOUR city.
Martellus Bennett – I know who I’m picking on NBA 2K11 lol. Heaaaattttt.
Jonny Flynn – Does ppl really think he wanted to disappoint CLE? He made HIS decision. What made HIM happy. Ppl have to respect it
Nick Collison – DECISION 11′ has officially begun!!! 365 days until Nick Collison announces his free agent decision in a one hour special live on PBS!!!
JR Smith – And the games begin!! Don’t get me wrong they are going to be a good team but I think we going to be ready! #trust
Jalen Rose – LBJ might as well put his house in Ohio on the market…it will be the biggest celeb mansion on the market since 50 Cent in CT.
Charlie Villanueva – Miami just more brought more attention and hyped entertainment to the league. I think it doesn’t hurt the game, it helps majorly.
Manu Ginobli – Rumor: to Miami? They say they need at least one explosive athlete in the team…
Rod Benson – CODDAMN DAN GILBERT. Man that’s true anger right there. Today has been absolutely nuts.
Kyle Lowry – Cavs owner snap!!! That’s crazy how you see people real side when things dnt go their way!!!! Wow!!!!!!
Chris Bosh – It’s madness out here! I’m on cloud 9 right now! This is like a dream come true to play with and !
CJ Watson – Dan Gilbert went in on bron bron lol he’s hot
Mario Chalmers – All I can say is this is gonna b a fun and exciting year. Can’t wait till oct 1st. Somebody tell Lebron to hills at me bout #6 lol
Jared Dudley – Wow!! U see what the owner of the Cavs said about Lebron.. Crazy!! I know he’s from there but DAMN!!! I never heard a owner talk like that
BEGIN: Mo Williams Meldown
- Well fuck, I gotta be honest. I’m sick ass a dog. I feel like my heart has been pulled out. But I’m happy for my friend. Shittttttttt
- I can’t believe this is really real. This is surreal. So many emotions on one man decision. I wonder what is our next move.
- 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 see this again.
- I still can’t believe he gone y’all. 4real no bs. I think we all took it for granted and thought it was a no brainer and he was resigning
- The person that I feel most sorry for is mike brown. He is a really good coach.
END: Meltdown – The King has spoken… SIGH
LeBron James – What’s up yall. Just landed in my new home. Thanks to all the fans and Miami organization who greeted me. The Road to History starts now!
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John Krolik (Cavs: The Blog): We Are All Witnesses
Will Leitch (NY Magazine): LeBron React: Never Has Being A Sports Fan Felt So Stupid
Joe Posnanski (Curiously Long Posts): The LeBron Decision