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Did Lebron James betray Miami?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/17/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate234

Con

He did not betray the Miami Heat because it is his choice.
Jingle_Bombs

Pro

LeBron James did betray Miami. By terminating his contract early; putting personal ambition and glory front of the Miami team; and leaving his friends D-Wade and Chris Bosh to play by themselves on a diminshed roster, LeBron James has chosen to be greedy and selfish.
Debate Round No. 1
Debate234

Con

He did not betray Miami. All he wanted was a trophy for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was a generous man for earning a trophy for a team he got drafted by.
Jingle_Bombs

Pro

If he truly wanted a ring for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he would have never had left Cleveland in the first place (which is something that even Jordan didn't do after several failed seasons with the Bulls). Instead, LeBron left Ceveland and went to Miami to win a ring for himself. Now it seems he wants to return to Cleveland to win more rings for himself (they have a younger roster), increase his publicity, get more Nike deals, and further promote his legacy (very selfishly).
Debate Round No. 2
Debate234

Con

Also Michael Jordan has more skills and abilities far more than Lebron James. Therefore, Lebron James has a different mind set than MJ. Iwis, MJ is a legend and Lebron James is just a player but is accepted as a player that has abilities better than ordinary players such as Kobe Byrant or Carmelo Anthony. But not considered as a Legend.
Jingle_Bombs

Pro

LeBron James has a better build and is more athletic than Micheal Jordan ever was. The reason LeBron James has a different mind set than Micheal Jordan is because LBJ's character sucks. Jordan accepted his role as team leader and franchise icon with the Chicago Bulls and stuck with it when the going got rough, LBJ wussed out twice. And LeBron James is not just another player, he is the "Chosen One" and was supposed to try and live up to MJ's legacy; hence why he stated out as #23.
Debate Round No. 3
Debate234

Con

Lebron James failed numerous of times and still tried 4 times in the Eastern Conference Finals or in the Semi-Finals. He still got it another try at Miami. I agree that LBJ has a character of giving up. But he never ever showed it in front of the fans. He got the championship in Miami and now he goes back to Cleveland and earns a championship there.
Jingle_Bombs

Pro

I don't get where you say "LBJ has a habit of giving up, but has never ever showed it in front of the fans." According to sources on its Wikipedia entry, over 13 million people watched LBJ's 2010 prime time ESPN special The Decision. And just to refresh everyone's memory, this was when LBJ told Cleveland fans, "you all suck" and "Ima take my talents to south beach!" And its only now LBJ goes back to Cleveland because the mayor is agreeing to give him the city.
Debate Round No. 4
Debate234

Con

Debate234 forfeited this round.
Jingle_Bombs

Pro

Kobe > LeBron.

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Dheu 2 years ago
Dheu
What's wrong with winning? If you want to win, then take the best chance to do so, Bosh and Wade are getting old and lost they championship. Love, Irving, Waiters are all young and look to be the best for Lebron. Let him win, nothing wrong with trying to win in a competitive sport.
Posted by Craighawley215 2 years ago
Craighawley215
He betrayed Cleveland for Miami, and the bandwagon fans went with him. Now he has betrayed Miami, and I wish that Cleveland fans would just tell him to shove it.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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