LeBron James - Cleveland, Jilted
(c) Dana Summers
In hearing "farewell" from the world's most talented basketball player, you join a long but familiar list. You are
You are the odd man out. The jilted lover. The one who says: "We have history. We're good together. Can't you see how much you mean to me?" You're Jacob in the "Twilight" movies. Only with your shirt on.
And he wandered away.
Friends in low places
But fear not. The events of last week have lost you a superstar, but they gained you a nation. They made you sympathetic.
Ah, but once those two split up, who got the public embrace? The beautiful, famous actress -- or the plain-faced country singer?
That's right. Mr. Plain Face. Julia was hated. Julia got the "How could you?" Lyle was beloved. Because Lyle is one of us. Regular folk.
And so are you.
Let LeBron have
Keep your dignity,
Who can relate to
And you got dumped.
Join the left-behind club
The fact is, there are more dumpees in the world than dumpers. Think of all the places that identify with you now,
Most of us, at some point, have been shunned for a bigger better deal. So LeBron may have done you a favor,
He made you America's Team.
Really. Who is more a fan favorite now than you? Who would make a better championship story? LeBron has made
When your owner,
And for a long time,
You're the white hat, he's the black hat. You're Caesar, he is
Fear not, oh city by the lake. You are Sampson after Delilah. Grow your hair back. Wash that man right out of it.
And check when
You never know....
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