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Thursday, August 05, 2010

LeBron pays (presumably) for good-bye ad

As the headline says, Lebron said good-bye to his hometown of Akron, Ohio, with a full-page ad in the Akron Beacon Journal. Notice, it was the Akron paper, not the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which skewered him with its front cover the day he left for greener pastures in South Beach, Fla.
LeBron says he feels lucky to hail from Akron, but apparently didn't feel the need to make amends with the Cavaliers franchise, owner Dan Gilbert or spurned Cavaliers fans.
The paid good-bye full-pager is a time-honored tradition for revered athletes. Leave it to LeBron to screw it up.


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