Browns Legend Jim Brown Thinks LeBron James Will Leave Cleveland


Even Jim Brown, the best player in Browns history and arguably the greatest running back in NFL history, has a say when it comes to what LeBron James will do this summer. Brown is of the belief that James will leave town, but it doesn’t stop there. According to Brown, the Cleveland fans and media are the ones driving James away.

He brings up the idea that expectations were too high and for us to analyze and “say humiliating things” about him, despite what he has done for the franchise, is, as Brown puts it, “an atrocity.”

The people of Cleveland have never been hard on LeBron during his time here – until this past postseason, Cleveland fans would have happily jumped off a cliff if he so desired. The reason everyone is analyzing Lebron James is within reason; James essentially gave up on the team during the series against the Boston Celtics.

To lose by 32 points at home is inexcusable, and LeBron didn’t seem all that upset about it. It is this nonchalant attitude that Cleveland fans can never accept and will rightfully call a player out on. The backlash on LeBron has been deserving, and if he can’t handle a little criticism, that’s too bad.

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  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    It would be a huge blow to Cleveland to lose LeBron. He is the only superstar that the City has had in sports for a long time. He is single-handedly responsible for soaring season ticket sales and merchandising for the Cavs. Having said that, he choked. Pure and simple. The fans and the sports media have every right to call him on that. Welcome to professional sports. Suck it up.

    Jim Brown IS the greatest running back in pro football history. The ONLY arguable point is whether he is the best player at any position in NFL history – most football enthusiasts would say yes. But, with the greatest of respect, Jim should stick with his role as advisor to Lerner and leave LeBron to fight his own battles.

    This fan wants LeBron in a Cavs uniform for as long as he can play. But we do not intend to ignore what happened against the Celtics. Let’s focus on next season.

    • dave halo

      Jim Brown was good…better than Smith, Sanders, LT? It’d be a great debate.

      Only consolation for Cleveland will be LBJ swinging some players to the Cavs from whichever team he goes to.

      To bad Brown’s not gone…