TheBigLead- Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal said yesterday on ESPNLA Afternoons with Marcellus and Travis that LeBron is not a fan of Houston (37:07):
“I heard this from his own lips when we were in Houston this season, he does not like Houston as a city. So, that would require him moving to a place he is not crazy about.”
One down, twenty-eight to go! Just got to convince everyone, LeBron James included, that LeBron James hates every NBA city other than the one he calls home and he's basically a lock to end up back in Cleveland next season! It's such a brilliant strategy that I can't believe it wasn't employed the first time Akron's own left Ohio burning in an incineration of his own memorabilia!
To be clear, I have absolutely no idea where Houston falls on LeBron's list of his favorite domestic destinations. For all I know, it is entirely possible that he finds the wineries in the Deep South to be positively off-putting, and - as a result - he's soured on the entire region.
That said, I have a very hard time treating a comment he more than likely made in passing as he prepared to play a far superior Rockets team during a regular season that he largely slept through to be unwavering gospel. Unless LeBron James sat down and crafted a lop-sided list of Houston's cons as he sat across Marla Ridenour, I think it's safe to assume that this is being overblown out of fear that she'll be stuck writing columns on Jordan Clarkson next season. I guess I can't blame her for grasping at every straw in hopes that the Cavaliers won't once again end up with the short end of the stick. However, considering the fact that we're talking about someone that willingly went back to Cleveland, I'm going to need more damning evidence than one comment made an irritable player who was tired of being on the road to cross Houston off the short list of places he can immediately win another title.