That’s right — we’ve got our city back. And the Cleveland Browns are back on top.
In all seriousness, if you haven’t heard already, Cleveland sports took a major hit on July 1 when LeBron James opted to sign a 4-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
LeBron James has agreed to 4-year, $154M deal with Lakers, Klutch Sports says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
When LeBron left the first time, I was devastated and full of a lot of hate. I was ecstatic when he came back. This time, I’m sad, but I’m at peace. He delivered a Championship in my lifetime and to many other Clevelanders, and I will always be grateful for that.
This undoubtedly changes the landscape of Cleveland sports, though. This has always been a Browns town, but in terms of hype and contention for the LeBron years, it’s been Cavs, then the Indians, and then the Browns way in third place. Now, the Browns should immediately be bumped up to second on that list, with the Cavaliers dropping to the back and almost a state of oblivion.
This is also a time when the city of Cleveland will be desperate for new stars — ones like Myles Garrett, Baker Mayfield, Josh Gordon, and Jarvis Landry, who can really build their brand if they play their cards right.
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