lebron james 8 17 LeBron to GQ: We hated Cleveland growing up

When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the beaches of Miami he sparked a whirlwind of criticism. Other than a few tweets, LeBron has done little to defend himself to this criticism. Not only has he not defended himself, but as the details of his divorce with the fans of Cleveland and the Cavaliers organization have come out, his public image has taken a big hit. However, in the September issue of GQ magazine we will finally get the LeBron perspective on what the magazine is calling “Three Weeks in Crazyville.”

When asked about a potential return to the Cavaliers LeBron said: “If there was an opportunity for me to return, and those fans welcome me back, that’d be a great story.”

When asked about the fans in Cleveland who burned his jersey: “Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.”

LeBron was asked by GQ if he had a do-over would he change anything. His response: “Nothing at all.”

The most interesting comments came when LeBron was asked how a kid from Akron grows up rooting for the Bulls. LeBron’s response to the question will do little to repair his relationship with Cleveland as he replied: “It’s not far, but it is far. And Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us.… So we didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.”

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