Rick Ross Bids Farewell To LeBron James: “Gotta Respect”

Rick Ross Bids Farewell To LeBron James: “Gotta Respect”

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has stepped forward to offer his best wishes to free agent LeBron James after learning the “King” will leave the Miami Heat and rejoin his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. #ByeByeLeBron

Ross put his personal issues to the side and thanked Bron for his contributions to the Heat over the past four seasons.

“Gotta Respect @KingJames family/business decision after 4 Eastern Conference Championships • 2 NBA Championships and coming to my @wingstop,” Ross tweeted July 11. (Rick Ross’ Twitter)

Earlier in the day, James issued an open statement to discuss his reason for leaving Cleveland in summer 2010.

“When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.” (Sports Illustrated)

LeBron also revealed he never had an intention of finishing his career as a Heat player.

“I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.” (Sports Illustrated)

Despite an initially hard-fought series start, the NBA trophy ultimately came down to a 4-1 overall match-up win for the Spurs over James’ Heat last month.

As a barrage of Patty Mills three-pointers added to the onslaught Sunday night, the decibel level inside the normally placid AT&T Center rose to jumbo-jet-on-takeoff proportions. The Spurs are champions once again, a 104-87 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Finals giving them a fifth NBA title and presumably soothing much of the hurt that had lingered since the Spurs fell short in soul-crushing fashion last year in the final two games against the same team on the same stage. (Los Angeles Times)


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