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Cleveland Comes Crawling Back to LeBron: The Masochism of Rust Belt Chic – The Daily Beast

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Looking at the way my home city tied itself in knots over its prodigal son.

I am a recent Cleveland transplant, so when I comment on matters Cleveland I’m mostly a mouthpiece for my wife, who was born and raised in Northeast Ohio.

So I got an earful from her when LeBron James announced The Decision in 2010, and participated in schadenfreude-soaked ribbing she got in return from the entire rest of the country.

And her first comment about the news of, to paraphrase Seinfeld’s Jackie Chiles, the most public of Cleveland’s many humiliations? “The worst thing is, if he drops any hint of changing his mind we’ll come racing to take him back.”

(Read the entire article at The Daily Beast)