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Why LeBron May Not Return to Cleveland

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LeBron James

Lebron James.

King James.

I will try not to add too many more words to the trillions printed, blogged, or spoken this week about a man who's decision has seemingly become more important than the spill in the Gulf, the war in Afghanistan, and the struggling economy.

There's no harm in that.

Why WOULDN'T you rather talk about something—anything—else? I, too, started following Lebron James on Twitter, back when he only had 32,000 followers. Which was about 20 hours ago. At last check, he was approaching a quarter million.

Will Lebron James stay in Cleveland or will he go?

Selfishly, I would love for him to come to the Clippers. The odds are long, but imagine what that would mean. Los Angeles, for all of its problems—smog, fires, earthquakes, traffic, taxes, Botox—would be basketball heaven. H-E-A-V-E-N.

However, King James is an Ohio native who continues to love and support his home town of Akron. But as this video demonstrates, Cleveland has its drawbacks. Still, at least it's not Detroit.

By the way, the above mentioned video is comedian Mike Polk's second poke at Cleveland. Here is his original tourism board suggestion.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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