Lebron James Makes Nice With Ohio
Lebron James was out having dinner in West Hollywood last night, no doubt still celebrating his move to the Miami Heat. But the move hasn't stopped him from showing love to Ohio. Find out how he sent a personal message to his Ohio fans when you read on...
Despite the negative press thrown his way, LeBron James still has love for Ohio.
James took out a full page newspaper ad in Tuesday's Akron Beacon Journal showing appreciation to his Ohio hometown fans. In the ad, Bron Bron thanks Akron residents for their love and support and calls the city his home and the "central focus" of his life. There was one glaring omission in the ad though...he said nothing about nearby Cleveland, where he played seven seasons for the Cavaliers.
Last month he announced his decision to move on to the Miami Heat, leaving some Cavs fans feeling burned. The ad features photos of James in Akron, including at his annual charity bike-a-thon. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, James will hand out bikes to 400 local kids, then join the mile-long ride in Akron.
James is also getting support from local politicians in the area. When asked about James, Council President Marco Sommerville said:
No matter what his decision was, he's still from Akron, Ohio. He's a hometown person who we need to support.
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