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Cleveland Pulls LeBron Jerseys from Team Shop

7/9/2010 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Cleveland Cavaliers are so pissed off at LeBron James -- that they won't even let their fans buy his old jersey ... and have officially pulled the items from all team stores  ... including their online shop.

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So what will happen to all the old #23 gear?? Sources inside the Cavaliers organization tell us they'll probably end up at a discount retail store ... "somewhere like T.J.Maxx."

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46.

Sanjay    

I fault Commissioner Stern and the NBA owners for this Lebron James fiasco. Lebron James is a good player, I'll give him that. HOWEVER, HE HASN'T WON A CHAMPIONSHIP. Why are you all giving him this type of homage like he is coming to the table with several championship rings on his finger? He hasn't done anything to deserve all of this hoopla.

Offering players who haven't proven themselves this type of money is ludicrous! Only payers who have already won rings deserve this type of treatment (e.g., Shaq, Kobe, Garnett, etc.)

It would be a catastrophe (or karma) if Lebron gets to Miami and don't produce because Pat "The Rat" Riley is going to throw him out on his head so fast, it will make his head spin.

1465 days ago
47.

MiaB    

Monique--you clearly are missing why people are pissed--but maybe reading is not your in your skill set. PEOPLE ARE PISSED BECAUSE OF HOW HE DID IT NOT THAT HE TOOK HIS MOM AND LEFT! And I bet you would like a bit of Dan's bank account--doubt that he is "over". What a lame thing to say.

1465 days ago
48.

heymom    

They should have a ritual burning of the jerseys!!

1465 days ago
49.

Echo    

Ok - then if not a bad way to do it maybe owners should take note and start letting the players find out about trades and releases on the news with no heads up. Hmmmmmmm I wonder how everyone would feel about that? Sorry about the football reference - senility is setting in.

1465 days ago
50.

shelley    

No town should be pissed off. He didn't promise anyone anything. Let him be happy and go where he wants.

As for the jerseys....send them to Haiti where people don't care where he plays and are in true need of clothing. I'm sure they will gladly take them.

1465 days ago
51.

Sarlos    

Cleveland sucks! How can you blame the guy?

1465 days ago
52.

Ivana    

Does anybody realize that the city of Cleveland was prepared for him to leave??? It all comes down to the way he ****'in did it! Whats wrong with you people that say, awww, poor Cleveland, poor losers, what?? He said F U on national TV to his home town. Maverick Carter should start looking for a job when LBJ realizes how this was handled.

1465 days ago
53.

Persey    

There is some serious Haterade towards Cleveland flowing in these here comments.

Cleveland is being hella classy with their reaction. Most Cleveland sports fans, already used to disappointment, drowned their sorrows in a good beer and are now looking forward to the impending Browns season. We could have rioted like L.A. Setting fires to cars and looting, beating up cops..ect but we didn't.

And LBJ doesn't owe Cleveland anything? I'll say he does. The only reason he became "King James" was because of CLEVELAND FANS. He would have been just another overpaid NBA star had he played anywhere else. And LBJ DOES owe Cleveland the championship like he promised. He promised and guaranteed a championship. He failed and owes us a refund. That's a basic business transaction.

100% satisfaction or a full refund. Good riddance LeBum. Hope your knee doesn't break when the ticked-off Bulls and Knicks players set their targets on you.

1465 days ago
54.

HumanNature    

Dan Gilbert, Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers

YOU AND YOU ALONE ARE THE BLAME FOR LBJ LEAVING CLEVELAND!!!

YOU HAD 7 YEARS TO BUILD AROUND LBJ AND YOU DIDN'T!!!!

SEE, YOU ALREADY A DAY LATE TALKING ABOUT CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

THAT KARMA IS GOING TO COME BACK AROUND AND BITE YOU ON YOUR EMPTY CAVALIERS AZZ!!!!

NO MORE SELLING OUT TICKETS AND FILLING UP THOSE SEATS!!!

YOU JUST LOST YOUR MONEY WELL!!!

Hahahahaha!

KARMA IS A SERIOUS BIOTCH!!!!

1465 days ago
55.

HumanNature    

I WANT A LBJ 'MIAMI HEAT" JERSEY!!!!!

Smooches!!!!

1465 days ago
56.

Guest    

LeBron! Congrats on you becoming the new player on the Miami Heat's team. Cleveland just do not understand your effort that you have put into their team. They should be mad at each other for acting ungrateful and disrespectful, when they found out that you were leaving them. They should said, "Thank you, LeBron for all that you have done!", instead of "**** you, LeBron!" It proves that really you didn't have no fans in the first place. And for Mr. Dan Gilbert! What goes around, comes around! Karma will be near you soon! Yeah! Your comment about LeBron was so wrong! You should be very grateful that you had LeBron on your team! You really proved how ignorant you are.

1465 days ago
57.

HumanNature    

The Cleveland Cavaliers is about to join the Nets and Minnesota as the WORST TEAM IN THE NBA FOR SEASON 2010-2011!!!!!!

1465 days ago
58.

tgrfan42069    

nice way to say thank you to a guy who gave you 7 great years.but guess what cav's owner hes going to the heat haha.

1465 days ago
59.

denra    

I love all the comments from readers who are not from cleveland posting. A lot of you have no idea what you are talking about, "King" james was very protected in cleveland. To the ones saying he owes cleveland nothing give me a break, we are the ones who helped him in the spotlight and protected his image. Miami has no clue what they are getting into with LeBron drama. Cant wait to see how long it takes for gloria to be arrested, between DUI's and drugs, Im sure it will be sooner than later.

1465 days ago
60.

Leslie    

Im from cleveland and i think this is just way to far i love LeBron Regardless that what a true fan does regardless of what team he goes to hes from cleveland ...Akron and i understand ur pain but doing it this way is playing with fire and they always lose and when he ready to retire and spend his last years in the NBA it wont be Cleveland you may not think so but u really ****ed up this time no wonder Cleveland gets bad luck look how u treat ur stars ..Sad i could go on and on but wth its not wroth it

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