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LeBron Haters Out in FORCE in Cleveland!

12/2/2010 7:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron James is officially back in Cleveland to take on the team he scorned just a few months ago  -- and people all over town couldn't be more PISSED about it.


All over Cleveland, people are sporting anti-Lebron gear -- including the staff at several restaurants ... including The Winking Lizard (above) and Harry Buffalo (below) ... both situated near the arena.

In fact, the Harry Buffalo has issued a temporary ban on anyone wearing a LeBron jersey.


The game is set to tip off in just a few hours -- in case you haven't heard, fans are already planning anti-James chants ... and the Cavs have pumped up stadium security.

You're gonna wanna 'witness' this one.

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Ronald RayGun    

I don't see the big deal here. LeBron just wanted to move out of the rust belt. Who can blame him? Cleveland sucks with or without him anyway.

1418 days ago


If Cleveland fans wanted to make a real statement about LeBron the best way would be not to go to the game. ... Have a completely empty arena for the game. Now that would be a statement. Ignore him totally.

1418 days ago


"Break a leg", LeBron...

1418 days ago


The old expression is take a chill pill but that seemingly will not work for them - maybe a good enema would work better plus more fiber in their diet!!

1418 days ago


The way he departed Cleveland is what has everyone so angry. Not a local tv station but a self ego pumping hour special. I used to live in Cleveland and totally get why anyone would wanna leave that freezing junk yard.

1418 days ago


Just what the hell does this guy owe you people? He gave Cleveland the best 7 years of his life when he could have been on a team that really wanted to go someplace. You all act like he's your house ni&&er and that he's just ran away from the plantation. GROW UP!! It's sports. Players get traded and others just leave. You White people are an absolute trip.

1418 days ago


Cleveland fans - what the hell is ya point...Ya keep showing support by spending $$ and advertising hatred for Lebron.... burning his old jersey...Do ya think Lebron is losing sleep plzzzz - you are making more $$ for him....and the t-shirt companies ya a** is promoting the shirts....THINK !!!! LOL Lebron good luck tonight babeeeeee !!!! Cleveland Fans what a JOKE!!!

1418 days ago


The Perfect LeBron shirt, check it

1418 days ago


This great, I can hardly wait to watch the game. I hope the fans throw garbage, and full beer cups at him the way they did with Hollywood Hogan.

1418 days ago


The point isn't that he left, it was HOW he left. If you think that is bad how Cleveland is acting, you should have been there when Art Modell, owner of the Browns took millions of dollars from the city then up and moved the team to Baltimore.
People are going to the game to show support from the Cavs. Letting LeBron know Cleveland doesn't appreciate his actions ESPECIALLY because it is also his home town, is just a bonus.
It has nothing to do with "whining" and everything to do with showing contempt for making a 3 ring circus out of his departure and his lack of any class.

1418 days ago

Tracee Ellis    

What a thin line between love and hate. Get over it Cleveland! Traitor t-shirts? Give me a break. LaBron has no obligation to Cleveland or any other city or team. LaBron makes the decisions about the direction of his career not Cleveland fans. LaBron is not even from Cleveland, the last time I looked Akron was not Cleveland. Take your hater LaBron t-shirts and go clean Cleveland up!

1418 days ago


Who would eat at a place called Hairy Buffalo?

1418 days ago

Leon Spinkler    

better have security at the door lookin for guns cause word on the street, somethin bads gonna happen to you know who

1418 days ago


Listen people. We don't care that LeBron left. It was the WAY he left that pissed us off. H lives down the road from me and he has a horrible reputation for being a cheap SOB at all our towns restaurants. Just not a class act.

1418 days ago


Well after the game I hope everyone tunes into NBC's "minute to win it" Tuesday Dec. 7th @ 8/7c

1418 days ago
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