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Cleveland Mayor

Congratulates LeBron

NO HARD FEELINGS

6/22/2012 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The people of Cleveland once burned LeBron James' jersey in the streets for abandoning their team, but the mayor isn't holding a grudge -- telling TMZ, he wishes 'Bron nothing but the best after winning his first championship ... with Miami.

Mayor Frank Jackson tells us, "LeBron James is one of the most talented players in the world" -- adding, "Congratulations to him and I wish him well in the future."

Unfortunately, everyone else in Cleveland completely disagrees -- just watch this local weather man's reaction to Miami's win last night.

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1.

Ih8Taxes    

Lebron is a douche bag.

831 days ago
2.

Pesandy    

Well they need to get over it. Why don't they worry about their own team, and get them to the finals?

831 days ago
3.

Laurie    

The mayor clearly only speaks for himself, as a Cavs fan, LBJ can take his ill-gotten ring and shove it...

831 days ago
4.

Carl    

He is a good player. I think he's an arrogant jackass, but he's good at basketball.

831 days ago
5.

dd    

He made the right decision.....

830 days ago
6.

C-rad    

What are the odds?!? Coaching legend Phil Jackson is now mayor of Cleveland? lol

830 days ago
7.

AllMySophmoresSayYEAH!!    

best player in the WORLD????..............I think NOT.........

830 days ago
8.

3Storms    

I still don't respect Lebron, who's still a selfish pig who doesn't care about team loyalty and only cares for himself...

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Lebron is just the latest example of nice guys finishing last.

830 days ago
9.

parlayer    

"a bone laid is a bone played". there ain't no taking nothing back.

830 days ago
10.

john wayne gacy    


why any hard feelings at all;

entertainment & sports
are a business. period.

why would an athlete stay in his
hometown with a small market team
that cannot afford the sticker price .....

830 days ago
11.

george    

To the bozo who said "polio" was funny because it was erradicated. News flash, people that had polio get a secondary condition called "post-polio syndrome" that SUCKS almost as bad as the original disease. i am one of those people and i wish that " jackass" got it instead of me. P.s. i would love to kick your ass you " butt-rash"

830 days ago
12.

mark    

He saught after a championship, whether for himself or as a team, but knew it would never happen in Cleveland. He exited terribly, so it is understandable about the fans in Ohio being disgruntled, but he played hard and they deserved to win. Simple as that. Move on Cleveland and focus on your team and the talent you can acquire and build.

830 days ago
13.

Yoslen    

LeBron wins the ring does not surprise me, but the Mayor Frank Jackson yes... just leaves me thinking is why you want a picture with LeBron? we know who will not be reelected in cleveland

830 days ago
14.

Rodney    

This is how Letterman started.

830 days ago
15.

jacksonfive210    

It's funny people on here say Leborn is a dbag and haven't even met him. idk him and i'm sure he has a ego like most athletes but almost every sports reporter that bashed him for his on court play always say he's a great person. Atleast he's not like most other basketball players who drive drunk, beat and cheat on their gf/wife, and doing drugs.

830 days ago
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