In 2010, the NBA off-season became known as the “Summer of LeBron,” captivating the world’s attention.
The three top players from the 2003 NBA Draft Class, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, made headlines by choosing to play together in Miami, forming the infamous “Heatles” team.
While Wade and Bosh made their decisions without much fanfare, LeBron James created a media frenzy by announcing his move on a nationally televised broadcast called The Decision on ESPN.
This announcement sparked intense criticism and ridicule, similar to the backlash experienced by Colin Kaepernick six years later when he took a knee during a pre-season game for the San Francisco 49ers on September 1st.
LeBron James also faced additional scrutiny from both Cleveland Cavaliers fans and critics who questioned his commitment to the game after a perceived lackluster performance in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Moreover, rumors began circulating about a questionable relationship between LeBron’s mother, Gloria, and his former Cavs teammate, Delonte West.
Recently, the retired combo guard, Delonte West, was encountered outside a 7-Eleven, where he was asked about the rumors surrounding his supposed affair with LeBron’s mother.
— TMSPN.com (@sportsgossip) August 3, 2023
These rumors contended that there was a possible romantic involvement between West and Gloria James.
Although West has consistently denied these allegations over the years, the story has taken on a mythical status among NBA fans.
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