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LeBron James Thanks Akron in Ad, But Not Cleveland

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

LeBron James has taken out a full-page ad in his hometown newspaper, thanking the people of Akron for supporting him all of these years. One problem -- there is no mention of Cleveland, where he played for the past seven years.

Here is the ad in the Akron Beacon Journal, featuring photos from the annual charity bike-a-thon which he sponsors:

James incurred the wrath of Cleveland when he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat as a free agent last month. Fans burned his jerseys, and the city removed a downtown mural of him.

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One can only imgaine whether he angered them further by not mentioning the city in his ad. Perhaps James will find out Saturday, when he holds this year's bike-a-thon, at which he is scheduled to appear.