Saturday, August 7, 2010

Former Cavaliers superstar LeBron James says thank you to Cleveland, Akron | NBA
AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James climbed on a bicycle Saturday morning and fastened his safety helmet.

Perhaps surprisingly, he didn't need it. The only people who turned out for James' fifth annual "King for Kids Bikeathon" in downtown Akron were the ones who continue to love their hometown hero.

Wearing a red "Enjoy Akron" shirt and shorts, the 25-year-old LeBron James pedaled down Main Street to cheers from a crowd that was significantly smaller than in years past, but the day was without any major protests or disturbances.

It was the first public appearance in Akron for the 2-time league most valuable player since he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat last month — a decision that left much of Northeast Ohio feeling hurt and betrayed.

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