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LeBron James: New Light Being Shed on the Decision, Maybe Not That Bad Afterall?

Seemingly, everyone outside southern-Florida thought that LeBron James holding an hour-long television special announcing his betrayal of the Cleveland Cavaliers was the definition of obnoxiousness.

Even myself, as an avid Miami Heat fan, grew tired and bored of the actual interview with Jim Gray after LeBron announced his decision to "take his talents to South Beach."

The pictures and public reaction speak for themselves. Angry citizens of Cleveland burning the Former King's jersey in a display of pure hatred.

Then the negative reviews came pouring in from every major media outlet. They called LeBron James self absorbed, an attention seeker and certain other choice words that I don't really think are appropriate for the eyes of the younger members of Bleacher Report.

Surely, there has to be some good to come out of this?

And, luckily for LeBron, there is.

Nearly 10 million people tuned into the Decision. In total, the hour-long special raised more than $2 million dollars.

Slowly but surely, this money is now being rolled out to a variety of different charities.

The majority of the funding, however, is being received by Boys & Girls Clubs across America. Around 1,000 HP Computers will be sent around the States to 59 different Boys & Girls clubs.

Just recently, LeBron and his girlfriend Savannah Brimson, visited the Miami Boys & Girls club, where renovations are currently taking place. The play areas for the kids will also be improved, with furniture being donated from LeBron James' HomeCourt furniture line.

Clubs in Cleveland, Akron and Elyria report receiving a total of more than $480,000 late last month, proof enough he still cares about his home state of Ohio, just not in a basketball sense.

LeBron has stressed over and over again that he regrets certain parts of The Decision. The disrespect he showed to the Cleveland Cavaliers was one thing, that even I as a Heat fan, 100 percent agree with.

If he had his time again, there is no doubt in my mind he would have chosen a different route to announce where he would be signing.

However, in the end, while people frown upon and complain about how bad The Decision was, it generated money for a very deserving cause.

You can disagree with how LeBron went about it (I am one person who does), but you have to respect the fact that he will be helping improve the lives of some children in need across the country.

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LeBron James: New Light Being Shed on the Decision, Maybe Not That Bad Afterall?

Seemingly, everyone outside southern-Florida thought that LeBron James holding an hour-long television special announcing his betrayal of the Cleveland Cavaliers was the definition of obnoxiousness.

Even myself, as an avid Miami Heat fan, grew tired and bored of the actual interview with Jim Gray after LeBron announced his decision to "take his talents to South Beach."

The pictures and public reaction speak for themselves. Angry citizens of Cleveland burning the Former King's jersey in a display of pure hatred.

Then the negative reviews came pouring in from every major media outlet. They called LeBron James self absorbed, an attention seeker and certain other choice words that I don't really think are appropriate for the eyes of the younger members of Bleacher Report.

Surely, there has to be some good to come out of this?

And, luckily for LeBron, there is.

Nearly 10 million people tuned into the Decision. In total, the hour-long special raised more than $2 million dollars.

Slowly but surely, this money is now being rolled out to a variety of different charities.

The majority of the funding, however, is being received by Boys & Girls Clubs across America. Around 1,000 HP Computers will be sent around the States to 59 different Boys & Girls clubs.

Just recently, LeBron and his girlfriend Savannah Brimson, visited the Miami Boys & Girls club, where renovations are currently taking place. The play areas for the kids will also be improved, with furniture being donated from LeBron James' HomeCourt furniture line.

Clubs in Cleveland, Akron and Elyria report receiving a total of more than $480,000 late last month, proof enough he still cares about his home state of Ohio, just not in a basketball sense.

LeBron has stressed over and over again that he regrets certain parts of The Decision. The disrespect he showed to the Cleveland Cavaliers was one thing, that even I as a Heat fan, 100 percent agree with.

If he had his time again, there is no doubt in my mind he would have chosen a different route to announce where he would be signing.

However, in the end, while people frown upon and complain about how bad The Decision was, it generated money for a very deserving cause.

You can disagree with how LeBron went about it (I am one person who does), but you have to respect the fact that he will be helping improve the lives of some children in need across the country.

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