One day after the Cleveland Browns sent wide receiver Braylon Edwards packing to New York, rumors are flying around Cleveland that LeBron James could possibly be behind the Edwards deal.
I know what you’re thinking, it’s pretty far fetched right? Wrong.
Earlier this week Edwards was accused of punching a friend of James’ outside a Cleveland nightclub, the motive behind the alleged attack is said to be due to an ongoing feud between Edwards and James. Three days after the attack allegations, Braylon Edwards is headed to New York, of all places.
I know it’s a bit crazy to think that LeBron was behind Edwards departure from Cleveland, but there is little doubt in my mind that James did not have an influence.
Yes, there have been talks for the past couple months of a trade involving Edwards and the latest allegations against him could’ve been the last straw for the Browns organization. But, there is a part of me that wants to believe that this is another attempt to ensure that King James stays in Cleveland.
This move makes me wonder if Dan Gilbert and Randy Lerner discussed the alleged incident involving Edwards and a friend of LeBron’s and the feud between the two athletes?
Did Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert coax Randy Lerner into dealing Edwards?
I don’t know if Lerner is trying to recruit LeBron into suiting up for the Browns or if he just wants to see a Cleveland team succeed. Either way, thank you Mr. Lerner, you just made this Cavalier fan extremely happy.
Happy? You ask?
Yes, I said happy and I’ll tell you why.
Not only does this trade help the Cleveland Browns, but it also helps our beloved Cavaliers. By now it’s no secret that LeBron and Braylon Edwards don’t like each other. So how did this problem get resolved? Edwards was traded to NEW YORK.
Why is this relevant you ask? Because for the past year all we’ve been hearing is “LeBron in NYC 2010″. Although I was very skeptical that LeBron would leave to begin with, the Jets could have possibly just screwed over the city’s (already slim) chances of landing LeBron next year.
If the lack of money and talent wasn’t enough reason for LeBron to stay away from New York, surely Braylon Edwards is.