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LeBron’s entourage gets turned away from Cleveland arena

Mar 29, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

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There was a time — just a mere 11 months ago — when LeBron James and his crew had the run of Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Some say they ran the place. If they wanted an ice sculpture of a Harley-Davidson waiting on their arrival for each game, it was there.

No more.

When LeBron’s entourage showed up with him for the Heat’s shootaround Tuesday morning, they were turned away reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

James was delayed in getting into the arena for the Miami Heat’s shootaround Tuesday morning when he arrived with a driver and a second car at the entrance of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ underground parking garage.

Cavs officials said James eventually was cleared to enter the building, but several people with him were not. The two cars then left, and James alone returned a short time later and was allowed in, officials said.

Who said Cleveland had moved on? It’s a bit petty to turn away people you know because they switched teams, frankly. LeBron has always run with a pretty healthy entourage and this was clearly just a little swipe at that.

Good job pissing LeBron off, Cleveland. I’d move the under/over on the number of points he drops on the Cavs tonight up to 40, and probably take the over now.

  1. lebronsinsecurity - Mar 29, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Yes that’s silly and a bit petty.. But seriously, why does he still run around with an entourage?? He’s the only dude in the league that drags around the same people everywhere he goes.. Reminds me of M.C, Hammer back in the day…

  2. metalhead65 - Mar 29, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    that’s it make the cavs out to be the bad guys because they don’t have to cater to him or his crew anymore. he was going to score as much as he wanted anyway and the heat will run up the score so vengence will have nothing to do with it.I don’t see how it is petty to make him go by the rules everyone else does now that he is no longer with the team. nice to see them stand up to him fo a change.

  3. thhalejr - Mar 29, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    It is completely petty and immature to do this. It shows Gilbert is just as corrupt and criminal a NBA owner, as he is as a scumbag subprime lender. If he spent as much time “cleaning up” his act in the business world, as he is obsessing over LeBron James, he would be helping clear up the financial mess he and his other co-conspirators left for the American taxpayer to pay for. Everyone, even on sports threads, are showing their idiocy towards this man and his decision. I’ve worked at a few different companies, and LeBron James is more than able to ply his trade where he wishes. Jesse Jackson’s statements, concerning this issue, are coming true day-by-day.

  4. thestudiokida - Mar 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    I don’t blame them. I’m sure these guys weren’t showing up with tickets or special passes since LeBron has always been their ticket. It may indicate that they still hold a grudge but a 14-58 season will do that for ya.

  5. keegax - Mar 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    this is news?

    so because they used to have the run of the place they should still have the same perks? sorry, you took those to south beach.

    it’s not petty, its economics. it costs money to entertain his entourage, who franky, dont deserve it. they let james in, thats all that matters.

  6. mikeinthevine - Mar 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Brian Windhorst, LeQuits personal piss boy.

  7. goforthanddie - Mar 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    An entourage is a sign of insecurity. Time for LeBitch to grow up and order his own cheeseburgers.

  8. rapmusicmademedoit - Mar 29, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    I agree with LeBron, get the heck outta that place , they b crazy.

  9. bigtrav425 - Mar 29, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    i despise that trader Windy! F him!

  10. philtration - Mar 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Poor LeBron.
    First his back up dancers are told that they are no longer welcome and then the Heat get bitch slapped by the Cavs.

  11. barklikeadog - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    If they were keeping his ‘entourage’ out, how did limpdick windhorse get in? Go cavs! Bog they sure pissed him off, huh? Caves win!

  12. ernestbynershands - Mar 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Stay classy Cleveland!

  13. mrcowpatty - Mar 29, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Entourages are like vacuum cleaners, they are always sucking on something.

  14. trickybastard - Mar 30, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Good call Kurt on the over/under! LMAO. F–K LeDouche James

  15. savocabol1 - Mar 30, 2011 at 8:08 AM

    “Good job pissing LeBron off, Cleveland. I’d move the under/over on the number of points he drops on the Cavs tonight up to 40, and probably take the over now.”

    This isn’t a matter of not moving on from him. The Cavs follow the same procedure as the rest of the NBA for these kinds of things. Kurt, you assume that because he ran this place in the past we should lay down and continue to take it.

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