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"You're Welcome, LeBron - Love, Miami" Billboards Are Trolling Ohio

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Last month, Ohio newspapers refused to take The Dan LeBatard Show's money for a simple "You're Welcome" message to LeBron James in their publications; it appears they have chosen poorly. Thwarted in their first bet to poke fun at LeBron's lack of thanking Dade County fans on his way out of town, it appears The LeBatard Show has upped the ante and taken their message to billboards all around Akron, Ohio. Blood feud!

The first billboard that reads "You're Welcome, LeBron - Love, Miami" popped up recently in LeBron's home town, and apparently this isn't a single billboard assault -- more are on the way.

The original plan was for Miami fans to fund a Kickstarter or GoFundMe-like campaign to raise money for a simple ad in an Ohio newspaper poking fun at the fact that LeBron James has still yet to thank Miami Heat fans.

But Ohio newspapers refused to even give The LeBatard Show a price quote, then went public with the request and possible plan, thus inadvertently giving the message more attention and publicity than it would have ever garnered in something that is thrown under your car at 4 a.m. Oh, and it was free.

Now it seems Cleveland's refusal to have a sense of humor has backfired, and instead of throwing away the message from Miami fans, they'll have to see it plastered all over their skies on their morning drive to work.

Worst of all, THEY LIVE IN CLEVELAND!

Dan LeBatard didn't do that to them however, for some reason they inflict this pain on themselves.

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Thomas Chamberlain
Thomas Chamberlain

i wasn't aware that heat fans got lebron his two rings ? I thought he got them himself with the help of a team?

suyimavaldes33
suyimavaldes33

I agree with the people who says that we should move on !!

Why even waste paper ,  ink and electricity at night time to light up the billboard for such coward!

Ma Liha
Ma Liha

HE GAVE US 2 FUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS YOU UNGRATEFUL MIAMI PIECES OF SHIT! I was born and raised in Miami, and this is just living up to what asshole people our city is filled with like everyone thinks..Why dont you guys say thank you and say so long like adults. ......geez....

Lourdes Diaz
Lourdes Diaz

I think he has moved on...Miami should move on as well. Focus on the Heat now....

Rick Prado
Rick Prado

He could've thanked the fans, he didn't, fuck it and move on. Billboards are great though.

Alex Pappas
Alex Pappas

Wow we look like a crazy ex that would go away. Stupid AF!!!!

Dakarai Dorsett
Dakarai Dorsett

This perfect they're my heroes Alex Figueiredo see them in the Eastern Conference Finals...."If the Cavs get there" - Stugotz

Scott Stjohn
Scott Stjohn

Not wise to piss off the king, watch him drop 50 on the Heat Christmas Day

Fay Germain
Fay Germain

PoeticRhymez Peterson They throwing shade \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Mark Mann
Mark Mann

Lebron is, reunited and it feeeels so gooood. Doing someone that you used to dooo. #heatnation

Wayne Hildreth
Wayne Hildreth

Its kinda funny. Wish him the best though. All the best except Go Heat!! Won't ever see me root for another team...

Gina Beovides
Gina Beovides

It's funny, but why give him the time of day? He's clearly egotistical, so why feed the ego? He's the kind of player you only like if he is in your team, and even then, you can see why others dislike him...way too much into himself

Christopher Schley
Christopher Schley

What this really does is show the true nature of what is considered in the sports world as a "Band wagon fan".... I wonder why he left..... Makes ya wonder Phil Ramirez.... Go Heat! Thank you Lebron for 4 years of excellence

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

That's Miami for you, Schley! Anybody who's ditched this cesspool, has being chastised in the worst way by the local media.

Christopher Schley
Christopher Schley

How can you disrespect a man that helped your team to 4 years of some of the best Basketball that's ever been played? 2 championships, I guess you can all just throw his stats and hard work out the window. Along with discrediting the Championship.....

Jim Cribb
Jim Cribb

It's the only team where that piece of crap will ever win a championship...LeBron is a ass kissing loser...any man who would go back and play for an owner who belittled him in public...it shows what a joke LeBron really is.

Ingrid Miranda
Ingrid Miranda

Our boy dan ! Gabriel C. DeArmas Luis Galvez Emily Ruiz

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Hialeans are not that far from Cleveland jersey burning cooks... O no!!

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Maybe that font made the billboard, cheaper... But seriously, people say local fans never cared about LeBron since this is "WADE COUNTY", really?!?! As celebrity hungry as Miami is?! 1-) LeBron opted out, as estipulated in his contract, 2-) asked for the max, being tired of being underpaid, 3-) Micky Arison chose being a Reinsdorf and dismantled the best lineup in the history of the heat. 4-) yet, Miami fans drink the koolaid served by these idiots self-labeled "SPORTSCASTERS".

Alex Figueiredo
Alex Figueiredo

Comic Sans is the font Dan Snyder used in his letter to Lebron when he left. It's genius!!! Right Dakarai ?

Nicole St John
Nicole St John

get over it Miami this is like for the longest about him forever. I'd rather watch Young and the Restless (they name themselves a soap opera - versus all these status updates.)He played here & won rings. Wishing the best. xoxo

suyimavaldes33
suyimavaldes33

Ma Liha we dont say thank you ,because he left withouth even grabbing a microphone and showing his face. It's like you want to resign a job but your don't show your face just send an email to your boss and say hey look I quit. It doesn't look proper. It's looks something that a coward will do. We thank him for the 4 years of fun but he also needs to show to us that he was greatfull for those 4 straight finals and two rings that we gave him as well.

suyimavaldes33
suyimavaldes33

The king of what , the king of fools . He played with everyone . He will play with Cleveland again in 4 years from now he is gonna come with another excuse that his family is asking him to move and he will go to another city to fool some other fans


demoroman88
demoroman88 topcommenter

Cause billboards will motivate him even more, right?

alex751
alex751

Yes, like the font in the letter Dan Gilbert wrote when Lebron left Cleveland.  You know a jab at him for going back to work for a guy who publicly insulted him. 

demoroman88
demoroman88 topcommenter

I don't know if anyone is doing that 

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