Trending towards insignificance
Cavaliers star LeBron James will leave for Los Angeles following the season, Francisco Lindor will not be able to carry the Indians as they fall from their lofty perch and Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson will get the last laugh when the Cleveland Browns finally turn it around and become the best pro team in Ohio.
It was only a year ago and the City of Cleveland was the center of the sports universe. The Cavs and native son LeBron James brought the title starved city its first crown in a half a century, the Indians teased a follow-up in an epic game 7 World Series collapse and the Browns were hiring the coveted Hue Jackson to become its head coach.
This crafty segregated region was all beating the same drum, basking in being the most loyal fans of this small, often ignored city that we know as Cleveland, in 2016.
However during bye gone years the city and its fans have been a symphony of sadness, brutal beat downs and heartbreaks frozen in the grey dawn of a bitter winter.
The year of ’16 was followed up with lofty expectations and fist pumping giddy fans pointing to an NBA Finals sequel and aspirations of eliminating the ghost of ’48 as the Indians would finally capture the World Series in 2017.
After a 0-16 stinker, a promising Browns draft class offered a glimpse of hope for what has become the worst franchise in professional sports.
This year is when the return to reality began to sink in for Cleveland. The prohibitive World Series favorite Indians got bumped in the first round, Cavs young star Kyrie Irving demanded to be traded, the Browns missed on their franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson and the rest of this Tale from CLE is yet to be written.
However, I do have an idea of how it might turn out.
The Cavs as you know them are done. Kid Kyrie just beat King James out the door, landing on a peddle of cloves in Boston.