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Ochocinco has sympathy for Cleveland

Posted on: July 9, 2010 5:21 pm
Edited on: July 9, 2010 5:55 pm
Never missing an opportunity to inject himself into the national spotlight – particularly with his reality show on VH1 premiering Sunday – Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco gave his opinion on LeBron James' move to the Miami Heat.

“It’s not the traditional way that players really go about delivering a message, but LeBron being the caliber of player that he is with everyone on pins and needles wanting to find out what would happen, I wouldn’t blame it on LeBron,” said Ochocinco, a Miami native, on the Dan Patrick radio show Friday. “I’d blame it on the media that allowed it to happen. If you weren’t going to like it, don’t watch it. LeBron did what was best for him and his career. I feel bad for the fans of Cleveland because he invested his time and his heart with him and did all he could to help them win a championship and I feel it’s the owner’s job to build the team around him to make that possible and it didn’t happen. He honored his contract and he went elsewhere.”

He also asked this question of the sports fans in Ohio: “Shouldn’t the people of Ohio not feel that bad that LeBron is gone when you still have me to watch every Sunday?”

Then, Ochocinco made a bold prediction.

“I just talked to Pat Riley,” Ochocinco said after predicting the Bengals would win the Super Bowl. “When I see the ends, I’ll be coming off the bench for the Heat. I can average 10 points per game. I might be the first player to get two rings in one year.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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