Whether or not you care about LeBron James' decision to ditch the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, you have to admit:
A whole bunch of people do care. A lot.
Many criticize James for making his announcement in such a self-centered, overblown manner. While others bash Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert for issuing what they consider a childish "open letter" to Cleveland fans that basically made him sound petty and foolish.
Supporters of both men insist they had every right to do what they did. But while that's true, having the right didn't make anyone right. Everyone looked bad.
But I will say this: If anyone still contends that professional sports is "just a business" and doesn't stir any real passion the way college sports do, this episode should cause them to reconsider their opinion. If that wasn't passion on display last week, I don't know what is.
And maybe we could use some of that kind of passion around here. Major league sports have long been the missing element in Louisville's quest to be a world-class city. And while you can't deny the appeal of the Louisville Cardinals, I wouldn't mind seeing us turn up the juice even more by joining the rest of the top tier pro towns on the national stage.
What do you think? Is there a place in Louisville for major league pro sports?
Call and let us know.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.