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What LeBron James’ Return To Cleveland Says About The 2016 Election

LeBron James is returning to Cleveland, the site of the 2016 GOP convention. Could his return impact the 2016 election?


I’m going to be honest: I’m judging you pretty hard right now for finding your way to this article. How could this story possibly have any impact on the 2016 presidential race? On what planet would an NBA player’s choice of team affect a presidential campaign that’s more than two years away?

But since you’re obviously curious about the political implications of LeBron James’ return to Cleveland here you go: His move says absolutely nothing about 2016. It will have no effect whatsoever.

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P.S. Seriously, though, you should feel ashamed.

P.P.S. Really, Associated Press? Really?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrations aside, LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party’s plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake Erie’s shores in 2016.

If James leads his team into post-season play then, the GOP could find its preferred June 28 start date for the convention impossible because of the site conflict. Convention planners typically take weeks to customize the space with lights, seats and the traditional balloon drop from the rafters — impossible tasks if the Cavaliers go into post-season play.

You people are making parody a lot harder than it should be.