Mo Williams and LeBron James Clear the Air

By: Andrea Cole

Cleveland—What do you say to your former teammate? Well, if you’re Mo Williams running into LeBron James, you wish him well.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Williams had an unexpected opportunity to talk to James on Sunday when he ran into him at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

Williams, who was flying into Cleveland for the Cavaliers Youth Fund Classic golf event, said the discussion was “much needed.”

Mo Williams and Lebron James

“’Part of me is still sour…but I wish him the best. He’s got enough people rooting against him, he doesn’t need one more.,” Williams said Monday, according to the Beacon’s Jason Lloyd.

“You’ve got a guy of his caliber, it’s safe to say going into a season we’re playing for a championship just by him suiting up,” Williams said Monday. “We’ve been playing for a championship the last couple years, and there’s no bone in my body that wants to go in another direction.”

Williams joined James on the Cavaliers in 2008 when he was traded from the Milwaukee Bucks.

The 6’1” guard averaged 17.8 points per game in 2008-09 and 15.8 points per game last season, and had problems in the playoffs defending Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Boston’s Rajon Rondo.

Hours after James announced on “The Decision” in July that he was leaving the Cavaliers for the Heat, Williams had tweeted, “We were so damn close. So damn close now we have taken leaps and bounds backwards.”

Cavs Deal with Chinese Investors Falls through

According to the Associated Press, a deal to sell a minority share of the Cleveland Cavaliers to a Chinese investment group has collapsed.

The partnership between the group headed by Chinese businessman Kenny Huang and the Cavs will not go through, a Cavs spokesperson confirmed.

The sale had been expected to be completed last year, but would need approval from the NBA board of governors. In May, NBA Commissioner David Stern said there were no plans for a league vote and the deal ended.

Cleveland Company Mocks ‘Witness’ Campaign

According to the Plain Dealer, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has launched its own ‘Witness’ campaign, which states, “Witness…a top performer that hasn’t left in 163 years. The campaign features a coal minor in a hardhat posed like James was in that famous poster across from Quicken Loans Arena.

According to Allison Grant of the Plain Dealer, Cliffs director of investor relations, Steve Baisden, said the goal of the publicity campaign is to raise awareness of the mining and natural resources company among Clevelanders.


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