In one of the stranger stories of the year, the above poster will not be going up this weekend as previously planned by RealCavsFans.com. The news broke from site owner Glen Infante during the day Friday detailing how the Commissioner of Building’s for the City of Cleveland made the surprise decision to reject the banner.
Created by fans and supported by them too, the awesome proposed LeBron2010 banner was supposed to help the “Keep LeBron James in Cleveland” process. Brian Windhorst even showed some sympathy for the site and the situation on his Twitter as it doesn’t really make much at all sense to me. There is a chance that Mayor Frank Jackson could override the Commissioner’s decision, but even such a decision might not occur for days or weeks.
Credit goes to Glen and the rest of RCF. Will be interesting to see how the rest of the process plays out and if any sort of intervention occurs from the mayor himself. The posters as well seem pretty civil and I’m pretty sure the fans meant no ill will toward the team. Update info below the jump…
Update: As seen in the title change and in the comments below, the city of Cleveland has now accepted the proposal for the banner. Not sure what prompted the switch but stay tuned here and around the web for more information. It should be up there sometime in the near future folks.
(Photo above via Glen Infante/RealCavsFans.com)