The governor of Ohio John Kasich has happily tweeted about LeBron James rejoining the Cavaliers:
But during his run for governor and throughout his term as governor the Ohioan has had a history of attacks on Lebron.
Kasich's first slamming of James came in a June 17, 2010, interview with Alan Colmes for his radio show. Colmes asked Kasich if he would be joining in "the chorus to keep James in Cleveland."
"I'm not singing in any chorus for LeBron James," Kasich responded.
Colmes responded in amazement: "You're not?"
"No, I'm not. Look, he's a great basketball player, he's a great guy. There's a lot of great people in Ohio," Kasich said.
Asked if he would try to persuade James to stay if he were governor, Kasich dismissed the question.
"Alan, we've lost 400,000 jobs out here and the last guy I worry about is LeBron James. You know I mean, we all hope he'll stay in Cleveland. We think we've got a great guy there that can turn everything around, but we got some serious problems."