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Coping After LeBron: Cleveland Sending Old Jerseys to Miami's Homeless wants to be a friend to Miami's homeless



    For the past week, LeBron James jerseys have been the preferred fire wood for people in Cleveland despite no reports of a cold front.

    But even a jilted lover apparently has a heart.

    Instead of barbecuing James' paraphernalia, Cleveland Cavalier fans are being encouraged to donate their mementos of the former king to the homeless - in Miami. is offering fans a chance to be giving with their hatred by collecting all things LBJ and giving them to the less fortunate in his new place of residence. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert might have a semi-truck load headed to the bottom.

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    We wouldn't call this an olive branch, but it at least benefits a segment of Miami.

    Hundreds of homeless people congregate around the AmericaAirlines Arena on game days, and if they are wearing the No. 23 jersey, it might encourage the King's new followers to give a little more.

    "It's time to get over this. Let’s stand proud and give back," the website reads.

    For Cleveland fans, it gives them a chance to get rid of that T-shirt, hat, headband or jersey that has been the source of tears without creating a fire hazard.

    In return, Cleveland fans also get a new T-shirt with the classic break-up slogan, "It's not me, it's you," printed on the front.

    Ah, hatred and jealousy, the gifts that keep on giving.