Maybe the biggest reason LeBron could come to Pittsburgh is a winning culture. To state the obvious, Cleveland sports teams are lacking in this area. Meanwhile, the Steelers have six Super Bowl trophies including two over the past five years, and the Penguins recently won the Stanley Cup. Sure the Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t been successful lately, but LeBron James could probably play first base if he’d like. Would the Indians, Mets, or Cubs allow LeBron to play? Actually, they probably would.
Finally, you may be concerned that moving to Pittsburgh would hurt LeBron internationally. He’s still playing in the NBA and would be in a new uniform. Think of the jersey sales across the globe! Plus, LeBron can follow the popularity of plenty of other Pittsburgh athletes internationally like Jaromir Jagr in the Czech Republic, Hines Ward in South Korea, Sidney Crosby in Canada, and Rinku and Dinesh in India.
If you’re reading this, LeBron, let me be the first to welcome you to Pittsburgh. Welcome to the country’s most livable city and only two hours from Akron. Plus, with Sidney Crosby moving out of Mario Lemieux's house, I can recommend a great place to live!