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President Obama weighs in on LeBron James playing in Cleveland

December 2, 2010 |  3:41 pm

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President Obama is trying to pull America out of a deep recession and negotiating a peace settlement in the Middle East, but on this night, he suggested that it's LeBron James whom he feels sorry for.

James, who is from Akron, Ohio, announced his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat during a television special this summer. Many Cavs fans felt misled and betrayed, and have candidly revealed their sentiments in videos and tweets.

James will return to his home region to play against the Cavs tonight at 5 p.m. for the first time since making his decision.

Obama's reaction?

"Oh, that's going to be brutal."

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: LeBron James. Credit: Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images

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