LeBron James' presence in Cleveland has convicted robber seeking parole

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LeBron James has had an eventful summer to say the least. He became the hottest sports topic this summer when he decided to move from Miami Heat back to his first NBA team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It was a move that shocked the NBA, with many so called experts expecting LeBron James to stay with the Heat, a team that he won two NBA championships with in four years. But he moved back to the place he refers to as 'home' and Cavaliers' fans have rejoiced ever since, with one particular Cavs' fan showing his support for LeBron in the most bizarre way this week.

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Crazy fan

It seems that one of LeBron's biggest fans is a convicted robber who has used his desire to see LeBron James play as part of his plea for parole in the most obscure way.

The Ohio inmate is petitioning for an early release from prison, and in a joking fashion he explained that one of the reasons he wants an early release is so he can see LeBron James play for Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jason Goudlock, 39, has served almost 21 years for aggravated robbery but he's about to face his fifth opportunity before the Ohio Parole Board this month. Currently incarcerated in the Toledo Correctional Institution, Goudlock was sent to prison back in 1994 after he was convicted of aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

The lighter side

Naturally, the majority of his letter to the Ohio parole board was serious, but he added in a little bit of humor in his extremely public campaign for his freedom.

In his letter, he wrote “I urge you to retire #248-561 because I have history to make.”
He goes on to say: “On the lighter side, I would truly like to witness in person LeBron James’ pursuit of an NBA championship for my beloved hometown.”
Goudlock's sentence could potentially keep him behind bars until 2028, so we'll have to wait and see whether he ever gets to see LeBron play.

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