For years, Cleveland has been the butt of many a-joke.
The city's sports teams have routinely found ways to lose when it seemed the only possible outcome was winning.
Defeat pulled from the jaws of victory.
From the "The Fumble" to "The Drive," from the "The Catch" to "The Shot," Clevelanders time and again were forced to see other teams' success come at the expense of the local teams.
When "local" (Akron is less than an hour from downtown Cleveland) product LeBron James took the NBA by storm in 2003, showing a combination speed, size, quickness and power that could be found in only fairytales and video games, Cleveland fans found something to be hopeful about once more.
This time things would be different.
Through a flurry of mismanagement and failure to find the right pieces to surround LeBron with, the Cavs never reached the peak of the NBA mountain.
Another seemingly golden opportunity come and gone.
So, where does LeBron's departure (ahem, betrayal) from the Cavs rank among the most heartbreaking moments in Cleveland sports?