So, reaction from a LGP Miami resident:
It was fun while it lasted. Four consecutive finals appearances and two titles is nothing to scoff at. That was probably the best basketball I'll ever see in person. Teams with that kind of talent don't come around very often.
I always knew there was a strong chance LeBron would leave Miami when his contract was up, and I never begrudge someone for wanting to go play for his local team. I mean, I love living in Miami, but if i were a professional athlete and got an offer to play for the Pirates/Pens/Steelers, I'd probably take it even if it wasn't a perfect situation.
The only thing that bugs me about LeBron returning to the Cavs is that Gilbert ends up winning. That letter he wrote (and then left on the team website for 4 years), was completely absurd and unprofessional. Business 101 tells you not to burn bridges. That ******* should have been punished for being a bad businessman, if nothing else.
Time to rebuild... and at least I'll be able to afford tickets again.