The Washington Post reports that a translator for since-deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden who is being held in the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba has demanded an apology from LeBron James, who famously “took his talents to South Beach” by leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat during the summer of 2010.
Carlos Warner, a lawyer representing Muhammad Rahim, an Afghan who was a translator for Osama bin Laden , gave the Loop a brief letter from his client. That note, which was just declassified, consisted of one line: “Dear Mr. Warner — Majid Khan has a cat.” In addition to sharing the news of Khan’s cat, Rahim had another thought to share with his lawyer, who, we should note, is from Akron, Ohio. “Dear Mr. Warner!” he wrote in a separate freshly declassified letter. “LeBron James is very bad man. He should apologize to the city of Cleveland.” Warner says Rahim’s sentiment about the NBA star who left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat reflects his client’s tribal values, in which loyalty is paramount and “betrayals are not tolerated or forgiven, although an honest apology from an offending peer is valued.”