Did I want LeBron James to win the NBA title?
I was rooting for the Thunder, and even when it became evident the Heat were on the cusp of a title, I didn't want to look at it.
I was perfectly content spending Thursday night playing Xbox and watching Man vs. Food reruns instead of watching Game 5.
I did not get to see James lift the trophy and I feel my life is better for it.
But as much as I didn't want James to win a title, I realized that sooner or later, it was going to happen. From the moment James took his talents to South Beach, it was inevitable that group was going to win a title.
I got my one wish last June when Dallas kept the Heat from winning in year one. I didn't want it to be easy for James and to happen so quickly.
There was no doubt much of northern Ohio was disappointed in the result of the finals. Not many diehard Cleveland fans wanted to see James win, but you had to know that the Heat weren't going to be stopped forever.
Now that it happened, Cleveland fans can do the one thing they need to do the most - move on.
Now maybe the focus can go back where its supposed to be. Instead of spending time, energy and T-shirt designs (really, what good are those OKCle shirts now?) trying to root against one person, all that can be redirected into cheering for our own teams.
I know the general nature of Cleveland sports is to treat it with doom and gloom. But take a step back and look the big picture of where Cleveland sports stand.
It's not horrible.
If this year's NBA playoffs have taught us anything, its how quickly a franchise can turn itself around. Five years ago, the Thunder (then the Supersonics) were a mess. Then Kevin Durant was drafted. The next year Russell Westbrook. The next year James Harden. Now the franchise is the model for all teams to follow.
Even in the East, think how quick the Pacers and 76ers have turned themselves around.
Now look at where the Cavs sit.
Already on board is one of, if not the, best young point guard in the league in Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson had a very solid rookie season, and the Cavs hold four picks in the top 34 of next week's draft.
The Cavs are in great position to build themselves along the Thunder route, providing they don't screw this draft up, which I know is entirely possible considering Cleveland's track record, but I have faith in Chris Grant and Dan Gilbert to make some good choices.
Then you have the Browns - and don't think I'm just looking at things through rose-colored glasses, because the Browns aren't my favorite NFL team - moving in the right direction.
The Browns have a very talented young defense that ranked 10th in the NFL in yards allowed and fifth in points allowed.
Trent Richardson has the potential to be a stud running back and Brandon Weeden could finally be the franchise quarterback Cleveland has been looking for.
And, oh by the way, the Indians sit in first place right now. While they may not be on anyone's short list of World Series favorites, they are leading the central halfway through the season.
Yes, it stings a bit to have the man who was thought to be Cleveland's sports savior reaching the top somewhere else. But it's time to let go, and look forward to what the future holds for Cleveland sports.
Guys like Irving, Richardson and Adrubal Cabrera might not be homegrown, but they are Cleveland right now. And each one has the potential to be that hero that James almost was.
I can guarantee that if one of those leads Cleveland to any form of a championship, that victory will be 100 times as sweet as a Thunder victory over the Heat would've been.