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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2010

LeBron the jaguar —not the Cavalier — leaving Ohio

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio — A LeBron is leaving northeast Ohio, but it's a cat, not a Cavalier.

Whether NBA superstar LeBron James is staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers is still a big question, but the Akron Zoo says it will say goodbye to another LeBron, a jaguar born there last year.

By mid-June, the cat is going to the Brevard (breh-VAHRD') Zoo in Melbourne, Fla., in hopes he'll produce offspring with a female jaguar named Masaya.

A zoo statement on Thursday said the jaguar LeBron got his name in a contest.

LeBron James grew up in Akron and once lived not far from the zoo's entrance. He can become a free agent this summer, and there's Been massive speculation about whether he'll stay in his home state, with Cleveland.