Say you were dating a beautiful girl. She's far hotter than you deserve and you keep questioning (to yourself) why she's with you. You have lots of annoying little habits and she puts up with all of them because you've been together since high school and deep down she knows you need her more than anything in the world. Her leaving would just crush you.
Then say she leaves you. She meets this new guy and he's rich, funny, outgoing, self-assured and basically everything you're not. All of a sudden, she's not returning your phone calls, she's avoiding all the places you two used to go together, she's never at her house. One day, she posts on her Facebook that she's engaged to this other guy and then you see her riding around in that beautiful car that you'll never be able to afford with a guy you could never be. It hurts doesn't it? Even more than you could have ever imagined, right?
I kind of feel like that's how this whole LeBron James/City of Cleveland thing is playing out. James ditched Cleveland for the way hotter, way more fun guy (Miami) and Cleveland doesn't quite know how to react. Instead of getting over it and moving on, they just get increasingly bitter and I feel they've taken it to a whole new level with their response ad (which I love, by the way) to LeBron's "What Should I Do?" commercial (which I also love).
But I guess that's what happens when your high school sweetheart dumps you on national television. You just have no idea how to move on. They'll get over it. But not for a long, long time.