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Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) calls a play as Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra looks on during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Miami Heat's LeBron James smiles during a post game news conference following Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, in Miami. The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win their second straight NBA championship. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The announcement that, after 146 years, the “The Greatest Show on Earth” is calling it quits brings back fond memories for generations of Akron residents and also a painful reminder of the city’s role in a dark day in circus lore.