YEAH! BOOM! LeBron wins his first championship! You all watch that game last night? He looked like a man amongst boys out there. The Miami Heat ball movement was the difference in this game for sure. They were rotating it around and hitting the open man for the shot all night long. And… THEY WERE ALL MAKING IT! Mike Miller! Chalmers! Battier! So much fun. SO LeBron James got his first NBA championship trophy, his first NBA Finals MVP, and another season MVP. I’d say 2012 was a successful year for King James!
Watching the post game joy and interviews by LeBron – I couldn’t help but be excited for him. He truly understands that he was somewhat of a “db” last season. Playing the game for the wrong reasons. Playing with HATE and note LOVE. You could tell. THis year he was 10x better and it showed. People grow up! Way to go LeBron. It’s all the first step in shedding that negative public image he obtained after the “announcement” was made.
I almost came out of my seat when I saw LeBron James receive this alley oop dunk where he basically hurdled John Lucas of the Chicago Bulls. This is one of many dunks the King had in this big Heat win over the Bulls. Check the video out below.
Lebron Signs with Miami Heat – congrats LeBron. We will take a little bit to digest this and come back with more later!
Ok we’re back. Haha. So Lebron James is taking his talents to South Beach. Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teaming up with the King. WOW. What a team this is going to be. So if you missed the ESPN Sports “The Decision” 1 hour special where Lebron announced he is signing with the Miami Heat – you can listen to it and watch it below.
So the biggest rumor of the morning is that Lebron James is heading to the Miami Heat to play alongside with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Is this a good idea? Let’s take a look at some of the issues and let you decide for yourself if Lebron James in Miami will hurt his legacy.
Lebron James Will Win Championships
In Miami there is no question in anyones mind that Lebron James will win championships. That’s 3/5 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars playing on one team. All three guys in their prime. We could be talking multiple championships. Wade has a deep desire to win games and championships, Bosh is the perfect complimentary big man, and James is just a freak and stud. This combination WOULD WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS. We see this as a huge plus for Lebron James. He could go down in history as the greatest player with several championships. +1
Such Thing as Watered Down Champs?
There is a common belief that because he would have won championships with 2 other NBA All-Stars that this waters down the fact that Lebron James won a championship. I don’t buy it. A championship is a championship. Every team has to have the pieces in place to win it. Trust me, if the Miami Heat win an NBA Championship with Lebron James on the team – it will be LARGELY because of him. But because the general public feels this way his legacy could be tarnished. You will always hear the people talking… “Lebron James won championships BUTTTT they assembled an all-star team to do it. He couldn’t do it by himself.” Because of this, going to Miami could be a negative thing. -1
This is Dwyane Wade’s Town
To me it would seem a little different if Wade and Bosh were coming to Cleveland to join Lebron. It would feel like Lebron’s team. But because Wade has been in Miami all his career and won a championship there – this is Dwyane Wades team and city. Lebron would essentially be a piece of the puzzle they are adding. Is this what Lebron wants? Can he handle not being THE MAN. Anywhere else Lebron James goes he instantly becomes GOD in that city. But not in Miami. He will have to share the spotlight with the guy the Heat fans already LOVE. -1
Stats, Stats, Stats
Three all-stars on one team means less shots and ultimately stats to go around. Is there any way Lebron will average 30 PPG on this team? Nope. Wade will get his 22+, Bosh will get his 20+ and Lebron might be at 25ish PPG. While this doesn’t sound like a huge deal – how will Lebron James handle sharing the shots, rebounds, steals, etc… He is a statistics nut. His individual boxscore is usually loaded with every number imaginable. There are only so many stats to be had in a game and with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Lebron James in Miami I see this as an issue. Not saying Lebron James only cares about stats – but he’s always been the best player on his team BY FAR. He wants his stats. -1
So you can read all of this and determine for yourself if you think Lebron James to the Miami Heat would hurt his legacy in the long term. Personally, I think it will. I think many people will be bitter about such an all-star team forming. They will view Lebron James in a different manner and always be grumbling about him not being able to do it without Wade and Bosh. And imagine for a minute if they FAIL to win the championship with this team of elite guys? WHOA! The rain would start to pour on Lebron James. Going to Miami is not a good idea Lebron. Just sayin!
So two of the three biggest free agents on the 2010 NBA market announced today that they were signing and going to be playing in Miami next year. The Heat welcome Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to their roster. Dwyane Wade has long been a staple and an icon of the Miami Heat, bringing them a championship some years back. He has now added a great piece to the puzzle in Center Chris Bosh. So what does this mean for Lebron?
Lebron James is scheduled to announce his decision on national television tomorrow night (Thursday) at 9:00 EST. Is there any chance he joins these two mega superstars in Miami? It’s not secret that Lebron wanted to play with Bosh and Bosh wanted to play with King James. But it seems to me like the King wanted Bosh to join him IN CLEVELAND. Bosh wasn’t having that and Lebron wouldn’t budge on the issue. So Bosh took the next best option and went to play with Wade in Miami. I think there is ZERO chance Lebron James goes to play in Miami. No way these three egos can coexist in one city.
So where does this leave him? New York is a strong possibility. If Lebron wants to be the king of the world and continue with all the hype – NEW YORK KNICKS are for him. Amare Stoudemire just signed there so this is a great big man superstar to join him on the Knicks. The Bulls and Clippers and Nets seem to be out of the “picture” as far as I can see. Though Boozer and Lebron to Chicago alongside Rose and Noah would certainly make a scary combination. All signs are pointing back to Lebron staying in Cleveland. I think when it comes down to it, Lebron wants to stay here. It’s all he knows. I’m guessing Lebron James is going to stay a Cav tonight and show everyone he’s not ALL about the brightest lights. The question is – will anyone significant ever join him?