Lebron, it’s on!

Today is the day where we could see upheaval in the NBA or just another year of big money men switching teams. NBA owners and fans have salivated for years, waiting for this day to arrive. Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh lead the pack of free agents who are ready to change jerseys all in the name of green.

There was this wild theory floating out there that the big three of this pool of players were all going to sign on the dotted line for Miami. This triumvirate would surely be a force to reckon with for years to come. We saw what the Lakers tried to do a few years ago with Shaq, Kobe, Karl Malone, Gary Payton, and D-Fish. They flamed out, and could not win the title for an aging Karl and Gary. We know now that there were too many stars there for Kobe to take control of the team and guide the Lakers to victory. He never really could do that with Shaq there.

So lets just assume that Lebron, Wade, and Bosh all unite in Miami. Do they win? Obviously it’s anyone’s guess and they look like the best team on paper. Don’t forget Pat Riley is in control. I say ultimately, something happens each year that would prevent them from winning the title. Now, I don’t think it really matters, because I don’t really believe for a second that it will happen.
I’ve been pretty convinced for a while now that Lebron will go to Chicago and try to follow in Michael’s footsteps. The supporting cast is there, and frankly it’s a better write-up than Lebron being among the royality in New York. He’s already the king of Cleveland, and yes while I know there is no comparison between the two cities, Lebron would have to work as hard or harder to win the ring at MSG.

Here’s why Chicago makes more sense. By the way, I just love this website called send Lebron to Chicago. Lebron has much more help in Chicago. Bosh likely comes with him. Throw in one of the league’s better point guards in Derrick Rose, and add in Joakim Noah. That’s a pretty healthy foursome to compete with Kobe, Gasol, Artest, a balky Bynum, and an againg Fischer. The Knicks just don’t have anything close in terms of talent.

But the biggest thing is that like Michael, Lebron will be the THE MAN in Chicago. There are no Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, White Sox, or Bears players to match his stature. None. Urlacher? Please. Lebron could be the windy city’s savior. The Cubs and Sox are mired in another so-so season. Zambrano has been grabbing most of the headlines with his antics. Lebron could be taller than the Sears Willis tower.

In New York, Lebron, as great as he is, is just another big name in an overwhelmingly big city. CC Sabathia, Lebron’s buddy, knows he’s second-rate to Jeter. I mean nobody holds a candle to Jeter in New York. But really CC’s just one of about 10 megastars on that team. You’ve got Manning and Sánchez hogging the spotlight from November to February. Big names get lost in the Big Apple. And before anybody loses their mind, I know Lebron is bigger than almost all of them. But the point is, New York is a distracted buffet. Their fans are die hards, but they have ADHD. And rightly so, they’ve got a huge platter of entrees to choose from. Mets, Yankees, Rangers, Islanders, Giants, Jets, Knicks, and Nets. Lebron might be the Chrysler building in New York, but he’s lost in the sea of skyscrapers, sotospeak.


~ by sotospeaks on July 1, 2010.

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