Saturday, June 21, 2014
LeBron James: The Decision Part II
First I don't think you could ask much more of LeBron in his current run with Miami. James has been nothing short of a beast as he led the Heat to two championships and four straight Finals appearances. Only the loss to Dallas in 2011 was an upset. I still can't figure that one. Doesn't matter as LeBron is the reason Miami made it to four straight Finals and it was in no way his fault they lost this year to the San Antonio Spurs. Miami just ran into the best team in the league and it showed. I think LeBron is probably the second best player all-time and there are good arguments about him being number one.
Would LeBron go somewhere else? Teams like Chicago, the Lakers, Houston, Cleveland, New York and anyone with a dream will make a push to get the best free agent ever. Some are in a better position than others. I personally think Houston would be the best destination followed by Chicago. Houston gives him a true big man and an excellent scorer. Chicago has the great shooting guard and a good big man as well as shooters around them. Would any of them be instant contenders with James? Hard to tell but James carried the Cavaliers to a Finals appearance with a lineup that wouldn't scare anyone. So putting him on a team with real stars and talent has to make you think they could do it. Houston of course would have to fight through a stacked Western Conference so Chicago seems like a better fit assuming you believe Derrick Rose can stay healthy. If I had my druthers I would like to see him go to San Antonio. I know it would never happen but you have to love the thought. He is perfect for their style of game. Fast breaking style, team offense, and he can play defense. Would be a great bridge to the post-Duncan era. I can dream. Well a real dream would be him landing with Atlanta or Portland but I haven't been drinking that much tonight.