Now re the Miami crew. If you're an NBA fan and have ever bought a ticket to a game or watched a game on TV or somehow supported the league, you (me included) are whats caused this whole fanfare. Obviously as displayed by whats happend this past week the players are absolutely running this league to the detriment of some fans (Cavs fans especially) and the owners. It'll be interesting next year when the collective bargaining agreement is negotiated what happens cause something has to give.
In my personal opinnion what I don't like about whats transpired is the over hype and fan fare and coldbloodedness that LBJ displayed with the build-up and that 1 hours ESPN announcement ... man and I thought Kobe was known as the Black Mamba ... that show and announcement was just murder for a Cav fan!
Other than that I say good for those 3, for chasing after what "THEY" want. They were in their right as Unrestricted Free Agents to choose their destination. Their primary goal apparently, to WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS they saw that this was best done together on one team. End of story.
People ranting and complaining about this are because in their mind they built Lebron to be something he obviously doesn't want to be. He doesn't want to be the heir apparent to Jordan or to be know at this point at least as the greatest ever ... he simply wants to win CHAMPIONSHIPS. Good for him, Flash and CB4 (I mean CB1). Think of the long list of NBA stars that never won a championship and or tried to win a championship in the twilight of their career by joining forces then with other stars, to little to late (except in recent years for the Big 3).
The stars alligned for these new "Three Kings" like it did for the Three Magi many many years ago this time it pointed to South Beach, Miami though ... LOL!
Oh man wish the season began now ... GO LAKERS GO and maybe the Raps will get their someday too!
I don't think you're wrong on any of your points, but in the case of Lebron, it's THE WAY he did things that angered a lot of people. I don't think he decided the morning of; these 3 "Kings" orchestrated this privately. What's worse is that he gave up in the playoffs against the Celtics knowing his contract was ending; there is no honour in that, in my opinion, and he should have been up-front sooner, and didn't need that ESPN show. I think even if he at least cried real tears, the Ohio people might have thought he genuinely wanted to stay, but rather, he always said "I" as in me, myself and I before he talked about Cavs and the fans. At least when Wayne Gretzky left Edmonton, that looked like real emotion, and there was more truth to Wayne at the time that he wanted to move "for his family."
Did you guys see the spectacle in Miami yesterday where they came out on a podium as though it it was a concert?
These guys and their over-the-top exhibitions are so ridiculous that you can't even get mad, and have to just laugh your asses off.
I totally want Kobe and company to spank the Heat. Hopefully Ron Artest will go insane and clothesline on of these 3 guys when they're in the air going for a dunk.