In the midst of the fallout of the ‘LeBron James Saga’ and allegations of tampering, the Miami Heat are poised to make, literally, an overnight rise to the top of the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings.
LeBron James and Chris Bosh were somehow swayed to join Dwyane Wade in Miami instantly creating a super team.
When you look past all the hoopla and childish rhetoric, this team will potentially be the best in the NBA.
Many believe that these three egos are too big to coexist in harmony, but they have already passed their biggest test of selflessness, they gave up money. Yes, the benjamins, buckaroos or squilla as Master P would put it.
So what did these star athletes get for putting the team concept ahead of their personal bank accounts, they got verbal lashings from media outlets, NBA analysts and thousands of bloggers around the nation.
For what? All of these guys honored their respective contracts and subsequently made career decisions that were in their best interest, not in the best interest of their owners or the fans.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert even claimed that Lebron James is ‘narcissistic,’ and used the phrase “cowardly betrayal” when responding to his feelings about his decision to leave Cleveland.
One thing Dan Gilbert and owners in all professional sports won’t claim, is that they are loyal. They are only loyal to themselves. They trade, release and acquire players when it’s in their best interest, so why can’t a player exercise the same, league given, right when the appropriate time is at hand.
As I digress, the Miami Heat will win the 2010-11 NBA Finals, the only question in my mind is, will it be Lebron, Wade or Bosh as the Finals MVP.
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