Let the fun begin…..
First off I want to begin by giving LeBron James some advice. You have almost every option at your finger tips. Any owner in the NBA would love to have you on their team. Any team would instantly sellout every home game for the next five years. The reality is there are only a few teams that will allow you to win an NBA Title.
- Cleveland Cavaliers – You have what you want. Cavs ownership has cleaned house with both Mike Brown and Danny Ferry kicked to the curb. It looks like Byron Scott is the new head coach and Byron Scott can coach this Cavs’ team to the NBA Finals. You have chemistry with your teammates in Cleveland. I believe staying in Cleveland is your best immediate shot at a return to the NBA Finals
- The best team in Florida. Everyone thinks that if you join Dwayne Wade in Miami and if Pat Riley can lure one more free agent then Miami will return to the promise land. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!. I think you need to team up with Dwight Howard in Orlando. It seems every year Cleveland plays Orlando in the playoffs, every time Orlando upset King James and the Cavs. I was told growing up,” If you beat them, then join them.”
- Chicago Bulls – Chicago is very talented team but it lacks an NBA All Star. You cold be that missing piece that could return Chicago to the NBA Finals. There is one problem with going to Chicago. You will always be in Micheal Jordan’s shadow. You will always be compared to MJ. How many rings did MJ win and how many rings did King James win? If you never surpass MJ’s legacy, you will probably be called Queen James instead of King James.
- Los Angeles. No,No,No. The saying, “If you can’t beat them, then join them”, does not apply here. I am not suggesting LeBron James join the Lakers. That would be fun for a season or two but Kobe would never allow it. I think your best bet is to join the Los Angeles Clippers. Why would I even suggest the LA Clippers? The LA Clippers play at the Staples Center just like the LA Lakers. The Staples Center is place where NBA Championships are part of NBA lore. It is a place where NBA Legends are created. But there is one who could bring balance to Staples Center. It is time for the LA Clippers to no longer be the laughing-stock of the NBA but to be the team where championships are created. The LA Clippers are also in search of a new coach. You could be part of that search.
Most notably missing from my list are both the New York Knicks and the New Jersey Nets. Going to either theses two teams would be a step backwards. Your chances to win an NBA Title would be just a dream. You would make it to the NBA Playoffs, half the NBA does, but only the best win it all.