What if Lebron didn’t take his talents to South Beach?

Posted on May 11, 2011 by

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Could you imagine if Lebron James didn’t join forces with D Wade in Miami? Lebron and Wade said that the Celtics inspired them to join forces and get to where they are today…

“They set the blueprint for us when they decided to make the trade for [Kevin Garnett] and for Ray [Allen]Seeing guys make sacrifices to come together and play as one. They set the blueprint and went out there and did it. They won a championship. They competed every year.”

1. What if Lebron stayed in Cleveland…

If Lebron stayed a Cav, they wouldn’t be  a lottery team. They would be a playoff team. Lebron would have never became a villain. Lebron would have stayed a hero and America’s favorite player. Cleveland may have gotten a 1-seed, and who knows, they may have beaten a Wade-Bosh Heat team in this year’s playoffs.

I believe that if Lebron stayed in Cleveland, he would have won a third consecutive MVP (beating out D Rose), but never gotten a NBA Championship.

2. What if Lebron joined the Bulls…

In my opinion, Lebron should have went to Chicago. He let Jordan’s shadow scare him away, but when it comes down to it, I believe that joining the Bulls would have put him on par with Kobe Bryant.

Kobe has 5 rings.  3 of them were with a top of his prime, in shape, MVP-status, Shaquille O’Neal. The latter two were more impressive as he won with less, but still had a performing Pau Gasol as his sidekick.

Lebron might win a championship or two or three with D Wade and the Heat, but if he sent his talents to Chi-City, Lebron may have won six or seven. Lebron and D Rose, who is better than Wade in my opinion, would have been the most explosive pairing in the history of the Association. Those two players would have made magic instead of enemies.

Instead, Lebron will spend his career playing the role of the villain. It is sad to know that someone who I genuinely liked as a player and person will forever be tarnished by his decision to live it up on South Beach. He went from someone in the realm of Jordan to GTL’n it with Jersey Shore’s The Situation.

Anyone but the Heat

-Hutch

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