Believe me, the thought has crossed his mind...
Aside from the fact that this has no chance, whatsoever, from happening, this deal is good for no one.
If a deal went on between the Heat and Magic, it would make more sense from the Heat standpoint to involve the lesser of the big three, Bosh and Mike Miller, as a throw in. But why would you do that when you came up two games short of a championship in your inaugural season, despite having key players and superstars not at full health?
Regardless, here goes the scenario. Why Bosh? With Howard you’d get a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and a player that plays back to the basket. A consistent low-post player is something the Heat could use.
If you are the Heat and you give up LeBron, you give up the most popular player in the league. And, arguably the best athlete ever in the history of the game when it comes to a combination of speed, size and strength.
If you give up Wade then you give up the player that turned your franchise around, the cornerstone that you have assembled this dynasty around and the fan favorite. Good luck selling that to true Miami Heat fans.
Not only that, but you give up the player that Riley has publicly called the best in the world and a proven clutch player. Leave behind LeBron and Bosh, who had zero combined finals victories before last season, and acquire Howard who won a grand total of one.
Now for the Magic. If you were the Magic, Wade’s propensity to get injured and age scares you, even though he is the better, most proven player of the three. If you’re the Magic, you like LeBron because he’s the most popular player in the league and arguably the best overall player.
However, he has a laundry list of baggage that includes his infamous entourage, his accusatory nature of quitting when the going gets tough and the inability to perform in the clutch. While you’d have relevance in the league with either of these guys, you couldn’t seriously consider yourself a teacher based off what you have on your roster.
I say: Do I even have to say it?