I expect so much controversy on this topic.
But I choose to do it anyway.
There's all this talk about no one ever wants to come to Minnesota... But how is it that we pulled Phil Jackson's right hand man to Minnesota?
How is it that one of the top young point guards in the league Ramon Sessions turned down New York's offer and signed with Minnesota? Why would this occur if no one wanted to come to Minnesota?
Since when did the market make the team?
Since when was Minnesota a horrible market? I remember Kevin Garnett getting plenty of endorsements.
In the last 10 years, only one MAJOR market team has won a championship and that's the Los Angeles Lakers.
Call me crazy, but the marketing thing is overated.
If LeBron wants to truly contend, signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves would not be a bad move, and I picture that around the time the Cleveland Cavaliers get eliminated from the playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves possibility will start to surface in the same aspect that the Lamar Odom signing surfaced.
The Minnesota fan base has currently been revamped! The Minnesota Twins made the playoffs in a historic tiebreaker game that had the Metrodome going insane. The Minnesota Vikings are arguably the best team in the NFL right now.
One thing that attracts free agents is a possiblity of moving forward, but mainly it's money. Most people would assume that LeBron would sign with New York, because of the many endorsement deals.
But I'll tell you that if LeBron were to sign to a basketball team that resided in Alaska, that endorsements would come to him anyways...He's freaking LeBron James, he makes money in his dreams when he's dreaming of sleeping...
All jokes aside though. Charles Barkley sometimes acts like a goon, but he generally has very smart things to say.
I remember him having a quote saying that it would be wise for LeBron to go to a team with a young "star" where they can grow together and contend for titles.
I also hear everyone call our main guy Al Jefferson "a star."
I've also heard LeBron saying that it's nice having a post presence to play with, seeing that he's never had that in his career.
If anybody disagrees with it, they are obviously blinded.
Who wouldn't want to play with Jonny Flynn, Al Jefferson, Ramon Sessions, Kevin Love, Wayne Ellington, Corey Brewer and three 1st round picks next season?
Does anyone else see that if LeBron signed with the Timberwolves next season, that Ricky Rubio would be literally begging to get out of his contract next season to play for the Wolves?
Experts say that any team that runs a triangle should have a versatile wing player (Kobe, Jordan). LeBron fits the bill, right?
LeBron would be playing with young players, with new head coach Kurt Rambis who's already getting praise from ESPN's analysts and such.
All in all, it's out of my hands, but in my personal opinion, signing with the Wolves wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. I MEAN ALL THE BIG FREE AGENTS AS WELL, NOT JUST LEBRON JAMES.