NBA Free Agency Rumors: LeBron James Should Pair up with Dwyane Wade in Miami

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IMay 25, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14:  LeBron James #23 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Eastern Conference celebrate their 141-139 victory over the Western Conference during the NBA All-Star Game, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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LeBron James has had more pressure to win an NBA championship than any single athlete in the league. From the moment he first stepped foot onto the court he has been compared to the great Michael.

This past season James entered his seventh year in the league, still ring-less.

Analysts could not help but salivate over the fact that it took MJ seven long seasons before he finally won his first championship ring and that James could possibly mimic Jordan with the seven-year trend.

With the Cavaliers roster better than ever (offseason signing of Shaq and a mid-season deal that landed forward Antawn Jamison), James and company fell short of even smelling a whiff of the championship trophy.

Fast-forward a few weeks later and the entire city of Cleveland has turned into absolute panic and desperation mode, as you can all witness below.

LeBron Song

From what it seems like, the Cavaliers are slowly beginning to crumble, especially after firing the 2008-09 Coach of the Year Mike Brown, who led Cleveland to the NBA's best record in back-to-back seasons.

With LeBron James's fate entirely up to him, doesn't it seem ideal for the star to bolt from a team that has placed immeasurable amounts of pressure on him to win a championship?

You can guarantee that James is so embarrassed from his team's early exit and lack of ability to win a championship that he just might consider departing from his beloved hometown to team up with superstar Dwyane Wade and Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley in the sunny city of Miami.


Why Would He Do Such a Thing, You Might Ask?

For starters, all the build-up of pressure over the years would instantly evaporate into thin air.

James would be joining an organization that has proven in the past that they know how to win. 

Paired up with D-Wade, James would not have to worry about carrying his team on his own broad shoulders or having to knock down the final shot to capture the W.

LeBron would finally get the opportunity to strictly play his game and not be forced to kick his play into overdrive.


What about the Spotlight? Why Would James Want to Share It with Wade?

With the spotlight shared, both athletes would compete to perform at their peak, forcing both stars to play their best basketball.

While many people would believe that both Wade and James want the spotlight only on themselves, the fact is that's not entirely true.

They both have an extremely strong desire to win championships, simply put.

Teaming up would give the stars their best chance to rack up rings.

At the end of the day winning a championship is what it's all about and if James believes that he has a better chance of winning it with a player like Dwyane Wade, don't you think he'll take those odds and run with them?

One day many years from now James is going to want to be known as the best player to have ever played the game of basketball and the decision he makes this offseason will rest upon whether or not his dream will come true.