My roommate and best friend (also known as ButteReport) and I often stay up late talking about anything—ranging from sports to finding bobcats in the backyard.
Throughout the playoffs, he has made me love Kevin Garnett. Not by rooting for him or talking about him as the most dominant player in the Finals—he's not—but by showing me several examples as to how much heart the man has.
Although I am a Miami Heat fan and would love to see you play for my team, I promise this is not me begging for a move to South Beach. Instead, it is strictly the reasons why the move would be best for you, "The King."
"Loyalty is something that hurts you at times because you can't get youth back. I can honestly say that if I can go back and do my situation over, knowing what I know now with this organization, I'd have [come to Boston] a little sooner," Garnett said after defeating the Cavs in the Eastern Conference semifinals—a huge upset that stunned NBA fans across the nation.
You can't get youth back, and you've already spent seven seasons in the NBA. What do you have to show for it? Back-to-back MVP seasons? If you can even justify it, a trip to the 2007 NBA Finals?
Your answer should be nothing, you've got nothing to show for the seven seasons. Yes, a ring is that important, you even said it yourself.
Garnett described himself as feeling "on top of the world" after winning the NBA Finals in 2008.
LeBron, I want you to watch this and tell me you don't crave for this kind of emotion:
Almost any sports fan watching that video would have cold chills sent up their spine. Garnett's emotions are almost tangible here. I know every athlete wishes to feel this amazing at one point in their career, do you agree?
If not, stop reading because I could save a lot of time by telling you to go to New York—the financial possibilities are endless there.
If you're with me, my appreciation is extended.
Seven seasons in. Seven seasons wasted. With the biggest free agency in NBA history on the horizon, you can go wherever you want.
LeBron, go to Miami.
Playing alongside superstar Dwyane Wade, living on South Beach, saving money from taxes, and beautiful weather—what more could you ask for?
Miami has the money to sign Wade, you, and an additional all-star caliber player. Does that sound like a team that can win championships?
I think so.
Between you, Wade, and another all-star, the Heat would immediately become a dynasty.
Wade knows how to win, along with the heart of a lion—alongside him you could place yourself in the best position for winning rings.
You have said it yourself, you'd rather win one championship than be considered the best player to ever live. You believe it yourself—a championship is what defines a career.
By your knowledge, Mehmet Okur is above you.
Go somewhere warm. Go somewhere you can play with a friend. Go somewhere the fans love their players. Go somewhere with opportunity. Go somewhere you can win. Go to Miami.
I hate to sound like a homer, but Miami sounds like the best choice. Wade wants to stay in Miami, join him and become a part of what could potentially be the best duo the NBA has seen since Jordan and Pippen.
Garnett's message is out there, you can't get back your youth. I'd suggest you listen to him, he found his way to the top of the world. Make your eighth season the beginning of something special and come to Miami.
P.S.—It wouldn't hurt to follow me on Twitter (MrBennett3). Think of the possibilities, we could be best friends and you could give me a piece of that max contract for helping you make lifetime decisions.