We all know that NBA All-Star Lebron James is the best player to gun for out of the upcoming free agents in 2010. He also (to no surprise) has the most speculation about where he is going to go.
I am here just to give you my two-cents on where he will end up starting the 2010-11 season. All of these reasons point to the Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls have enough cap space for Lebron & Company. I say company because wherever he signs there is bound to be a second star following soon after.
Chicago has enough cap space for not only a maxed out contract for Lebron, but another maxed out contract for another superstar.
If we know anything about Lebron, there are two things he cares about. The first one being money and the second one being an NBA championship.
On a T.V. interview Lebron clearly stated that given the option of being the best player that ever lived or having an NBA championship, he would choose the championship.
In this league you now need a team full of decent-great players. Look at the past few champions: the Lakers had Bryant, Artest, Gasol, Bynum and Odom. The Celts had Garnett, Pierce, Allen, and Rondo.
Who did Lebron have? Mo Williams? Shaq? None of these guys could compete with what the other teams had.
With Chicago, Lebron would have Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Himself, and another All-Star (or two) depending on how much cap space the Bulls end up with. Not to mention that all of these guys are young.
This means Lebron can compete for many championships down the road instead of a couple championships with an aging team (like the Celtics did).
Now that his championship is locked in let's talk about money. Lebron is all about money, he said it himself that he wants to be a billionaire. Already he is the third most recognized athlete in sports only behind Tiger Woods and David Beckham.
With the Bulls, Michael Jordan made the franchise globally recognized. With this in place it should be easier for Lebron to become a global icon. This means more ads and more money with those ads.
Don't think Lebron's stupid, he is good friends with one of the top guy's when it comes to money: Warren Buffett. Warren can help him tremendously and I think he already told Lebron about this fact with the Bulls being previously known throughout the world.
There is even a hint that Lebron is moving to Chicago! I think he made up his mind a year ago that if he didn't win a championship last season, he was done with Cleveland. Hence he made the excuse of changing his number to 6 this year because of Michael Jordan; but in reality it is because the Bulls already retired the number 23.
Now I'm not saying this is clearly why he did it because I don't know, nor does anybody else but this SEEMS like something Lebron would do because he thinks everything through to the nth degree.
How can Lebron do all of this without looking like a bad guy to his hometown and Cleveland?
Lebron will simply make some ridiculous demands and then come out saying that the Cavs could not meet those demands. It's a smart thing to do rather than just leaving without a good solid reason.