Whether you love the LeBron free-agency saga or you’re sick of it, we can all agree that his decision is one of the most important the NBA has seen in a long time.
When he finally decides where he will be signing not only will it put an end to all of the media hype and not only will it make the team he chooses a title contender, but it will also have a profound, indirect affect on many other things going on in the NBA.
While we’re all waiting for LeBron to choose where he’s going to play, maybe the biggest story of this off-season will end up being the fallout that takes place around the NBA after LeBron signs on the dotted line.
It may be hard to believe because of all the LeBron coverage that has been taking place for the last few months, but there are many other sub-plots taking form around the league and almost all of them will be influenced by where King James goes.
Initially it seemed that the media would be hyping up the LeBron free-agency story because it’s the most interesting thing to talk about.
It’s also one of the easiest stories to write/report about because, in truth, no one knows for sure what LeBron’s plan is, which leaves plenty of room for rampant speculation and hypothesizing.
But perhaps the media is smarter than we’ve been giving them credit for. Perhaps the reason for the 24/7 LeBron talk is more than just where he will be signing.
Maybe the media realizes the enormity of LeBron’s decision to affect; the NBA as a whole and every individual team in it, the city of Cleveland, other free agents from this class and for years to come, and the way free agency is approached by both players and organizations in the future.
Where LeBron signs is just the beginning. Let’s take a look at the potential ramifications that his signing may have on the NBA as a whole.