While his decision has not been made official, folks around the Daily News (New York newspaper) and those working at ESPN, specifically Chris Broussard, believe that LeBron has made his decision.
From twitter @Chris_Broussard :
'Sources with knowledge of the situation indeed saying LeBron will join Wade and Bosh in Miami, barring a late change of heart."
Furthermore, if LeBron is headed to South Beach, the Knicks have a deal in place to acquire young athletic big man Anthony Randolph from Golden State in a sign-and-trade with David Lee. You can check that story from ESPN here: http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/news/story?id=5362556
If Miami is indeed where LeBron will call home next season, how is that going to work?
While Batman had Robin, he never truly wanted a sidekick: Can the same be said about LeBron? Does he really want to two sidekicks? Is he that desperate for a ring? If you NBA fans remember, this isn't the first time a group of guys have come together because they wanted that ring.
In 2008, in a draft day trade the Celtics acquired veteran, future hall of famer, Kevin Garnett from Minnesota. Shortly thereafter, the Celtics signed Ray Allen. Is this how Wade/LeBron/Bosh are viewing it? Come together form a powerful dynasty and win multiple rings?
If so, they're doing so at a great time. Wade already has one ring and is 28-years-old, Bosh is 26, and LeBron is the youngest at only 25-years-old.
They call it Wade county but will it become the King's state?
If LeBron announces on ESPN tonight (July 8,2010) that he will be going to Miami, Pat Riley will be making a few phone calls. The NBA allows teams to sign veteran players to the league minimum and exceed the salary cap. With only four players on the roster (Wade, Bosh, Chalmers and Beasley) LeBron would be five. Rumor also has it that Beasley could be in a sign-and-trade to bring Bosh to Miami.
Wade, Bosh, and LeBron is the ultimate team, right? Wrong.
They will not be able to sign any other key players, and while readers will say, "They don't need anyone else," a team is played with five guys on the court. Ask each of these superstars and their response would be the same, "Yea, we'd like to have good role players." If LeBron signs, that is Miami's key to success.
Veteran role players Luke Ridnour, or Raymond Felton would be nice at point guard. Brendan Haywood tops the list as a center option for the Heat.
How would these three phenomenal superstars co-exist? How would the "other guys" feel? Would egos of these three players become a problem? So many questions appear as this rumor gains picks up steam
The definite answer remains to be heard.
The purpose of this article is only to report what I have been hearing. As an NBA fanatic, I know this signing would move the NBA axis. So we should take it in because it will be a long time before we possibly see three basketball greats in their prime, vying for their first ring together (except for Wade he wants his second. Thanks Shaq!)
While bragging rights may not be a big problem, the amount of touches each player gets might become one. There will be no selfishness and these three will find a way to get their stats and still win as a team because that is what great players do.
Is LeBron truly a beach guy?
Needless to say, if the King brings his talent to Florida, it'll always be sunny in Miami.
Sidenote: @iamdiddy just tweeted(2:40 AM EST): Breaking news!!! Lebron signs with the Knicks!! I just saw him leaving the knicks owners house!!! He lives next door to me!!! Let's go NYC that is straight from P. Diddy, Stay tuned "The Decision" will have everyone holding their breath.