LeBron James, Welcome to Dwayne Wade's Kingdom and the New "Big Three"
In a not-so stunning prediction, LeBron James is the newest member of the Miami Heat.
The king has relinquished his crown.
Not only does Bron Bron give up the chance to remain a hometown hero, but he also removes the "alpha" male from his title now that he is in D-Wade's stomping grounds.
The bigger question that has to be asked is whether or not the alleged "king" can become a prince playing with a superstar like Wade.
Sorry folks, Chris Bosh is the third stringer, also known as just a star.
Now that the "Big Three" are together, more questions will be asked than answered. Who is the main scorer? Does playing with another dominant scorer mean someone has to give up some of their usual load? Who will play center?
Well, who knows...
Looking at what Miami has in place, one thing is certain. There will be egos hurt every now and then. Bosh will never be the first option, Wade and James will have to dish more than drive, and whoever is put around them better know what they are doing quickly.
Another huge question is how will anyone be able to suit up next to them and contribute? The only two players on the roster are Mario Chalmers and Michael Beasley, both less than stellar talents. Both will be better with some time around the newest additions, but will they be able to be the next Boston Celtics?
Early on, no. Chalmers never had the talent that Rajon Rondo had in college, despite Rondo making some poor decisions before entering the draft. Beasley has the opportunity to hide behind talent and contribute as a role player, because that is all he has shown he can be in the NBA.
It can be argued that no one on the market can play as well with this trio than the supporting cast that surrounded the Celtics from a few years ago. No rookie can play well immediately, and if they could, they would have been drafted. Hints around undrafted players like John Scheyer coming and contributing is about as likely as the Knicks winning the NBA title this year.
Long-term, this team can dominate. Now however, do not expect another championship in South Beach. Once they topple the "Big Three" of the past five years and compete well against the defending champion L.A. Lakers, then talk about rings and dynasties.
Until then, it is just a king, a prince, and a hand servant looking to restore the heat (literally) back in Miami.
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