LeBron James has made "The Decision."
If you're a Cleveland fan, you're undoubtedly devastated—and you should be.
But not with LeBron.
You should be devastated that Danny Ferry and his atrocious management team surrounded the most gifted athlete in the history of sports with a rotating cast of average players. And please, don't tell me Antwan Jamison and Shaquille O'Neal exceed that label; one defines spineless, the other washed-up.
Sorry Cavs fans; that is a DISGRACE. There is no other word to describe it. Your team doesn't deserve LeBron. YOU do, because you have given him incomparable support and nurtured him to the player he is today, but your organization doesn't.
There are many, of course, who will do their best to cripple his move to Miami with the common critiques: "He's disloyal. He admitted defeat in Cleveland. These titles won't count. It's a super-team. He'll never be in the same category as Kobe or Michael. His legacy is tainted."
Why is it tainted? Because he's going to the place that gives him the best chance to win? Why is that selfish? Why is that admitting defeat?
HE WANTS TO WIN, PEOPLE! Number one priority. Win as many championships as possible. Win. Win. Win.
Virtually every NBA champion in the last 40 years has been led by at least two elite or hall-of-fame-caliber players (Though I can't stand him, it's impossible to argue against Pau Gasol as being elite—there is NO other big man that possesses his combination of skills). It's not fair to fault LeBron for wanting to do the same.
If LeBron was as self-obsessed as everyone thinks he is, he wouldn't be willing to share the spotlight. By becoming part of a "Big Three," he's actually taking the sacrificial, more selfless route of those available. He's even taking less money!
He shouldn't be attacked, but praised for having the understanding that passing on the most unique roster opportunity in NBA history and a chance at a handful of consecutive championships would be a colossal and potentially career-haunting move.
Why are we holding LeBron's abilities against him? Is he supposed to create challenges for himself by going to a team with a lesser supporting cast?
If you're angry at him for going, take a step back, take a deep breath, and literally think about the scenario. He's seven years into his career, entering or in the middle of his prime depending on your opinion and STARVING for a championship. What the heck do you expect?
Stop whining, stop complaining, and get your popcorn ready.
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