It's official. The King of basketball is packing his bags and moving south to the neon lights of South Beach!
Sound a bit dramatic? Sure, it absolutely is. But when you have arguably the best basketball player in the entire world, the next billionaire baller, and still sans a championship, the earth will rattle when the tide turns.
In an hour-long special filled with LeBron James highlights, game plays, and NBA commentary, LeBron told the world where he plans to spend the next part of his fabu-basketball career: Oh Miami, Miami!
After being courted by an array of teams as though he was going through sorority rush week, LeBron chose to leave his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio for greener pastures, and bluer seas.
LBJ's new teammates will include the likes of Dwayne Wade (who just signed an extension to continue playing for the Heat) and Chris Bosh (freshly acquired in free agency from the Toronto Raptors). These three power players, together, will bring massive "heat" to the Eastern Conference.
Miami has their eyes fixated on the Lakers' current prize.
Are there foreseeable problems in LeBron's future? Of course, nothing comes without a price tag. It's been said that if you sell your soul to the devil, you'll watch it burn for eternity. If you're a fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron's former team as of yesterday, you'll completely understand the truth behind it all.
In what's been called "the funeral," Cleveland fans spent Thursday night burning Cavaliers jerseys baring their former King's name in effigy.
The owner of the Cavs, Dan Gilbert, sent out a letter to Cleveland fans, scathing LeBron, and guaranteeing fans, "The Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA Championship before the self-titled former 'King' wins one."
Meanwhile, others across the country are left shaking their heads, wondering if LeBron's decision to play a role in what's being called "the big three" will ruin his opportunity to truly make an honest name for himself as the single leader of a team.
One thing is for sure, the NBA landscape is now vastly different than what we've seen in the past. Whether or not LeBron keeps his reign as King will be watched under a massive microscope that will play out on a tightly-knit wooden stage. LeBron James has more to prove then ever before, but if he's worth his weight in money and prestige, Miami fans could be in for a massive treat.
Is it basketball season yet?!?