LeBron James: What The Decision Proved

Cameron HagerCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2010

MIAMI - JULY 09:  General atmosphere before the Miami Heat introduce LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in a concert like press conference at America Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Finally, it's over. I cannot tell you how happy I am that the LeBron James "Decision" stuff is done. Now ESPN can tell us about all the possible scenarios. Great, just great.


LeBron James has finally made his decision to go to Miami to seek an NBA championship with the 2 other big time free agents. LeBron probably just made many teams worry about their chances to compete this year. If there is one thing this shows is LeBron wants a championship.


A while back one of my favorite sports writers, Bill Simmons, wrote on how this year's decision could define LeBron's career in one word. If he chose the Cavs, it would be loyalty. If he chose the Knicks or Nets, it would be legacy. If he chose the Bulls or Heat, it would be winning. LeBron has chose his word of being a winner. He wants to be a champion. 


Now, we all knew he wanted a championship. It was just a matter of how. He could have chosen sticking with the Cavs till the bitter end but he didn't. He went with the option of playing with two of the best players in the league. He saw a trophy and it wasn't an MVP. This proves LeBron wants to be remembered as a winner.


Bad news, he is going to remembered in a wrong way. The way he presented his decision to a team was the worst way possible. A one-hour special just to tell us where he is going. This is a very bad thing to do. He single hand-idly just made many people hate him in one day. All the "sports purists" such as legends of the sport and those who enjoy the silent approach to things like these, just got very angry. I enjoyed  watching LeBron play but now he just made me hate him. It was even worse that Kevin Durant did a very good thing by signing an extension in the best way possible. Comparisons can be drawn now with these players.


Some of us may have seen hints of how BIG his ego is (i.e. "the Chosen One tattooed on him, and the infamous "We are all witness) but it was given a pass. Now, he has made it obvious to everyone on how BIG his ego is. He knows he's good and it's in his head. He has not only proved in this special that he's a winner but an egotistical person.


Now to all the Heat fans, I'm sure you don't care about this. I can't blame you. You have 3 amazing players on your team. Good for you. I feel bad for the Cavs fans and Knicks fans (wherever you are). LeBron did the worst thing he could do to all Cavs fans. On national television, he told them "No". He just spat in there face. Cavs fans you have my blessing to hate him for the rest of his career. Knicks fans, it must hurt that he came all the way to Connecticut to say "No". I'm sorry but no offense, I feel for the Cavs more.


LeBron has showed he wants to be remembered as a winner but also will be known as an egotistical jerk. It still remains to be seen if a championship will go to South Beach as a good few teams can still compete and we also have to see if Miami can fill a roster. Right now though, at least we can finally rid ourselves of "The Decision" special.