It's official. LeBron James has decided to move his kingdom to South Beach, Florida.
His decision has caused a flurry of emotions throughout the NBA community. He's been accused of selfishness, betraying his hometown, and ruining his legacy.
Sorry, but these are all false accusations.
James wants to win championships, plain and simple, and after seven seasons of failing to do so in Cleveland, he finally realized that the time to make a move was now or never. As much as he would have loved to win it all in his hometown, he had a much larger window of opportunity in Miami.
At the end of the day, it's all about championships. When you have three of the NBA's most dominant players united on one team, it's a recipe for success.
Hell, the Miami Heat could hold their own in the 2012 Olympics.
When this dynasty comes to an end, no one is going to look back and take anything away from James because it was "Wade's team." Who cares if he decided to take the chance of a lifetime and ultimately create a "Superteam"? Rings are rings.
Of all of the talent we've seen come and go in this league, there hasn't been one player who's been able to do it all by himself.
Not even Kobe.
There's no doubt in my mind that the Miami Heat will win the Eastern Conference next season and probably the NBA Championship. I know there are a lot of skeptics, but we heard the same thing in 2007 when Boston decided to form a "Big Three" of their own.
"Who is this Rajon Rondo kid?"
"You honestly think Kendrick Perkins will make an impact?"
Fact of the matter is, whoever is surrounded by the talents of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, will become a better player.
If it took the Lakers seven games to beat Boston's "Big Three," who are much older and past their prime than Miami's new "Superteam," then why is everybody picking them as a lock to win the 2011 NBA Finals?
Barring injuries, there's no reason that the Miami Heat can't run this league for the next six or seven years. With all three of these gifted athletes joining forces in their prime, they could very well end their careers with more rings than Kobe Bryant. By no means will it be an easy task, but it can certainly be done.
I hate it when people say things along the lines of "It's never going to work because each player is going to want all the spotlight for themselves". If that was the case they wouldn't have taken the time to not only discuss the situation among themselves, but agree to take significant pay cuts as well.
Something magical is happening in Miami and it has NBA fans around the world on the edge of their seats.
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