With LeBron James's announcement that he is off to Miami to seek out greater fortunes with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and the Miami Heat, words like dedication and loyalty have been being bandied about quite a bit lately.
LeBron now plays for Miami, fine. He had every right to follow his heart and try to play for a championship.
But not everyone thinks the way LeBron does. Some athletes over the years have attempted to bring the championship to their team rather than trying to bring themselves to a championship.
Here is a list of the 24 most loyal athletes in team sports history.
(By the way, it should be noted that staying with one team for a long time before the free agent era was less a sign of loyalty and more a sign that players couldn't leave teams as freely as they could once free agency became widespread. So don't look for a lot of Stan Musial and Bill Russell types on this list.)