Are you regretting it yet, LeBron? Oh, excuse me, King James?
It's been a few months since LeBron had his own one-hour special, that we all ended up laughing at, covering "The Decision." An hour of our night wasted on three minutes of him saying where we all knew where he was going. It wasn't a surprise.
He, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh got their own little introduction to Heat fans, which seemed like more of a theatrical performance and "look at us," than anything else. Three guys don't make a team; where were the rest of their teammates?
The NBA season has opened on Tuesday night and Miami is finding out that they're not going to be able to run through the entire league or, perhaps, even get close to the single season wins record set by the Chicago Bulls several years ago.
So, I'll ask again, are you rethinking your decision, LeBron?
Here are 10 reasons that this was your worst decision to date.
Three players does not a team make, King James. That makes me sick just to say that, king of what? He doesn't have a championship ring, got beat in the Finals, so what's he King of?
LeBron, you, Dwayne, and Chris can't do it just the three of you. Ask Kobe how it went for the Lakers when they had him, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton, and Karl Malone.
The rest of your team needs to be at least halfway decent.
Seriously, LeBron, what did you see in Chris Bosh? Just out of sheer curiosity.
He didn't lead Toronto to much of anything so you thought he'd help you, how?
If tonight shows you anything, going 3-for-11 with just eight points isn't going to cut it.
LeBron, this isn't a one-man show, this isn't Cleveland.
I know you've gotten used to being the best player on your team, but while you may think you are now, you're not.
Case in point, you took just four fewer shots (21) than both Wade and Bosh combined (25).
Lamar Odom was on AM 1090 in San Diego today and was asked about "the big three" in Miami, to which Lamar responded, "the media and the fans need to stop criticizing LeBron about going to Miami. He went somewhere where he thought he could win."
So do players that sign with the Yankees, yet I don't hear anyone telling the media, or fans, to "stop criticizing them."
LeBron, you have a new publicist when Lamar retires.
I don't know what you were thinking, LeBron, but this is not a league that you can just run through anymore.
You can't stack the deck on your favor and think teams are going to roll over.
Teams don't see your last name and your number underneath it. They see a HUGE target and they're going to be amped up for you when you come to town or when they come to visit you.
Everyone is going to step up their game just for you.
When Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley, two of whom have championship rings, are criticizing you, you should probably know you didn't make the right move.
You don't want three Hall of Famers mad at you, whoops, too late.
Isn't it a tad bit ironic that the first team you face, LeBron, is a team that knows how to play together and guys that know their roles?
Garnett and Pierce, combined, finished with fewer shots (18) than you did all by yourself (21). That should tell you something.
With the addition of yourself and Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat fans thought they were a shoo-in for the NBA title.
Now, they're realizing that the game isn't played on paper but on the floor. Uh oh.
I should have realized this from the start, but I don't know why I didn't. This move for you wasn't about basketball or winning a championship. This was about you still being the man but doing it in a more high profile city.
It's so obvious now. You can sit there and say "it wasn't about the money" but then you have to realize, while you took a pay cut to go to Miami, you'll have plenty from endorsements, commercials, and everything else that you didn't need a big contract to play in South Beach.
Oh, need I mention there's no income tax in Florida. I imagine that might help your pocket book a little, too.