LeBron James: Did He Make the Wrong Decision Choosing Miami over Chicago Bulls?

Jim BerdyszCorrespondent IMarch 9, 2011

MIAMI - FEBRUARY 06:  Forward LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts against the L.A. Clippers at American Airlines Arena on February 6, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Clippers 97-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Just take a minute and imagine what life would be like had LeBron James decided not to take his talents to Miami this past summer.

No three-headed monster, no wall-to-wall ESPN coverage, no hype and certainly no crying.

Now imagine if LeBron instead decided to follow the footsteps of his idol Michael Jordan and chose to join the Chicago Bulls.

much better picture now, isn't it?

Chicago may have not had the warm sunny beaches like Miami, the never-ending nightlife, the constant attention or even the likes of reality star Kim Kardashian, but the Windy City did offer something. 

Chicago has the beaches of Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier, deep dish pizza and, of course, the soon-to-be-green Chicago river.

Oh yeah and one more thing: Derrick Rose.

Yes, Rose would have ultimately played the most important factor if LeBron decided to come to the city of Chicago. Forget the current Big Three in Miami and just think what the likes of two potential MVPs could have done playing on the same team.

On the surface, it's easy to see what kind of an impact James would have made had he bolted to the Windy City. Without LeBron, the Bulls (44-18) have won 10 of their last 12 games, and have recently passed the Heat as the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

Would Chicago be the best team in the NBA with both LeBron and Rose? I honestly think so.

Miami, on the other hand, has been free-falling of late, losing six of their past seven games to fall two games behind the Bulls in the Eastern Conference standings. What has been the problem for the Heat all season is their lack of winning the big game.

Who knows, maybe when LeBron was counting his fingers as to how many championships the Heat would win, he really meant how many losses the team would have against playoff-contending teams this season.

The Heat are not only 0-3 against Chicago this year, but are also a combined 0-6 against the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs.

Rose, with the help of teammates Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng and Joakim Noah, has made the hype of the Miami Heat all but disappear in their quest to become the best team in the East.

We will never fully know what LeBron could have done in the city of Chicago, but one thing is for sure—he would have been better off as far as the potential for NBA titles.

Even without LeBron, the Bulls could very well have the last laugh when it's all said and done.