July 8th, 2010. It was a day in sports history that changed not only the immediate future of the NBA, but it also impacted the way that athletes will conduct themselves off the court in the future.
With the announcement from LeBron James saying he will be taking his talents to South Beach, LeBron ignited a fire. A fire that not only was burning inside the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans like bad indigestion, but a fire that also burned through the NBA and caused a rampant wildfire throughout the NBA - but for the better.
While nearly every sports fan holds their own reserved opinion on what they thought of LeBron's infamous "Decision", one thing remains clear: "The Decision" was one of the best things to ever happen to the NBA.
While in no way am I condoning the actions of LeBron James or the way he left Cleveland, I will acknowledge the fact that "The Decision" sparked the average sports fans interest level in the NBA significantly.
While it is not debatable that LeBron (and Chris Bosh too) joining Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat created a new, original and special type of "buzz" around the NBA, there are a few things that we can learn from LeBron's highly criticized "Decision".