You read it correctly. The Chicago Bulls should not pull the trigger on LeBron James in this offseason's upcoming free agency.
After taking notes from the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in this year's final match-up, I've came to the conclusion of many points including individuals that are obvious. So this is what I've attained:
#1 | One player doesn't make a team,which is pretty obvious. The Kobe saga has always been well-known. He drops 38 on the board, yet beside his team reigns a loss. Building a complete team can build solid chemistry, consider the Lakers, where Kobe is the workhorse at the moment, can separate a team. My point? Simple: Kobe has horrible demeanor and confidence after he knows he did more than enough to win, but acts like it's his teams' fault. He has every right to do so, but it can divide a locker room easily.
#2 | Chemistry can take you farther opposed to stardom. With Boston's team of players who all have their unique individual skill sets, you have to come to this conclusion eventually. The Celtics don't have that one amazing player who carries like Kobe does. Everyone does solid work and wins. Including the bench, when they come in and score to freshen up for starters and take a load off their shoulders.
#3 | The Chicago Bulls don't need LeBron James to be among the best. With a free agency chock-full of players to heighten a team's level of play, there is a lot more options and in those LeBron is not involved. Even though I like LeBron as a man and player, I don't feel the urge to go nuts over him, nor do I buy the hype.
I'm a chemistry guy. Whenever I've been in a locker room, regardless of the sport, if everyone knows what to do, is respectful to each other, and can get along perfectly fine, have fun and have the switch to go into focus ,it makes playing much easier.
LeBron is a fine teammate. But the swirling media he brings can divide a locker room and create unnecessarycontroversy.
Let me propose this question to all NBA fanatics out there. Answer honestly and full- heartily, as well explain your theory. Would you rather have one excellent player (LeBron) to go along with Rose and Noah and no money for depth and a bench, or your stars (Rose, Noah) be built around with good, not excellent, players like Joe Johnson or Chris Bosh with depth and a solid bench?
I'd choose answer B, but that's me. The point is, I believe the Chicago Bulls would be better off signing two players (Bosh, Stoudemire, Johnson, etc...) to be built around Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, have Hinrich and Deng as bench players to provide much-needed depth than to have LeBron, who can be injured at any moment just like anyone else, along with no bench whatsoever.
With that being said, I wouldn't mind if the Bulls signed LeBron...