NBA Free Agents: LeBron James Can Be Successful With Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Rachel MarcusCorrespondent IJuly 4, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14:  LeBron James #23 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Eastern Conference celebrate their 141-139 victory over the Western Conference during the NBA All-Star Game, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. 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 Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Who says that LeBron James teaming up with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will be a failure?

There have been rumors of a "superteam" involving these three guys all playing together. And though it is unlikely to happen, if it were to occur, let's not automatically think of the 2004 USA Olympic Basketball team.

Rather, consider the 2008 Boston Celtics.

In 2007, the Celtics were coming off of a disastrous season.

So what did they do?

They added two superstars (Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen) to a team already led by fellow All-Star Paul Pierce.

And we all know what happened next. They won the NBA Championship. With three big egos.Β 

So yes, it can be done. James, Bosh, and Wade all want to win a championship just as much as the Celtics' Big Three did.Β 

And it seems like they're willing to check their egos at the door.

Now, like I said before, this "superteam" remains pretty unlikely. For the three of them to land on say, the Miami Heat, a lot of pieces would have to fall together.

But even if just James and Bosh ended up on a team together (which appears more likely), don't automatically assume there will be fights over who should take the game-winning shot.

Everyone, including Bosh, knows that LeBron will be the king on any team he plays on. And Bosh has stated that he is more than fine with that. He doesn't want to carry a whole city on his back.

Not to mention, Bosh is no LeBron. But he is good enough to be the best second option LeBron has ever had (sorry, Shaq).

Plus, LeBron, wants some better help than Mo Williams and Big Z.

So, even though LeBron may still end up flying solo with the team he selects, don't expect disaster if he does end up with Bosh, Wade, or both.


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