This summer has been the most heavily anticipated summer in NBA history. the cream off the crop of NBA superstars are peddling themselves before the end of the CBA (collective Bargaining Agreement) next season.
As of this writing the players union has given the NBA a proposal for a new CBA.
Teams have been clearing cap space for the last three years hence making this the Summer of Lebron.
Players like Dywane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire and Rudy Gay were all supposed to wait their turn at the money table. It didn't happen that way. Rudy Gay took one for the home town and got $80 million over five years.
Rudy is a nice player but when Memphis needed him to step up his game in order to make the playoffs he failed. He continued to score but he wasn't been able to figure out how to score to help his team move to the next level.
Joe Johnson falls in the same category as Rudy. The difference is that the Atlanta Hawks made the playoffs but his lack of leadership has left them labeled as underachievers. Yet the Hawks front office threw a $119 million contract at him.
Amare who made his claim to stardom on the passes of Steve Nash, bolted for the lights off Broadway and agreed to a $100 million dollar deal with the New York Knicks.
It seems like the lights have also left Donny Walsh a little bit dim-witted; he knew his chances of landing Lebron has diminished so this was a move to save face.
Three stars whose heart has been questioned get big money because LeBron James' indecsion has caused teams to lose their financial minds.
There was even a Darko Milicic sighting that left you wondering if David Kahn has imbibed in some kind of peyote to come up with that grandmaster plan.
During one of his forays in the wilds of Minnesota, he decided that giving Milicic a four year $20 million dollar deal was a good thing. He must have toked a little bit to hard because in the same breathe he put Al Jefferson on the trading block.
Toronto followed suit with given Amir Johnson a $30 million dollar deal when he has yet to even get consistent NBA minutes.
This unexpected twist in the order of free agent signings continues to wreak havoc with team stability and future signings. Miami has gutted its team like a sub-contractor removing rotting pipes.
They are willing to mortgage their future for the possibility of adding Lebron James and Chris Bosh to their roster.
This free-agent frenzy has yet to be settled and the deals that have yet to be made will seal the deal on the inflated contracts that will hamper team for years to come.