Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh Are Greater Than LeBron James for the Chicago Bulls

Bob Warja@@bobwarjaSenior Writer IJuly 6, 2010

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If I'm the Bulls, and it becomes a choice of having Dwyane Wade and a star complementary player like Chris Bosh or simply signing LeBron James only, this would be an easy decision.

Give me Wade and Bosh over LeBron any day of the week.

Sure, James has more star power. And yes, he has more talent than anyone in basketball.

But in the NBA, you need more than one star player to win a title. Just look at the Cleveland Cavs for an obvious example.

Now, before you say that the Bulls' Derrick Rose is a star, that depends on how you define "star."

Sure, he is a good player. But he does not play defense, and let's be honest, how many 6'3" players have been dominant in the NBA?

I realize he is a point guard, and those guys aren't typically very tall. But LeBron is like a point guard in that he carries the ball up the court. So he needs a two more than anything around him to be successful, as opposed to a one.

Wade has already won a title in Miami. And Bosh is clearly willing to the Robin to Wade's Batman, while James' ego requires him to be The Man.

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Look, you can't go wrong with any of them—James, Wade or Bosh.

But a team containing Wade, Bosh, Rose and Noah simply has a better chance of winning a championship than one containing James, Rose and Noah. At least in my eyes.

When the Bulls drafted Michael Jordan, it took seven years before a title happened. That's because one player, even one as great as Jordan, cannot win a title until you build a team around him.

And as great as LeBron is, he is no Jordan. Nor will he ever be.

James doesn't appear to have the killer instinct that players like Jordan have. That's not to say that LeBron isn't great, for we are comparing him to the greatest player in NBA history.

This is only meant to illustrate how tough it is for teams to win with only one star.

The Celtics have three potential Hall of Famers in their lineup. Kobe Bryant had Shaq and now has Pao Gasol to go along with some very talented role players.

Now, having said this, would I, as a Bulls fan, absolutely LOVE to obtain LeBron James for the Bulls? Of course.

But would I rather have Wade and Bosh? Yes sir.

The sad part of all this is that the Bulls may end up with none of these guys.