We all know how ESPN rode the LeBron James tidal wave for weeks. "The Decision" was hyped beyond belief.
A soap opera could be compared to every sports channel you switched to. LeBron was on all of them.
Miami was James' choice, as we're all aware, but was it the right choice?
As many analysts would agree, the Chicago Bulls were definitely the smartest pick if he were really a "winner." Reggie Miller himself stated that if LeBron were a gamer, he'd challenge himself every night and join Carlos Boozer in addition to Derrick Rose. Chicago would have role players, where Miami doesn't.
How many players do Pat Riley and company have under contract? Five? How much cap space do they have? Barely any?
Without a halfway-decent bench, the Heat won't win games. LeBron and Chris Bosh will have 35-year-old knees by the time they're 30.
That's beyond the point, though. Bottom line: LeBron handled it immaturely, whether he was taking advice from his posse or not.
While he doesn't owe anything to Cleveland, a statement to the Cavs would've been appropriate in order for Dan Gilbert to start collecting free agents.
LBJ didn't think of his decision that morning. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh didn't just decide to sign in Miami by themselves.
LeBron will now be the second star on that team. You aren't going into Wade County to take his throne. Comparisons to Scottie Pippen aren't needed, given the fact Pippen will always have a better image and more rings than LeBron.
Regardless of opinion, nobody can deny the fact this situation should have been handled in a more mature manner.
Personally, I look at things from an old-school perspective. LeBron didn't need an entire hour special news conference to slap his hometown in the face. Things didn't need to be blown out of proportion.
While we should all still have respect for LeBron James, we all witnessed how "the King" showed his true colors.