I No Longer Blame King James

Brett David Roberts@33TriggerCorrespondent IJuly 11, 2010

I've changed a lot of my views regarding this move.

I've tried to look at it from LeBron's viewpoint, and when you do that, it seems a lot less ridiculous.

Who wouldn't want to play with their friends, especially when their friends happen to be basketball studs?

Who wouldn't want to win five championships without having to bear the full load? Who wouldn't want to...play with Dwyane Wade?

You know how easy it will be for LeBron to get assists next year? He will average 10+, behind CP3, D. Williams, and Nash. He may average close to a triple double, probably falling short in rebounds.

I can't blame LeBron when I really think about it, because I probably would have done the same thing.

You get the opportunity to be Magic, with Wade being the equivalent of Kareem (at a different position), and Bosh being your Worthy.

Mike Miller will be the Byron Scott of the equation. It makes perfect sense.

Whether they can beat the Bulls' 72-win season is up in the air, but I think by Year 3 they could have a shot at a 75-win year, if they properly gel and work together.

I don't buy into Charles Barkley's theory that the championships will mean less.  I mean, it IS an NBA championship.

Russell had Cousy.  Jordan had Pippen.  Duncan had Robinson, and later, Parker.

Kobe had Shaq, and then later, Pau Gasol.  Magic had Kareem/Worthy.  Bird had McHale and Parish.  Walt Frazier & Earl Monroe.  Dr. J and Moses.  

It is NORMAL to have a stud at your side.  Why not two?  Sometimes to form a true dynasty, you have to make a small sacrifice, and take less money, and Bosh, Wade, and LeBron all took pay cuts.

They did this so the roster will not be all minimum contracts, and allowed Miami to have a little money to throw at Mike Miller, who will certainly be the sixth man for the Heat.

But really, who wouldn't want to play with their best friends in the prime of their life? It's a dream come true for him.


Really, think about it, wouldn't you have done the same thing?

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