As I sat in front of ESPN this evening, anticipating ‘the decision’ (one that we may already have known the outcome of) from Lebron James, I thought to myself, “James really has a chance to play with fate”. And after hearing the words “Miami Heat” uttered from him, I knew right then a there that his fate was not going to fun, or easy, but rather an up hill battle that may later give him nightmares.
Now the decision to leave Cleveland, as describe by James, was not an easy one, however I think he was fibbing just a bit. I don’t know what went through his mind when he chose to leave the city of Cleveland high and dry–but that is a decision that he must live with. And personally, I am firm believer in Karma. Should he have stayed in Cleveland just for the fans? Or just because he was the greatest athlete to come out of Ohio? No, after all it is his career, legacy and name that he must protect. However, should those above mentioned facts have weighed heavier on his heart than his wallet? Absolutely.
The next chapter in James’ career has the potential to be one filled with great success and many championships. However, he may always be looking over his shoulder at what he left behind in Cleveland. I sympathize with the fans of Cleveland today–their King claimed to be loyal, but he clearly doesn’t know the definition.
Let’s be honest, say what you want, but no one knows how this will play out when the season opens in the fall. Many predict that it will a team of Gods–but personally, it concerns me. The only judge of these players potential together is from the 2008 Olympics. But, Olympic teams come and go–as we have seen the USA has not always won Gold. Yes–these three came together and helped their team win a gold medal. But when you put these three on a court for at least 82 regular season games, you have a fraction of an Olympic team, and team does not function unless it whole. I don’t think they will be as amazing as Heat fans think. Miami was better off with Wade and Bosh. James is going to add an extra layer of complication, ego and media distractions.
Now, this ‘decision’ is fresh in everyone minds. Tomorrow, after James hits the media circuit, this will be yesterday’s news. Like I said before, we won’t know how this team will function until the regular season starts. But you best believe, if you work as an Inside Sales Representative for the Miami Heat–today is a day that you love your job.
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I am and always will be an avid sports fan. My passion lies with basketball and football--although I have a great appreciation and knowledge of most sports. There is not just one aspect of the game that makes me so passionate, but rather all the elements that have to be perfectly in play on any given night.