I am not an NBA fan, I don’t like Miami and I don’t like Cleveland. That being said I can now say with absolute honesty that LeBron James has admitted to the world that he can’t win a championship on his own. The great ones all have, Jordan won six and Kobe won two by himself. All we have seen from James is him quitting on the team when they needed him most.
James had a solid team in Cleveland. Over the course of the past two seasons no team has won more. The pieces were in place and with the signing of one more key figure, they could have been the team to beat. No more though, Cleveland goes right back to where they left off the year they drafted LeBron, back to the drawing board. LeBron joins Wade and Bosch in Miami and who knows maybe they will win a championship?
The point is, Wade is a closer, when the game is on the line he is your go to guy. LeBron has never been that kind of player. He has never had the end game instinct that so many of the greats have had. LeBron has never put the team on his shoulders like Jordan did. As talented as LeBron is, he is lazy, he relies on his talent (which is amazing in itself) and can’t create on the court. He is a me first kind of player who can score oodles and oodles of points. With 10 seconds left on the clock and down by one, you hand it to Jordan, Kobe or LeBron? Jordan or Kobe any day of the week. In fact there are probably 10 more players I can think of who in their prime I would hand the ball to before I give it to LeBron.
He will no doubt end up in the Hall of Fame someday, and I’m sure he will make a run for a championship in Miami, but remember history has a nasty habit of repeating itself. Just ask Orlando fans how well the Anfernee Hardaway / Grant Hill experiment went. I am not a vindictive guy but if an injury along the line of Grant Hill’s kills this Miami team like Hill’s injury killed the Magic you just have to laugh at the irony.
LeBron’s cards will always keep their value and possibly even go up. I will end with this, if the circus that was the LeBron Watch 2010 was any indication as to what kind of person LeBron is, hold on to your hats Miami, cause this could be a very bumpy finger pointing ride.