Re: Life Lessons From Dirk and Lebron
Gonelong-- I too, believe he will win a ring, but it won't mean all that much.
Sports isn't like every other job in the world in that the competition itself is what matters most in the game.
And let's say it was the real world... Let's say you had a contract with a company and that contract was up. They wanted you back and were willing to pay you the maximum amount allowed under law. Then they asked, "do you accept?"
Your response would be "maybe, I'll let you know later." And then you refuse to return their calls or calls from your fellow employees (Mo Williams confirme Lebron shunned all teammates).
Then a few weeks later without telling your former employer you decide to tell them...
"Tune in tonight and see what my decision is....."
So, everyone does and for an hour you hem and haw and finally announce you aren not coming back.
How do you think that would go over in the real world?
Going to Miami showed great competitive weakness from Lebron. MJ didn't win in his first six years either, but can you imagine him going to join forces with Isaiah, Barkley, or Olajuwon? Same with Bird, Magic, etc. And it's not just a generational thing-- Kevin Durant could have walked to an easier path but he has chosen to stick it out.
There is nothing illegal about what Lebron did, it's just incredible weak and reveals much about his character and competitive spirit. I think he will eventually win a ring or two-- good Lord how could they NOT? But winning multiple rings in Miami won't mean nearly as much as had he just won one in Cleveland.
Let's say Dirk leaves Dallas after 2006 and joins up with Kobe. He would probably have 4-4 rings right now, but this one in Dallas means so much more.