True, but LeBron has the chance to put the Bulls back on the map in a big way. Out of all the teams, Chicago can offer the best supporting cast available RIGHT NOW. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah are better than anything on NY or Cleveland.2) I do think that the "ordan issue is huge in Chicago. Put it this way. Jordan is the Bulls. Outside of MJ, they have been one of the worst and least relevant franchises in the history of the NBA. They're winning percentage w/o Jordan is 44% and they have never made the finals. The spectre of Jordan in Chicago is simply too large.
The Nets are a step down from the Bulls, but they are better than the Knicks. The possibility of adding John Wall plus Brook Lopez, as well as the ability to add another high profile FA.3) The Nets, is LeBron willing to spend two years of his prime in Newark (although he was happy to spend seven years in Cleveland...)
And the biggest media circus in America to boot.4) The Knicks....the Knicks. It has to be NY. Think about this. In Chicago, he needs to win a ton of titles to compare to Jordan whereas if he brings one to NY, he is beyond immortal. MSG is the greatest arena in sports (and I'm generally not one for hyperbole). It has to be NY. We are all thinking about 2010 only, but if LeBron/Bosh (etc..) go to NY, you will be others flock to NY. Also, if the Knicks will spend money and will go over the tax.
That and while the Knicks have the money, they have a current roster that is far worse than anything the Cavs have ever had. Even if they add a couple of players, they are seriously lacking in any hope of fielding a decent team for the future.
I'm hoping he ends up with the Bulls. It just makes too much sense, even with the pressure of succeeding Jordan. If anybody can do it, it is either LeBron or Kobe.
As a Lakers fan, there's a 0% chance he goes to the Lakers. If -% were possible, I'd go with that.
I remember visiting Cleveland soon after LeBron was drafted. The sporting goods store was bursting with LeBron gear before he had stepped foot on the court. They changed their uniforms for his first season. He truly is a symbol of the fainting glimmer of hope Cleveland athletic teams have. The city would be absolutely devastated if he leaves.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
The Cavs need LeBron for sure if they want to maintain their ticket sales, but Cleveland as a whole? I think you might see more people put their disposable income into more Browns and Indians tickets. Before LeBron, I'd say a significant portion of the population would have easily traded the Cavs for a decent NHL franchise. There are quite a few hockey fans and high school hockey is pretty popular in a number of communities up here.
One thing all of this has done, is further firm my stance that I really hate LeBron James the person.
Calvin Murphy stated on the radio yesterday that the rumors involving Lebron James, West, and his Mom are 100% true. Can anybody say lawsuit and cease and desist.
If you have a losing record at Reds games, please stop going.