Things Heating up in South Beach

Remember back on May 15th 2010 in my post “Let the James Begin”? Well if you take a quick little glance back there Haven Heads then you’ll see that I was right and predicted the King’s move to South Beach and a unity with DeWayne Wade and with the unexpected Chris Bosh playing in the low post. What this move does is it makes for a major shift in the power of the Eastern Conference and the NBA Universe in general. With LeBron James , DeWayne Wade and Chris Bosh together we may all be able to witness a team like the Boston Celtics or the Lakers of the 70’s and 80’s who were built by stars and competed for the title almost every year. I mean what this means is a potential sports dynasty that the city of Miami hasn’t seen since the goons from “The U” once tore it up on the gridiron. But this group of all-stars will likely stay above the law and not be belittled for their action both on and off the court. But now let’s get back on topic shall we….. now lets look at the numbers… Bosh,James and Wade were all selected in the top 10 of what I would say is or was the greatest draft class in any american professional sport. All 3 are also ranked in the top 10 by many experts and analysts for scoring,passing and most importantly their abilities to play a little defense. The one question that remains however is who will be the go to guy. I honestly don’t have Bosh in the equation of the go to guy compared to Wade and James. But in Toronto I’ll give it to him for being the franchise’s leading scorer and rebounder all-time!

The HEAT WAVE!!!

Now for the down side….The city that has never won and probably will never win Cleveland,Ohio. The site of King James before his extended vacation in South Beach. I honestly as a sports fan feel for Cleveland cause they loss everything from games to teams to even icons like LeBron James. Sure they make great movies like one of my favorites “Major League” but overall I just get sad thinking about always lossing and going through things repeditly. But anyway Cleveland isn’t the topic of this post the focus is on Miami where we may see the team of 2010’s. My Final word today is the Christmas day game this year will be a good one! The Lakers led by Kobe and Gasol will face off against the Heat Wave of Dwade, LeBron and Bosh which will give guys like me a whole lot to write about !!

Let The James Begin!!

There are a select few people in  the world who can make millions upon millions of dollars in their 1st few years out of High School. LeBron James, the face of the Association right now is one of those select few. LBJ is currently pocketing around $15 Million and will probably have close to 25 to 27 Mill from wherever he decides to go. This sweepstakes is incomparable to any other free agent biding war in the history of competitive sports and it should be. LeBron clearly has the biggest impact on any franchise in the NBA which is why the Cavs are trying so hard to keep him. The value of that “Nothing” franchise has gone up by at least 35% since they made the home-grown phenom their 1st overall selection back in the 2003 NBA Draft. There are as of right now not counting Cleveland 5 major bidders in this so important auction. Bidders include: Bulls(Chicago), Clippers (L A), Knicks (NYC), Nets (Jersey/ Brooklyn) and Heat (Miami). There are positive and negative aspects to all of these big market clubs. Here’s my ranking of the “Akron Hammer”‘s options from 1st to worst.  

Should I stay or Should I go??????

 

  1. Miami Heat– Definitely the best out of all the teams bidding the South Florida market and possibility of teaming up with Team USA teammate Dwayne Wade the Heat look very attractive to King James. From a financial standpoint the Heat have more than enough room to please LBJ with only 5 set contracts to pay and a player option on D-wade who many people are saying will end up in the same place as LeBron. All and all this sounds like the best place for him.              
  2. New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets– With one of  the lowest payroll in the Association the Nets look like another place where we could see a LeBron sighting. The Nets are scheduled to play in Newark this year but could ultimately end up in Brooklyn which is the home of part owner Sean Carter (aka: Jay-Z); who has a very good friendship with LeBron and most likely the 1st Overall Pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. I mean imagine a team which isn’t the worst team player wise already with LeBron and either Forward  Evan Turner or play making guard John Wall added to a team that has a 6-11 monster in Brook Lopez and a versatile guard in Devon Harris. I cam see Lebron end up in the Garden state if the excitement of South Beach is too much for him.
  3. New York Knicks-My Team the New York Knickerbockers have been so dredfully bad for lets say oooh… 7 years now. But it can all change with this offseason and all order might have a shot at being restored at a renivated MSG with 2 prime free agents and LeBron James is ofcousrse their number 1 target. What the Knicks posses that no other team really has to offer is the best chance of bringing in another star studed free agent (Chris Bosh,Amare Stodimare or even Tyson Chandler). Also they do have the best venue in MSG for a star such as the King or another big name guy. Unfortuantly for Spike Lee and Company I don’t see LBJ coming to the NYC but I do see another All-Star or 2 dawning the Blue and Orange Uni’s when next season rolls in.
  4. Chicago Bulls– The Bulls…. They out of all the contenders have the best team in tact with up and coming stars like Derek Rose and Joakim Noah the Bulls were contenders this season. The Bulls have been in search of another star since Michael Jordan announced his 1st retirement and they might have it with Derek Rose but everyone knows what their heart beats every now and then…. LeBron…LeBron….LeBron! And honestly I think that they have a shot not as good as the 3 organizations ahead of them but if LeBron leaves Cleveland and still wants to be in the Midwest Region of the US LBJ would most likely end up in the windy city. Overall I don’t see the Bulls adding this high caliber weapon to their already large arsenal of NBA Ballers.
  5. Los Angeles Clippers– When you think of B-Ball in LA or in the entire state of California what comes to mind…. The LA Lakers which are the larger version of the struggling organization that I have in last place for the LBJ Stakes and probably last place for next season as well. With all but one of their of their draft picks being busts the exception being Guard Eric Gordon the Clippers have been a sad franchise to watch suffer and crumble over the years. I really don’t have much to say about LeBron going to LA besides the fact that they have a nice location and lots of cash to throw at him their isn’t much of a team for the” Akron Hammer” to go too.

So there it is we’ll see what happens