LeBron in Miami!
Time to polish that application to University of Miami!
Reaction: I'm still not convinced that this move makes an unbeatable team. LeBron and Wade are not great shooters, and Bosh is above-average for a 4 as a shooter. It means that their roster needs some serious supporting players -- "glue" guys, like a backup point guard, big-body center, and a pure shooter.
But on the other hand, whatever else one needs, LeBron, Wade, and Bosh provide it: defense, rebounding, blocked shots. How would you like to have all three of those guys out on the open floor? All three were also the late-game playmakers for their previous teams. However, come to think of it, I'd still take KOBE late in the game, over the LeBron/Wade/Bosh trio. But on paper, it's a new Big 3, but a young one.
I'll judge this team better when they make a deep playoff run. I've got more reason to be a Laker fan right now!
Did LeBron go "me first"? I've seen this talking point, but I think it's ridiculous! LeBron needed to get out of Ohio! It was like living in his hometown. And why exactly does he need an entourage of two stooges? Kobe doesn't have an entourage; actually, I wonder if he has friends. And Kobe certainly doesn't pose as if he's a "businessman," as LeBron does. In this context, LeBron made the right decision -- the best organization to get rings!
I'm excited that this evens out the East/West balance of power in the NBA. The West has been so dominant for a long time; now the East has a good shot other than Boston.
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