Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The "For Sale" Series - LeBron James
WHO'S IT GON' BE????
Yes my children, I'm actually going to talk about this. Most people who are unfamiliar with the NBA will still likely know who LeBron James is. Jeez, he's only been in so many advertisements and has been mentioned numerous times on other sports broadcasts. For starters, he was drafted out of high school and has played with the Cleveland Cavaliers since the 2003-04 season. Where is he now? Free agency, of course. His contract recently expired, and practically every team in the NBA is fighting to the death to get this man they call a "King"--well, everyone except Miami, since they just got Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh today, which is a nice little rebound (no pun intended).
Anyway, several teams have come up as huge candidates for this big guy. Notable teams that have come up in conversation include the New Jersey Nets, the Chicago Bulls, and the New York Knicks. Hmm, interesting...three teams near the bottom. It's might not be that he hasn't grown out of his "teamwork" personality, but it looks like he wants to be a big standout star and a--instead of "King"--monarch in another city. He's been visiting teams for nearly two weeks, and he'll finally spill everything tomorrow night during a press conference.
Where do I think he'll go? Since I'm not an NBA fan, I'm going to be a rebel and say that he's going to sign with a team that nobody expects he'll sign with. If I'm really going to have to choose, I'd say he'll go with the Knicks. They haven't won a 'champeenship' since '73, and they're still a growing team that needs a bit of a boost. Not only that, people will want to see some more magic at MSG (or Madison Square Garden for you who don't like abbreviations). James will definitely want to go to a sports-heavy city and get some crowds riled up for a night of showboating and skill.
I understand this wasn't a real blog or anything, but what else is there to write about? I could tell you about what teams have already offered him, but this isn't the point of the blog. I just want to show my opinion and the ultimate lack of it (in all honesty too). I did my best, right?
I'd actually like to do more of this, so I made this a series. I'll most likely do some more familiar things next. For those who know me personally, I'm pretty sure you'll know who the next one will be...
Cliff Lee, duh.