Hey, shady baby, I'm hot like the prodigal son
Pick a petal eenie meenie miney moe
And, flower, you're the chosen one
Well, your left hand's free
And your right's in a grip
With another left hand
Watch his right hand slip
Towards his gun, oh, no
Besides he's a slave, isn't he?
He had every right to leave Cleveland, my point has always been it's disappointing as a fan of sports to see such a great player take the easy way out.
Maybe I'm wrong to think that way, maybe it's old fashioned thinking?(I still have a few years to go to 40 so I'm not that old) I would not expect fans of the heat to agree w/ me b/c rightfully so you guys wanted him and were excited to get him b/c you knew you'd be winning championships.
The Heat bought a championship? How is that possible in a salary cap league?
Progress. Move forward. Adapt.
Things around you change, and if you aren't willing to adapt to those changes then you're gonna be left behind.
I'm all for people who are upwardly mobile.
If you grow up some rural area and realize that you're pretty good at culinary arts, why should you have to stay where you are and build your culinary legacy there. But the same type of person who grows up in say New York doesn't have to go anywhere.
These is essentially the same thing when you look at guys like Magic and LeBron. Magic didn't have to go anywhere. But had he landed in Charlotte to start his career, he would have gone elsewhere and rightfully so. No one ever disses Kareem for leaving Milwaukee to chase championships with the Lakers in 1975. You go where you KNOW that you can succeed. Basketball is a TEAM sport and no one man wins championships.
All of those teams that you named that had one star, even though I disagree, those team had the pieces around their one star to win. Role players, bench players, great front offices and damn good coaches. LeBron was the only person in the entire Cleveland organization who was without question above average.