Hello all. I'm a new poster here, and I like what I've seen so far. I've always been a closet Knick fan, but never had the courage to tell me friends and family. Haha. I'm also a huge Oakland Raider fan, so don't think I'm spoiled with victories and championships. I'll probably be here alot from now on, posting, commenting, ect..
LeBron James just annouced that he will sign with the Miami Heat. Joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. It looks nice on paper, but was it the right choice? The Boston Celtics did something similar to this, and it's their success that might have swayed LeBron to joining his friends in Miami. Or maybe it was the fact that his friends were there. It's been said that they signed the exact same contracts in 2004 so they can all sign together in the future. But either way, it won't work as planned.
When Boston did this, they didn't sign two exact players. Each player had a role. Kevin Garnett is the big man who provides energy and defense along with a nast mid-range jump shot. Ray Allen. The fast and deadly shooter who can finish games. And Paul Pierce, the leader with intensity and a well-rounded game. Boston also had several terrific role players.
But, what Miami has done, is nothing like what Boston did. Miami has two stars. Not two players who compiment eachother, but two players who do the exact same thing. This is a formula for disaster. Who handles the ball? Who the guy who takes the shot? LeBron and Dwayne have always been alone. Never with another player who can do what they do.
Will LeBron and Dwayne fued? Probably not. But will frusteration set in as soon as one misses a big shot, or one doesn't make the right pass? Definelty. Niether is use to relying on another player. They either make the big play, or lose. So what happens what it comes down to the moment that a big play is needed? Will LeBron get the ball? Or will Dwayne? What happens if LeBron gets it, then misses? Does the city turn on the new guy?
But, in New York, LeBron could've been the big fish, instead of another piece. He could've had one of the best big men in the game, instead of a player who complains when put at Center or misused(Chris Bosh). LeBron would've been King. Shit, New York would've voted him in as Mayor. He'll soon miss what he could've had.
But where do we go from here? We have Amare', now all we need is our LeBron, our Kobe, our Dwayne Wade. Someone who can pass, score and lead. Rudy Gay would've been nice, but he resigned with Memphis. We have Tracy McGrady, but let's face it, he's horrible. Maybe, just maybe, he'll be rejuvinated and play, but that's doubtful. Honestly, I have no clue what we'll do. I'll be looking around for options or ideas.