LeBron James officially announced to the world yesterday that he is not good enough to win a championship without the help of Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. LeBron needs Pat Reilly to win, he needs someone with more competitive fire than himself.
To me, this move is nothing but embarassing. LeBron had basically four options in this entire free agency signing period.
1. Re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stay with the people that would do anything for you, and keep this city's sport scene afloat. The millions of dollars that you bring to this city every year are important in a tough economic time. Besides, you never saw Magic or Jordan switch teams in their primes just because they weren't winning championships.
2. Sign with the Chicago Bulls. A supporting cast of Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, and Derrick Rose is a quick road to a championship if you play the right kind of basketball that we've seen from you.
3. Sign with the New York Knicks or New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. This is your chance to become a global icon. In the biggest basketball city in the world, you can cement your legacy as one of the best of all time. You could resurrect the great tradition that Bernard King, Willis Reed, Patrick Ewing (kind of), and Walt Frazier once were a part of.
4. You can chicken out and sign with Miami. Say what you will about Wade, Bosh, and Bron being best friends, but this is a classic copout. You now aren't the focal point of your team and that is what you wanted. You aren't competitive enough to win it on your own. You can't even match Wade.
The worst part of all this is that you did this to Cleveland in the most sadistic way possible. You hosted your own one-hour special on ESPN, you narcissistic prick. This was a slap in the face, a punch in the stomach, and a kick in the nuts for the people that gave you everything you ever wanted. These people have been through more than any other sports city in the country. You knew that, and decided it didn't matter to you anyway.
Choke on this, LeBenedict James.