I’ll start this off as blunt and honest as possible, first off my name is certainly not Nostradamus and I do not claim to have any type of psychic powers. Secondly, I’ll admit I’m not a diehard NBA fan, primarily because I’ve never gotten too deep into basketball, I’ve always been more of an NFL guy. With all that said, I do watch the NBA from time to time and while I haven’t stayed at a Holiday Inn Express before, but there are certain things that apply to anyone in a high profile position, especially those in athletics.
When you’re playing professional sports there’s a bit of an ego that comes with that level of success, when you’re a high paid person playing pro sports the ego is considerably larger, and when you’re considered one of the absolute best at your chosen profession that ego is typically going to be off the charts. When you’re heralded as a superstar but also told you’ll never be the greatest to ever play, you’re going to not only have an ego but you’re also going to have a massive chip on your shoulder. LeBron James fits into all of those categories, he’s seen as the greatest talent to come along since Michael Jordan but it’s widely accepted that he’ll never eclipse Jordan for the title of Greatest of All-Time.
When LeBron took his talents to South Beach and surrounded himself with two other All-Stars in Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh it seemed as if he had tilted the entire landscape of the sport in his favor, even going so far as to guaranteed dominance in Miami for years to come. While the Heat have dominated the Eastern Conference, they’ve been unable to control the entire NBA. With two championships and two losses in the Finals to show for their efforts, Miami’s big three hasn’t quite paid off as well as many would have liked, possibly including LeBron himself.
There’s now thoughts that LeBron could be looking to get out of Miami this offseason and land somewhere else in his constant chase to remove Michael Jordan from the throne by winning as many championships as possible. While nobody knows for sure what will happen, it’s certainly an option and the primary possible landing places are quite interesting. The thought is that James won’t team up with Kobe in Los Angeles, but there’s always the Clippers to consider. Also he could land in New York as the primary piece in the Phil Jackson/Derek Fisher combo that’s been handed the reigns of the Knicks.
One other interesting possibility is going back to Cleveland, a team with a ton of young talent thanks to repeated number one picks in the draft, they could have the nucleus needed to become a force in the NBA finally, especially if a veteran LeBron came back home to lead the team. Nothing is certain, but there are quite a few possibilities on the horizon for LeBron that could result in shift in the NBA once again. If he does opt out this could be quite the offseason to watch, the guessing game will be begin once again, and we’ll probably get another deal with ESPN to give “The Next Decision.”
Anything is possible, and with certain players already saying they expect LeBron to leave this offseason because the Heat couldn’t get it done, even with the firepower they carried, it’ll be entertaining to watch.I’ve never been a massive LeBron supporter but I’ll give him credit for his talents, while he may never eclipse Jordan, he still has a chance to at least get himself into the conversation. No matter if it’s in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, or even back in Cleveland, we’ll just have to see what happens next.