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Free Agent Gripe

The Decision...isn't that putting a little too much importance on one players "choice" of where he takes his "talent", or is it?  Lebron's reputation has been raked through the hot coals, ironically, he chose the heat and when he did, though he didn't realize it, he chose martyrdom and the fire his reputation is being put in is a fire he started himself.  One thing the decision does is it makes the statement that Lebron thinks he can handle the pressure of the meida, sure, but it also raises the question of whether he left Cleaveland because he couldn't handle the pressure of saving a franchise? 

Using some wisdom that has been picked up as a Jazz fan, it is sad that Lebron draws comparisons between his role on the heat and 'big game james'.  Antawn jamison and crew got abandoned because The King wants the sweet heart role, ya, I said it, why couldn't jamison be the big game james instead of the king.  Lebron James chose this, from the king, to this weak *&$(*!!!  Had Lebron stayed in Cle, he probably ends up known as the best player ever if he wins a championship or two, even if he doesn't win any, he's in the conversation still, now it looks like he's okay with role as the second fiddle, wait, Magic Kareem...worthy, wait that's third fiddle.

Karl Malone, in the conversation as best pwfd ever.  John Stockton, in the conversation for best pg ever.   Those two carried the Jazz franchise and it's hard to imagine either of their places in basketball being replaced by anyone else who thought they could've done less.  By the way, their records are legendary and whether or not they won a championship or whether a gold ring looks good,  nothing from their iconic influence is taken from this suddenly important fact about a person, that they win a championship.  Lebron James probably won't ever get the tag that he had saved a franchise, I have doubts whether its better to say I have championships or I have saved a franchise.

While the decision may have a beneficial impact on the popularity of basketball at the international level, I mean, it seems like it will be cool for people who don't know much about the players and the sport at this level to think about three really good players on one team.  However, it's hard to look at this and say the media heat is going to make them a tough team right now, or that the spotlight they are getting is an assumption with imminence, so while they have "sacrificed" or whatever that means to them, why should their lack of definition as a team include gold trophies while it doesn't preclude a media storm that benefits those players most directly.   That it doesn't  count the most where it should mean the most to these players, and for the franchises and fans who know the game the best, and at this level this is the best, the analysis that the heat aren't as tough as they are cool to think about right now, is the only correct way to opine.  This is why you can hope to expect the heat to have some problems; defining their roles.  As long as the season is and as tough as it to win, as even the monuments that established this sport have said likewise, rolling into gold trophies isn't as easy as rolling into NBA arenas like the basketball season is an episode of entourage, .

All comments are the opinion of the commenter and not necessarily that of SLC Dunk or SB Nation.

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