Why Lebron James Needs to Go to Miami

July 7, 2010

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

I wanted to make a quick note on why LeBron James should and probably will end up playing for the Miami Heat.  Now that his homeboys Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade have decided to play together, LeBron has a choice of either joining the club or fighting it.  While Chicago, New York and New Jersey provide viable options for James, the truth is that James probably sees the kind of empire he could build in Miami with two great players who are equally committed to winning. 

Chris Bosh reportedly gave up $30 million to play in Miami, which argues that he is a man of principle.  Wade is also a proven winner, known for going above and beyond when necessary to find a way to win.  These are the guys that LeBron would want to play with, and these are NOT the guys he’d like to play against.

My prediction?  LeBron ends up in Miami and a dynasty begins.

Here are a couple of other possibilities:

1) LeBron goes to Chicago – Chi-town is a place with a strong management hierarchy and a lot of young talent. Also, they are close to home, which might be beneficial.  Finally, their market is a bit stronger than Miami’s, which could help LeBron financially.  Nike surely wants LeBron out of the economic death valley, also known as Cleveland.

2) New York – they don’t win much, but NYC is the media capital of the world.  Also, they are willing to spend big money to fill the seats.  Being in New York would make LeBron James the kind of iconic sports figure that is remembered for the next 100 years.  He would be right next to Babe Ruth, Walt Frazier and other New York legends who’ve found their on and off-the-field activities to be the subject of media attention.  Oh yeah, they also have Amar’e Stoudemire.

3) New Jersey – Jay Z is there, yes.  But the bigger pull is the billionaire who really runs the team, Mikhail Prokhorov.  So, there’s money for LeBron, a nice market, and a couple of guys ready to make additional investments to build a great team.  This could be tempting, but I don’t think he’ll go for it.  He can be friends with Jigga without going to play for him.



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  3. Chris Ross Says:

    Great post, I really enjoyed reading it! Now this leaves some big questions with Lebron if he will be willing to take less money to go to miami i think not but who knows. Chicago might still be the option but Cleveland is also a great possibiltity. But I guess Bosh moving to Miami with Wade was sort of the first speculation and what people expected from the start. But that changed recently with all the new speculation that never came to fruition. Now I’m Excited to see what’s in store for Miami. I think that Bosh will excel in Miami because Wade will open up space for him and visa-versa. If they can add the right pieces it is sure going to a team to be reckoned with. You think you could check out my blog as well cuz I really want to know your thoughts on my thoughts :). http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/chris-bosh-will-be-money-in-the-bank/

  4. Wayne Says:

    Yeah! Now that’s what’s up. I saw this same story on HellToDaNaw

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