Impact of “The Decision”

So Lebron James finally made a decision. Thank God because I was tired of all the speculation, rumors, and the talks from certain NBA “sources”.

We know he’s going to play with the Miami Heat along with DeWayne Wade and Chris Bosh, so there’s no true need for me to go into that.

But the one thing I am wondering is, what’s the true impact of this decision on our basketball culture.

Here we have, two of the game’s top players (Wade and James) and one good player (Bosh), deciding they no longer want to be the singular superstar on their respective teams but want to team up together.

I honestly don’t know what to make of that. I could never imagine MJ, calling Barkley and Malone, saying he wants to play with them on some NBA team. However, I could imagine MJ calling them to tell them his Bulls would kill their respective teams.

We’ve moved into an era where top players no longer want to compete against each other, but now want to “team up”. As if they don’t do enough “teaming up” for All-Star games and Olympic Basketball. We even have ESPN reporting Chris Paul “toasted” to potential teaming up with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire in NYC.

I mean where does it all end. Will Kobe call his two NBA friends and want to team up in LA? I doubt it. But in this NBA era, who knows. The league is slowly transitioning from competing to teaming up to create mini All-star teams on NBA rosters.

And you wonder why I love the MLB more than anything.




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