Drop Your Pitchforks: LeBron James’ Decision and Its Consequences Are His Alone

July 9th, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »

I've got three questions: 1) Since when is there a right way to win a championship? 2) Since when is a player obligated to stay with and bring championships to the team that drafted him? 3) Why does this rule apply only to LeBron James?

Well, if winning rings in the place of your professional origin is the right way to win a title then let’s just strip Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen of their rings, strip Shaquille O’Neal of his four titles, strip Kareem Abdul Jabbar of five of his six– and oh yeah, let’s strip Kobe Bryant of all five of his.

Why not?

Kobe wasn’t drafted by the Lakers. He didn’t waste years of his career with the non-contending Charlotte Hornets out of some righteous loyalty obligation. He knew that at the end of the day, winning is all that matters so he did what was best for him. Now Kobe’s the most decorated and successful player in the NBA today.

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