King of Rip City? Why LeBron To Portland Makes Sense

May 25th, 2010 by AJ Brady Leave a reply »
When the Cavaliers were eliminated from playoff contention by the Celtics, speculation that he would leave the Cavs as a free agent this summer grew. Chicago is the frontrunner to sign “King James”, if you believe the rumors. Supposedly the Knicks, the Nets (though not so much since they got the No. 3 pick), and the Heat are the other favorites. Dallas and LA have been discussed as possible sign-and-trade destinations.

I have one question: LeBron, why not head to Rip City? Admittedly, this is mostly just wishful thinking by a Blazer fan (just like the fans of 28 other teams are hoping he comes and those of one team are hoping he stays). But, I think a compelling case could be made for James to come to Portland in a sign-and-trade.

LeBron, like any good star, says that winning is the most important thing when signing with a team. If he signs with Dallas, he may win for a little bit, but the clock is fast running out on the current Mavs' team. New York and Miami are question marks, and even if they do sign two top players, it takes more then that to win. Sure, Chicago has some good pieces, but I am not sure that inserting James in the lin ...

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