Kobe Bryant’s Journey Should Be a Lesson To LeBron James in Free Agency

May 28th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Most of the speculation concerning LeBron James' impending free agency decision has centered around which teams will be able to afford his services, rather than the roster that will surround him.

If James is truly serious about cementing his legacy by competing for an NBA championship, it may benefit him to take a peek at Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, and how they arrived at this point.

The past two seasons the Cleveland Cavailiers existed under the myth that they could be competitive by surrounding James with various players who were long on athleticism, but short on talent.

Even after the Cavaliers lost to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals of 2009, an emphasis was placed on size and depth, rather than a true NBA superstar to pair alongside James.

Cleveland added an aging Shaquille O'Neal to compete with the Magic's Dwight Howard, and they added the athleticism of Jamario Moon and Anthony Parker for good measure.

The Cavaliers' facade came crashing down when they were matched against a Boston Celtics' team in this year's postseason, who were simply more talente ...

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