LeBron James’ Best Bet Is the New Jersey Nets

May 14th, 2010 by Elliott Smith Leave a reply »
As soon as the clock ran out on another bitter playoff disappointment for the Cleveland Cavaliers, another countdown began – one that will shape the future of the NBA for the next decade.

The LeBron James Free Agent watch officially started when King James flung off his Cavaliers jersey nanoseconds after entering the playoff tunnel following Thursday’s Game 6 choke job against Boston. All the speculation about LeBron’s future is no longer the stuff of slow days on talk radio. It is stark reality that this will be the craziest NBA offseason ever.

And honestly, I think the Cavs’ defeat pretty much sealed the fate of poor Clevelanders – I don’t see LeBron coming back to his hometown team next year – the disappointments are too fresh, the feeling of “it can’t happen here” lingers.

I always felt that if LeBron had won the title this year, he could say to the people of Cleveland, “See, I brought you an NBA championship. Now, I have to go out on my own and do something different.” People would be hurt, but they’d understand – this guy had done all he could possibly do fo ...

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