LeBron James: Can the Miami Heat Become LBJ’s Team?

August 5th, 2010 by Keyon Jeff Leave a reply »
You would think a month after LeBron James decided to leave Cleveland and play for the Miami Heat that the furor would have subsided a little bit.

If anything, people's anger seems to be growing.

On Tuesday, the Omada Group, a marketing firm in Akron, purchased a $3,000 billboard just a few miles from LeBron's home. The billboard reads, "Welcome Home LeBron" with a red 'X' over "home". The next line asks: "How does it feel to be a sidekick?"

Add to that the parade of NBA Hall of Famers (Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley) who have bashed LeBron for teaming with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh rather than try to beat them, and it's been a bad month for the "King."

Barkley was particularly offended, saying, "LeBron, if he would've [stayed] in Cleveland, and if he could've got a championship there, it would have been over the top for his legacy, just one in Cleveland. No matter how many he wins in Miami, it clearly is Dwyane Wade's team."

But those comments and the billboard assume that the Heat will remain Wade's team. Despite Wade having led Miami to the 200 ...

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