LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat: I Am Rooting for You

November 12th, 2010 by Todd Salem Leave a reply »
As a precursor, albeit a possibly unnecessary precursor, let me say that I have no favorite NBA team. I am a basketball fan, but never found allegiance with any city's team. If I rooted for, say, the Sacramento Kings, I obviously would not want the Miami Heat to succeed; I would be buying my DeMarcus Cousins jersey and trading for Beno Udrih as a nice fantasy sleeper, hoping for the unlikely Sacramento title run.

But since I am an NBA vagabond, I am free to flip and flop my rooting interests with whomever I choose, and the Miami Heat are who I am rooting for.

There are many reasons for this, some tremendously sensible, others very nonsensical. 

The first and perhaps most important reason is that LeBron James and Co. saved the NBA. Not literally of course, but in the minds of viewers.

You see, people don't watch the NBA. I personally don't watch regular season NBA games unless there is some specific reason, like I happen to be in the arena for said match. Otherwise, I can miss the entire NBA regular season and not bat an eye. By "miss" I am referring to not watching any game from start to finish. I follow the standings, follow the ...

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