LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh: Miami Heat Sacrifice To History?

July 30th, 2010 by CyberCosmiX Leave a reply »

Looking back through NBA history, there has been a common thread to all the great teams. A similar pattern has emerged repeatedly throughout the years, no matter the era.

On all great teams there was a definitive hierarchy. A top dog. An alpha male.

All great teams had a clear leader.

When LeBron James made "The Decision" to join his two pals, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, on the shores of South Beach, immediate discussion erupted as to who will  become the leader of the Miami Heat.

When the threesome were introduced together for the first time the next day, Dwyane Wade used the word "sacrifice" as the key for the three to thrive together.

However, if one looks throughout NBA history, a clear leader was out in front of each successful team.

George Mikan. Bill Russell. Jerry West. Bill Walton. Julius Erving. Magic Johnson. Larry Bird. Isiah Thomas. Hakeem Olajuwon. Michael Jordan. Tim Duncan. Kobe Bryant.

Sure, each of these players had very good talent surrounding them. For instance, Russell had such greats as John Havilicek, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Cousy, KC Jones, and Sam Jones—an ...

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