LeBron James’ Fair Weather Friends

July 19th, 2010 by Ren Postman Leave a reply »
In parks, schools and gyms around the country and around the world, pick up basketball games keep the courts filled with enthusiastic players eager to play and win.

As diverse as countries, cities and neighborhoods are, there is one constant in the world of pick up ball: How the teams are chosen.

The player waiting for the next game usually has the choice from players also waiting to play or choose from the losing players coming off the court. The one constant rule in public courts is you lose, you sit. Hence, every team coming on the court will usually consist of selected players. The goal is always to have the best players on the team.

Sound familiar? The NBA is no different. This is a pretty simple concept to anyone that has ever played basketball. Any baller out there can attest to this. So, why is it so hard for the world to grasp LeBron's decision to join the Miami Heat?

The media and fans have identified the crime, named the suspect, and handed down a heavy sentence. In their minds, LeBron's legacy has gone up in flames. Surprisingly this incident has caused more anguish, tears, stress and hate than any ...

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