LeBron James Supports Idea Of "Contraction", Why Not Contract Miami Heat?

December 29th, 2010 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
LeBron James has had the strange ability ever since his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in favor of the Miami Heat to put his foot in his mouth quite a bit, with a bit of help from some leading reporters.

His most recent discretion is coming out in support of an idea that he described as taking some of the struggling teams in the league (like Minnesota or New Jersey, which were his examples), take their players (like Kevin Love, Devin Harris and Brook Lopez) and put them on other teams, shrinking the number of teams in the league.

He then said, "Not saying let's take New Jersey and let's take Minnesota out of the league. But hey, you guys are not stupid, I'm not stupid, it would be great for the league."

Sound like contraction to you? Yea, me too.

Well, a few days later he came out and denied that he had any support for the idea of contraction, saying, "That word [contraction] never even came out of my mouth. I was just saying how the league was back in the 80s and how it could be good again. I never said, Lets take some of the teams out."

He may have never said the word "contraction" but he definitely describ ...

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