Loyalty Is Dying: LeBron James Advised Chris Paul To Demand Trade

July 26th, 2010 by Brett Napier Leave a reply »
LeBron James continues to put his fingerprints on the most-hyped offseason in NBA history.

Brian Windhorst, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, broke this story via his twitter account. While you can argue whether or not this is true, you can't help but realise that the concept of loyalty in the NBA is dying - and fast.

Long gone are the days of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Welcome a new breed of NBA Superstars, who seem only to care about winning, not the fans, or the city that drafted them.
Is loyalty now a dying concept in the realms of the NBA? The first new breed of superstars (I'm labelling 2003 Draft onwards as new breed) to showcase this lack of loyalty were LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
The story is all too familiar now. LeBron broke the hearts of Cleveland fans thanks to his "decision", and sent his team back to the lottery, in what will surely be remembered as one of the biggest acts of betrayal in sports history.
Chris Bosh got it lucky. With LeBron coping all the Heat (no pun intended) he flew relatively under the radar. But, when your star leaves you, and the team didn't even make the playoffs, you're looking in p ...

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