NBA Free Agency: Loyalty or Legacy…What LeBron James’ Decision Means

June 29th, 2010 by bryan richardson Leave a reply »
Since first hearing about LeBron James back while he was in high-school, one of the first things that many of the experts and fans alike raved about was James's loyalty and maturation.

Many said he had wisdom beyond his years, and carried himself like he had spent as much time studying the media savvy off the court of guys like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson as he did studying their games on it.

James was the hometown kid, growing up in nearby Akron and had a very tight-knit set of friends and confidants who he trusted with both his personal and professional business.

Drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003, James was expected to bring the Cavaliers, and more importantly the city of Cleveland, a championship and erase all of the gloom and doom that had followed this city for the past four plus decades sports wise.

Things got off to a somewhat slow start, with the Cavs missing the playoffs the first two seasons meanwhile fellow draft mates Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade were helping lead their teams into the promise land.

Then in 2006, the moment finally came. James, in his first ever playoff game, recorded a tri ...

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