New Divisions Shape The NBA: Loyalty Vs. Limelight

August 27th, 2010 by Dan Hartel Leave a reply »
The 2010 NBA offseason has been as intriguing as any other in league history. We've seen the formation of a new powerhouse in Miami, as well as big names stars leaving the West for the likes of Chicago and New York.

The biggest names have and still continue to dominate the headlines.

New Orleans PG Chris Paul is reportedly unhappy with his situation in New Orleans, despite having three years and almost $50 million left on his contract.

Denver Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony has joined the disgruntled ranks of Paul, repeatedly refusing contract extensions offered to him. Anthony has just one guaranteed year left on his current deal.

It's become apparent that both players want out of their respective organizations, hoping to possibly join forces with Amare Stoudemire and the New York Knicks, in an attempt to one-up the recently formed Miami conglomerate of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.

The 2010 offseason has pitted the East vs. West. In 2009, the West as a whole outplayed the east. Yet, the biggest free agents on the market all ended up in the East.

Miami has become the automatic favor ...

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