The Lebron James Sweepstakes: Breaking Down the Elite 8

February 23rd, 2010 by Chad Waylon Pouncy Leave a reply »
Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, we have a much clearer picture of the 2010 free agent race. In a free agent class featuring superstars Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Joe Johnson, most teams are salivating over the top prize, LeBron James. Arguably the best all-around player in the NBA today, James means the world to the teams vying to lure him into their market. Not only does LeBron's ability to lead turn his team into an instant contender, his marketability is through the roof. LBJ is guarantee to boost ticket sales, merchandising, team wins, and overall morale. There is probably not a team in the league that wouldn't want to add King James to their team, but only a handful of teams are in a position to offer him the max contract that he will assuredly command. After some trade deadline shuffling, that pool of teams has more clearly been defined. Let's take a look at how the top eight teams in the LeBron James sweepstakes stack up.Begin Slideshow


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