The NBA Needs LeBron James In L.A.—As a Clipper

May 15th, 2010 by Eddie Becker Leave a reply »
For over a decade now, there's only been one king of Los Angeles.  There's only been one man able to move the dial in such a way the very axis of NBA viewership shifts just to see him play. 

For the past several years, Kobe Bryant has owned L.A. with little competition. But there is one guy who can step in and rob the West Coast market share.  That man?  LeBron James.

Perhaps you've heard of him. James, a career 27.8 points per game player, boasting two MVPs, and a fistful of All-Star appearances will be spending his summer shopping himself around to potential new suitors. 

Certainly, there's no question the Cleveland Cavs would love to retain him, but the reality of marketing and basic dollars and cents would tell you he'll be looking to offer his services elsewhere.

The cities being thrown out as candidates are New York, Chicago, and Miami.  All would be great destinations with great potential to be elite teams with a few tweaks.  But really, Chicago and Miami have already tasted the life of being a title town, and New York is, well, New York.

And it's not that the actual city of L ...

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