Trying to Fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole: The Case of LeBron James

July 14th, 2010 by Jason Henry Leave a reply »

The state of Florida can now be certifiably classified as the epicenter of the basketball world.

There is Dwight Howard and the new Amway Center in Orlando as well as the new big three consisting of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh in Miami.

No state in the union can tout that kind of NBA clout, not even New York with Amar'e Stoudemire and Devon Harris in New Jersey.

James signed his new contract a few days ago that will pay him $115 million dollars over six years. This, of course, came after his decision on his one hour TV special entitled “The Decision” which aired on ESPN. James told Jim Grey that he would take his talents to South Beach and play with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to pursue his first ring.

Needless to say there was fallout from Bron-Bron’s decision as he would leave his beloved hometown of Akron, or Cleveland, and turn his back on the millions of people that love him in Ohio.

Cavalier fans burned his jerseys, tore down his posters, and called him the ultim ...

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