Why Amar’e Stoudemire Would Have Been a Better Fit Than LeBron James

July 18th, 2010 by CyberCosmiX Leave a reply »
Miami Heat fans have had plenty to cheer about over the past several weeks. They went from a most uncertain future, the possibility losing their centerpiece Dwyane Wade to free agency and the prospects of having to completely rebuild their team from scratch, from the bottom up.

From agony to ecstasy they went over the course of 24 hours. First, learning that not only Wade would be returning, but would be joined by elite big man Chris Bosh. The biggest 'Decision' though, is what whipped them into delirium; LeBron James announcing to a nation-wide audience of 10 million viewers that he would "be taking his talents to South Beach."

Pat Riley had succeeded to do what other general managers could not, he signed the single greatest NBA free agency motherload the league had ever seen. To contracts at less-than-market prices, mind you.

Riley had assembled the NBA's newest super-team, and transformed the Miami Heat from also-ran to championship contender, essentially overnight.

Taken individually, Wade, LeBron and Bosh are each top 10 NBA talents, with Wade and LeBron likely top three. Former Finals MVP Wade would now couple with reigning 2 ...

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