Will LeBron James Sign With the Orlando Magic as a Free Agent?

November 13th, 2009 by Chad Waylon Pouncy Leave a reply »
Now that LeBron James is keeping quiet about free agency, speculation is all we've got. It may seem a stretch to consider LeBron signing with the Orlando Magic, but is it really such an absurd notion?

Surely winning is important to "King James," that's something that is almost a guaranteed with the reigning Eastern Conference champs. That is not going to be the case with the New York Knicks or New Jersey Nets, two teams in disarray.

Certainly LeBron would like a legitimate running mate, not someone like Mo Williams or a 37-year-old Shaquille O'Neal. Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen. Kobe Bryant had Shaq (in his prime). Magic Johnson had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The duo of LeBron James and Dwight Howard would be the best one-two punch in NBA history.

If it's the media spotlight James is after, Orlando, though a fairly small market, has got it covered. During Shaq's stay in the O-town, he released rap albums (not that they were good), starred in movies (ok, not so good either), and was the top pitchman for Reebok.

Considering the alternatives, playing for the Magic could be quite tempting. The problem would be making the move happen. Let ...

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