NBA free agency wrap up: LeBron, Starmelo, Bosh and the Gimp
Much respect to King James. Wade is done and he’s taking Miami down with him. Bosh lashes himself to the mast of a sinking ship. And Melo is who we thought he was. Discuss.
The major elements of this year’s NBA free agency season – LeBron, Carmelo, Bosh and Wade – are now settled, or soon will be. A few reactions:
1: LeBron made a good decision, and it may have even been for the right reasons. He articulates his thinking in that wonderful letter that you may have read by now, and while you couldn’t get me to Cleveland at gunpoint, I fully respect his desire to go home and to do what he can to boost the fortunes of the place where he grew up. And I believe that he’s sincere in his justification of the … well, I started to say “the decision,” but that would have been in bad taste, huh?
Thing is, this was also a really smart hoops move. He went to Miami because he wanted to win, and he’s smart enough now to realize that he had to leave Miami to win. The problem on South Beach is simple…
2: Dwyane Wade is finished. D-Wade is a legit first ballot Hall of Famer and his career has been spectacular. But that’s all past tense now. Some years back an ESPN columnist, I think, penned an article on why Wade wouldn’t have a long career. Read more