« on: July 09, 2010, 04:10:13 PM »
Miami will not win the title next year because in order to sign Bosh, Wade, and Lebron to near max deals, they're basically going to have to pay the minimum salary to every other player on their team to fill their roster and stay under the cap. They're basically going to have a bunch of scrubs and D-leaguers playing crunch time minutes. That's not going to work, even if the three stars stay healthy throughout the playoffs and rarely get into foul trouble. The only way this will work is if solid role players take a significant pay cut to come play for the Heat.
The best chance for Lebron to win would have been to go to Chicago who have the best nucleus of young players: Rose, Noah, Deng, and Boozer. Lebron would have been the alpha dog on that team, but there's a little more ambiguity in Miami with Wade there. Bottom line, I think the reason Lebron hasn't won a title yet is because he's not a killer like Kobe or Jordan are. Their teammates were (and are) borderline afraid to let them down, which is definitely not the case with Lebron.
I don't have any issue with him leaving the Cavs, but the hour-long special was a joke and came off as extremely narcissistic. I predict the Heat flame out in the conference finals next year, while the Lakers make it another three-peat.