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What’s LeBron James Legacy If He Leaves?

July 1st, 2014 at 5:11 PM
By Glenn Minnis

Small forward LeBron James of the Miami Heat is held in many circles across the world as the best basketball on the planet and to some, he just might go down as the best all-around ball player of all-time. However, James finds himself in a similar situation that he was in four years, free agency. James took a lot of heat (no pun intended) from many fans for leaving his hometown team the Cleveland Cavaliers and taking his talents to south beach to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The question that is on everyone's mind is simple, will James leave Miami and take his talents elsewhere?

 

When James left Cleveland to come to Miami, many believed that it was a cheap way to win an NBA Championship. He was joining forces with arguably two others players that are at least in the top 15 of the NBA's best. You can still hear the loud, thunderous boos from the opposing teams fans in attendance. People burned James' jerseys for abandoning his team to go elsewhere. He opted to become a free agent a little over a week ago and teams are clamoring for his services.

 

The Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and a bevy of other teams are itching at the chance to get a meeting with James. Obviously he's learned his lesson on not making a move like the one he did with, "The Decision," and wait until the last minute to notify teams of what his intentions are. This decision will be more planned out and him and his team not making it a huge of a spectacle as his decision was four years ago. James, I'm sure, is leery of the backlash he might face if that stunt is pulled off again, or let alone, he leaves Miami. He has become much more mature of the years and has grown each year since he's come into the league. 

 

Mouths are watering and eyes are glued to television sets in all houses once he decides where he will end up. If he leaves Miami to go to a team with even more star power, many will take away from any accolade he receives here on out and he will not be viewed as the one of the greats, because people will feel as though he needed help, even though it's a team sport. If he goes back to Cleveland, it will be a heartfelt story of James trying to finish what he started there a few years back. If he stays in Miami, it will be viewed as the dynasty continuing. So many layers and so many ways this can play out. It is always must-see when it comes to the Miami Heat.

Tags: Basketball, LeBron James, Miami, Miami Heat, NBA

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