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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 7:00 pm  |  295 responses

Links: DECISION 10!!!

LeBron is going to Miami!

by Lang Whitaker | @langwhitaker

Thurs, July 8, 4:24 PM — In case you haven’t heard, tonight around 9:00 PM on ESPN, LeBron James is going to announce which team he will be playing for next season. This is the most important decision OF ALL TIME, as evidenced by the live hour of TV time ESPN turned over to Bron. Guess they were out of re-runs of “The World Series of Poker.”

Jokes aside, this has been a crazy few weeks. He was staying in Cleveland, he was going to Miami, he was coming to New York, and as of Wednesday night it appeared Miami was back in the lead. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that this has been the overriding sports story of the last few weeks, and right now (at least in the US) it’s a bigger deal than the World Cup Final. I’ve been doing hits on radio shows ad nauseum all week to talk about this, and yesterday a woman here at the office who I hadn’t spoken to once in ten years asked me where LeBron was signing.

And I don’t know. I really don’t, and I’m not even sure that right now, less than five hours before the announcement, that LeBron knows what he’s going to do. I think Ryan summed up the current state of affairs the best earlier today. If you haven’t read that, you should.

Since we can’t run from it, I’ll be embracing it and watching live tonight and liveblogging it below. Hang around, make some comments, and once LeBron spills the beans, we can break it all down.

8:40 PM — Well, the LeBronathan is rolling on ESPN. Just caught Brian Windhorst from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer on ESPN saying that it would be devastating to Cleveland and Ohio if LeBron leaves. No kidding. For all this talk about Miami over the last 24 hours, I just don’t see how Bron can leave Akron, leave Cleveland, leave Ohio…especially in an hour-long special on national TV. I haven’t talked to any inside sources, haven’t heard anything…just a gut feeling.

8:47 PM — Lots of NBA folk on Twitter seem to think Miami is going to be the choice. Tim Legler just said he thinks Bron could play point for Miami. He may have to if he goes there, because the Heat will only have 5 players on the roster. Our man Eboy may start at the two on opening night.

8:55 PM — Chris Broussard just said it’s still Miami in the lead and Cleveland is still in the picture. Windhorst just tweeted “remember this is LeBron’s decision and his alone.” Time to go!

9:00 PM — And we’re on! Well, I thought the theme song might be “Empire State of Mind,” which would’ve been telling. Instead we see a montage of LeBron highlights and a seriously-narrated series of video clips. LeBron is described, rightly or wrongly, as the most coveted free agent in the history of the game.

9:02 PM — This special, “The Decision,” is being sponsored by Bing. I’m going to have to google that and see what it is.

9:04 PM – Mike Wilbon plays the “economically depressed” card when talking about Ohio and notes that LeBron means so much to Ohio, but ABC TV’s Jon Barry interjects that LeBron doesn’t owe them anything. Which I disagree with. Cavs fans have supported him for the last seven years. Surely that’s worth something?

9:09 PM – We’re almost ten minutes into this show and the ABC halftime crew is still sitting around talking about the same possibilities everyone on ESPN and sports talk radio has been chewing on since July 1. Not exactly compelling viewing here.

9:11 PM – First commercial break of the night. BTW, absolutely NOTHING HAS HAPPENED so far. Except when they just showed a bunch of photoshopped images of what LeBron would look like in different jerseys. Maybe the best thing about this so far is that if anything it’s actually cut down on the amount of talking heads popping up on ESPN gabbing about this.

9:16 PM — Still nothing has happened. Stuart Scott just asked the guys on the panel for their predictions. Great.

9:17 PM — Scott: “We’ll find out LeBron’s decision in just a few minutes…but first…” Sigh. Another commercial break.

9:22 PM – Finally, we’re back and LeBron is on the set at the Boys and Girls Club in Greenwich, CT, alongside Jim Gray. Time for the announcement…

9:23 PM — LeBron says the process has been “everything I thought…and more.” He says he’s enjoyed the recruiting process and thanks all six teams he sat with. Not exactly groundbreaking stuff here.

9:24 PM — LeBron says he decided this morning. Felt different ways on different days, but this morning he woke up, had a “great conversation” with his Mom, and after that conversation he was set.

9:26 PM – LeBron says he has no doubts about his decision and he’s ready to announce it…

9:27 PM – MIAMI. LeBron mumbles that it’s tough for him to say it just before he says it. A murmur goes through the room there in Greenwich.

9:28 PM — Wow. Wow. Wow.

9:30 PM  — Bron says it’s not like “leaving Cleveland is the whole logistic of it.” Says he would have loved to stay in Cleveland in a perfect world, but it was time for him move on. Bron says Akron will always be home for him.

9:33 PM — Bron says his mother told him to do what’s best for him and what will make him happy, and that was what helped him make the decision.

9:34 — Gotta say, for all his talk about doing this to make him happy, LeBron doesn’t seem very happy right now.

9:36 — Back to the studio, where Chris Broussard has now disappeared. Dude probably ran off on vacation. He totally deserves one.

9:37 PM – Wilbon asks Bron how tough this has been and Bron says it’s been heavy. He thanks a bunch of former coaches and teammates and ownership back to Gordon Gund.

9:39 PM — Tell you what, Pat Riley’s nickname from now on should be The Closer.

9:48 PM – LeBron is working hard not to say anything much of interest — he definitely doesn’t seem thrilled about this, but I’m guess that’s as much out of respect for Cleveland as anything else. He says that while Miami doesn’t have much besides himself, Bosh and Wade, their job is going to be to lift the guys around them. Wilbon asks about the contract and Bron says all three guys are going to take less money so they can play together. Bron also notes that the upcoming CBA negotiations did play into his decision, but also notes that he did leave money on the table in order to have this opportunity.

9:50 PM – Wilbon shows Bron footage of fans in Cleveland burning his jersey, and LeBron says “I can’t get involved in that… I hope the fans understand it, but maybe they won’t.”

9:51 PM — Bron says to the fans of Cleveland “I feel awful that I’m leaving,” and he seems as genuine as he has all night.

9:56 PM – LeBron said it had nothing to do with money. This is a somber show. Jon Barry finally asks how long it’ll take Bron to disrobe Mario Chalmers of the number 6, and Bron cracks a smile.

10:00 PM — Bron actually mentions Joel Anthony having to be able to hit a big shot at the end of a game. Somewhere Joel Anthony just high-fived whoever is watching this with him.

10:02 PM — Now they’re asking LeBron questions from his Facebook page, which seems to me like a pretty good time for me log off.

Final thoughts: Orlando/Miami just became a bloodthirsty rivalry. Miami might get 82 games on national TV next season. But more than any of that, Bron, Wade and Bosh are an amazing trio, but Riley is going to have to pull a couple more magic tricks in order to get some other guys around The Three.

We’ll talk more about this…maybe forever? But I’m done. Thanks for hanging here. Keep it going in the comments. Does this make Miami the favorite to win the East? Are they even the favorite to win the Southeast Division?

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  • thefroh

    LeBrand James.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    Blow up the team for Chris Paul, tank next season, draft Harrison Barnes then we’re right back in it like the drawers of the women.
    On a scale of one to ten CP3 be a 20
    My team so bad make a n!&&a think he sinnin

  • The Philosopher

    LONG… LIVE… THE KING!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Wake me up when he finally makes up his mind.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Lebron needs to retire the “King” gimmick if he goes to WADE County.

  • The Philosopher

    The King is The King until… he doesn’t want to be anymore.
    Shout out to Maverick Carter.
    Welcome to The Big Time.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    Sh!t apparently he taped it, the video’s out
    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1938393

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    I have to admit I’m gonna watch, so they won.
    Shelley Smith is reporting live from some bar in Cleveland. This is huge!

  • Scottie Pimpin

    the prince aka drose, the beast from the east noah, the beast from the west boozer, choose chicago or die.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    I’m debating whether or not to burn anything LBJ merchandise I have should he spurn his home state for ANY team on national television.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton
  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    It better be a lame and sappy “I GOT LOTS OF GREAT OFFERS BUT I CAN’T LEAVE MY HOMETOWN! WOULDN’T FEEL RIGHT WINNING A RING SOMEWHERE ELSE, SO I’M BRINGING A TITLE BACK TO CLEVELAND!” *CHEERS*
    ^Best case scenario for him, and the NBA.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    You know it’s a big deal when Sam Rubenstein shows up in the comments section!

  • top

    long live the king, king of attention w h*re

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    In a perfect world, just before LeBron announces, Ron Artest would pop up from under the table holding the trophy yelling “ACKNOWLEDGE ME, PEOPLE!” and make LeBron say Queensbridge before being escorted away by security.

  • Joe

    I enjoyed Simmon’s take on the rumoured Miami deal:

    13. I think it’s a cop-out. Any super-competitive person would rather beat Dwyane Wade than play with him. Don’t you want to find the Ali to your Frazier and have that rival pull the greatness out of you? That’s why I’m holding out hope that LeBron signs with New York or Chicago (or stays in Cleveland), because he’d be saying, “Fine. Kobe, Dwight and Melo all have their teams. Wade and Bosh have their team. The Celtics are still there. Durant’s team is coming. I’m gonna go out and build MY team, and I’m kicking all their asses.” That’s what Jordan would have done. Hell, that’s what Kobe would have done.

  • lakerschizoprenic

    all this hype for the king with no ring. ugh

  • lakerschizoprenic

    cant wait for espn to fill the one hour show with Lebron championship highlights….oh wait

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    @Joe, I enjoyed Simmons’ take on the situation.

  • roybot

    Lebron to Portland to be with his dad Greg Oden

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com Clay

    I guess the Knicks haven’t figured out how they can draft good players instead of having to try and lure them to the Garden. But it will be alright, LeBron will be a Knick by the end of the night. He wants all the New Yorkers to assume he’s going elsewhere to ease the pressure on himself for when he comes to Gotham.

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Lebron forces a sign n trade to toronto, book it

  • http://yns.tumblr.com souss

    In other news, what do you guys think of Big Boi’s new masterpiece ?

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    What do you guys think he’ll be doing with all that time after he announces his decision? Maybe something personal. Something to which Tim Hardaway would not be hip.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    Lang’s liveblog is about 126 times better than anything the ESPN hype-whoring machine can cook up. I’m turning off the TV now.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Simmons’ piece was good. Enjoyed it. Anyone read Wojnarowski yesterday? Tell us what you really think Adrian!

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Stu Scott hosts, I turn off. Bananas!

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    @LA Huey: I actually think it’d be awesome if he just did exactly what SVG said and just blurt out “I’m staying in Cleveland”, stood up and left the podium.

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com Clay

    Stuart Scott shouldn’t be allowed to host any event.

  • chingy

    Co-sign Joe. I really hope Lebron builds his own dynasty. If he joins Wade and Bosh, I’ll have to lose my last bit of respect for the guy. Sure they guy’s a stat-stuffer but if he wants to be up there with Jordan at the end of his career, he needs to win (several times) in Cleveland.

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com Clay

    If LeBron goes to the Knicks, he can rack up stats and regular season MVP awards that no one else could replicate. There is nothing wrong with doing that and not winning many championships. He just couldn’t be compared to Jordan at the end of his career.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Evening, potential haters.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Clay, hasnt he done that for 7 years in Cleveland?

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com Clay

    Not exactly. With Mike D in NY he could play PG in an uptempo offense with a more reliable top player to dish to with Amare.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    OK, I’m here. Let’s do this. Starting the liveblog now.

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com Clay

    Lang where is LeBron headed?

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    @Eboy, “Evening, potential haters” <- that’s what I was talking about earlier. I despise it but I can’t help but chuckle on the inside.

  • F**k LeBron

    I WILL NOT be giving into this bullsh*t. Wake me up when Princess James tell us that it’ll be the Heat who the Lakers beat next season..if they even make it out the east

  • Clay

    Best ice breaker LeBron could possibly have: He says he’s decided to play professional baseball. That would put everyone in a light mood.

  • Shaggy

    HOW DO I WATCH IT IN CANADA!!??

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    He’s staying in Cleveland…to play for the Browns

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    My biggest problem with this scenario? Where could Lebron be immortalized in bronze statue form? Definitely not in Miami. Dwyane Wade and potentially Alonzo Mourning already have that locked down. If Lebron went to the Knicks and won there he would almost certainly be given that recognition and in front of the “World’s Most Famous Arena.” I think Lebron knows that.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    And I just read two news reports. One stating Lebron was inquiring about Billy Joel’s $12 million pad in NYC. The other? That he hired Cleveland police to keep watch on his property tonight.

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    This will be lebron’s decision and this is how it will go for any team he signs with if kanye shows up.
    Chicago: Id like to announce that.. *Kanye “IMma let you finish but michael was the greatest player of all time, of all time!
    Miami: Id like to announce that..*Kanye “Imma let you finish but Dwyane wade is the best heat player of all time, of all time!
    New York: Id like to announce that..*Kanye “Imma let you finish but Jay-z is the greatest new york idol of all time, of all time!

  • http://Www.lkz.cn Darksaber

    Espn Asia isn’t showing the narcism fest called the decision. So i’ll stick with the homie Lang and the liveblog. Hope the aristocrat doesn’t wait till minute 59 to share the decision.

  • http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:OzhW3M1GBSKkgM:http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    I am at work. Please describe what Bron is wearing. Thank you.

  • Fat Lever

    Lebron is docked 2 championships on account of being such a tool. So in order to be in the same breath as MJ, he will need to win 8 titles.

  • Fat Lever

    Did Chris Broussard go to the SAS School of Broadcasting? Or should I say the SAS SCHOOL OF BROADCASTING?!?!?!?!

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Of course I’m here this is espn’s finest manufactured spectacle since “Who’s Now”

  • http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:OzhW3M1GBSKkgM:http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    STEPHEN A SMITH JUST TWEETED THAT LEBRON IS GOING TO BE A CLIPPER! … Ok he didn’t.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I’m just laughing at all this hype. It’s too much.

  • http://Www.lkz.cn Darksaber

    Where are slam’s many Kobelovers? Time to launch into LBJ-insult mode

  • Fat Lever

    Hahahahaha Sam, I forgot about that. Wow, talk about terrible segments.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    WAIT! Does this mean that Joe Johnson will end up having signed the most lucrative contract of the 2010 free agent class?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Jon Barry knows something.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    Too much indeed.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    The Timberwolves? Who knew!

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    who the hell aside from Ryan Seacrest even uses bing?

  • http://Www.lkz.cn Darksaber

    Are Delonte and Gloria backstage holding hands and beaming with pride?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Again: If Lebron and Bosh join the Heat and D-Wade takes a paycut to accomodate their joining him in South Beach then JOE JOHNSON WILL HAVE SIGNED THE MOST LUCRATIVE CONTRACT THIS SUMMER! (<– SAS voice)

  • Shaggy

    he is going to toronto via sign and trade with turkoglu

  • Fat Lever

    melvin there is someone else: Chandler

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    I’m not watching so can anyone tell me who’s on the panel?

  • Lebran

    Come on, its 2.15 in the F**KING morning, i got work in a few hours will someone please just TELL ME WHATS HAPPENING SO I CAN GO TO SLEEP AND DREAM OF OUR NEW DYNASTY!!!!

    Anticlimax of the evening = Lebron stays in Cleveland. Lets shake things up a bit come ooooonnnnn.

  • Shaggy

    they all say Miami, they are stupid

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    Anybody wanna see my SLAM Magazines on YouTube???

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    @fat lever: seriously bro that was lamme :|

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Didn’t Lebron make the claim yesterday that his “Decision” would be televised within the first 10 minutes?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    All of those kids are going to be heartbroken if he doesn’t choose NYC.

  • Lebran

    uuuuuugghh come on its 2.20 in the morning…..

  • Jose

    Th3_R3al_Chris just blew my mind by pointing that out

  • Fat Lever

    Kind of like this entire wh0ring out process, melvin?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I can’t believe it’s over (I can believe it’s Miami, though)!!

  • Rhodeeski

    Miami

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    I still think his best opportunity to win multiple Championships right away would have been with the Bulls. They already have a core group in place that has been successful and Lebron would have been that piece that brought them over the top.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    Riot at LeBron’s house! Everyone’s invited!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Touch me.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    This is a dynasty. Doesn’t matter if the Heat sign eight other scrubs to play with their three All-Star starters.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Eboy’s on cloud nine. Congrats!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Can i get a Slam memorial piece in mine and Cheryls honor?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Ryne, Chris Bosh still has done nothing in the NBA to warrant being a big time player. Careful on those predictions.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    wack !

  • Jose

    Whoo! Yes! YES! Triple Yes!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    WOWWWW. Can’t wait for the season to start.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    All I’m saying is he’s an All-Star starter, Chris.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Joe Johnson!!

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    OH YEAH THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    OH YEAH THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Sorry, Anton.
    Congrats, Eboy.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    So was Ilgauskis at one point in time.

  • Cleveland Clown

    The worst day in Cleveland history! Shame on you LeBron

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Wow, an attention whore (Bosh) goes to play with two of the 3 brightest stars in the L. Yeah, sure Chris. YOU’LL get all the recognition. (what a dumbass)

  • http://Egotastic.com Michael

    P**sy. straight p**sy.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Party at Eboy’s crib. Who’s on suicide watch at Anton’s: get there…now!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Anyone that tries to jump on the wagon 6 months from now….I’ll remember who said the Heat and Bron could rot on hell. Suck it slowly, haters.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    T-Money, Jukai, et all: it’s time, fellas. Meet me at the bridge.

  • rashado

    how can any real basketball fan be happy about this? he’s terrified he won’t win a title right now so he takes the easy way out? i’m absolutely disgusted by the open cowardice on display by these supposed role models…basketball karma will assure us that these fools don’t win a title any time soon. i hope the lakers three peat, but if not i hope a real team wins, not this mockery of a basketball team.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    My rebuttal to what Lebron just said about winning a Championship: “This is for ‘Sota!”

  • keify34

    Watch the number of Miami fans increase exponentially…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Ill send Anton a Lebron Heat jersey,

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    *touches eboy


    *withdraws finger covered in hair product with abject repulsion

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    fan since seikley era so cant say anything to me.

  • J-Bird

    Lebrons a follower, not a leader.

    Kobes smilin’.

  • Cleveland Clown

    Here comes the dream team (Bosh,LBJ and Wade). Get ready for the Heat to take the NBA on storm whoever makes up the rest of their squad.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    just playin tho :)

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Matt Lawyue

    I’d try and write a Knicks related post tonight, but it be a couple words mixed in with heavy cursing and stuff not appropriate even for the Internets.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Eboy, I was a huge Heat supporter back in the Shaq-era but the only Heat jersey I’ll ever own will be the #32. If they bring the Big Fella back for the final two years of his career then I might root for Miami if Boston can’t get it done next year.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Forget Anton’s house, quick, to the bridge!!

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Effin hater, how you flippin this on everybody else. Hats off to the Heat org.
    Not you E!! Lucky dog!! This is going to be sick. Pat better get off his lawn and dust off his suit and tie. Cliff, I hope you anticipated some season tickets. South Beach gonna be smoking!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Jason Williams starting point guard for the Knicks? Seems likely since he’s on the back end of his career and will likely want more than the veteran’s minimum.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Computer simulation says Heat go 66-16. I’d agree.

  • asmatic asiatic 02

    IMO chris bosh is over-rated, he’s a good all star player but I don’t think he’s a superstar and won’t have to be with this squad. He was especially annoying giving that thumbs up and good luck Lebron on that espn piece. HRegardless he’s gonna have a good time in south beach and there will be alot of chips in their future unless Kobe comes through with a monster series in the finals.

  • Shaggy

    this is like on NBA live when you make a stacked dynasty and you just get over it after 20 minutes

  • capostat

    sell out. lost all respect for lebron

  • Aaron

    I wonder what SLAM’s next cover will be… THREE COPIES PLEASE.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Matt, that sounds like a good read, sir.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Lebron on the CBA and potential lockout: “We need to fill out our roster, but attention free agents. Don’t sign one-year contracts for the minimum because there is no guarantee that you’ll sign anywhere next summer.”

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Matt Lawyue

    Whatever. I’m over it. Amar’e, Gallo and now lets work on some sign and trades to improve the Knicks. Anthony Randolph already on his way?

    C’mon NY fans. James just became enemy number 1. Take Reggie, Zo, Hardaway, Davis brothers, Jordan and wrap em into one. That’s what James should be to Knicks fans.

  • lakerschizoprenic

    ok miami. now how can you scrubs defend Gasol and Bynum? Gasol is gonna maul bosh all day every day in the post

  • riggs

    Wow, I assumed LeBron James would be sitting at a table and have hats of the Knicks, Cavs, Heat, Nets, and whoever else and put it on like college. That or right when he was about to say his decision the lights go out, smoke fills the room and when the lights come back on he would be wearing the new teams uniform, standing like Superman witha crown on his head….. Oh how I overestimated you.

  • http://stephenbfoote@gmail.com aotearaw

    Wow. Did that just happen?

    Congrats Eboy & Ceryl, can’t wait to see how this all turns out.

  • Roberto

    That’s wierd, I’m not Riggs….

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Matt Lawyue

    Ryne, I’ll try and unleash that inner rage tomorrow haha

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    Eboy, I already got one years ago. Called it!
    All that’s left now is for White Chocolate to join the Miami Megazord.

  • Sean

    If it was possible to loose respect for him I would have just done it. This guy is douche. He doesn`t even have any of the endearing characteristics that MJ had…and let`s face it he was a prick too. WHAT-A-CUNT.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Lebron looked heartbroken when he saw the footage of his jersey burning.

  • NBA kid

    just more proof Durant is the anti-bron…one of the two is incredibly loyal, dedicated to his city and teammates, and will work for his shot at a championship rather than joining up with other superstars. (hint, that’s not lebron)

  • hangtime Hec

    As of today I now relinquish my fandom and loyalty to the Miami Heat.

    Thanks, c!ksuckers, band wagoners and the general scum of the earth will now follow my favorite team of 5 years. Thanks, =/

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    Reasons to not kill self: The JJ Hickson era has begun.
    *slits wrists*

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    Man, my friends little brother is going to kill me in 2k with the heat now.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    @rashado, the Gods were proven dead when my Sonics were hi-jacked.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    @Th3_R3al_Chris: sorry not watching here, but is that jersey burning actually PART of the show? or just some footage outside the building of some fans reacting?

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    im a big (never ever been a bandwagoner) heat fan but all of you cavaliers fans GOD bless you all you have been through so much and it brings a tear to my eye to see another devastation for cleveland

  • tinchek

    lost all respect for lebron. go celtics and lakers

  • frank

    joe johnson is the highest paid player in the NBA….WHAT

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    lol sorry didn’t read Lang’s 9:50 update…

  • NBA kid

    cosign jaco, hang tough cleveland, I sure hope danny ferry swings a miracle for you guys. if not, enjoy harrison barnes in two years

  • lakerschizoprenic

    the entire city(?) of cleveland are now officially LAKER fans

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    If he doesn’t win a championship now, will it be Pat Riley’s fault for not putting a bench around him? Maybe they could combine the Heat and the Cavs so he could have a bench and be surrounded by All-Stars and we would never have to hear another excuse ever again. We could call them the Cleats…or the Havilers. Kind of sounds appropriate.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    No f*cking way. Oh my gosh.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    The hate is beautiful!

  • hangtime Hec

    I am probably in the minority that is the only heat fan that didn’t want this to happen. I cant follow this team anymore. I cant.

  • jumpman3224

    Congrats Heat fans. Should be an intereting year.

  • The D Train

    Congrats Eboy. All the pressure in the world is on your 3-man-band. Good luck going forward.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    he was a pu$$y. NY would´ve been awsome for the East battle!

  • http://www.soundclick.com/thesupergenius Che-Son

    I always liked the Heat and I wish the real Big Three the best over the next several years. Sucks to be a Knicks fan. What else is new?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    On some real sh*t, all Heat fans that just became fans an hour ago, go **** yourselves

  • billymagnum

    so let’s see if i’m getting this right: lebron’s a sellout, media whore, chump who can’t win a ring on his own? i’m pretty sure none of the haters can name a team that won a championship with only one high quality superstar (not counting hakeem b/c jordan was either out of the L or still recovering from the hiatus). that’s what it takes to win in the NBA. kobe got nuthin til gasol was fleeced from memphis, so why all the hate, especially from lakers fans? anyone who really knows the game understands that stars can modify their game to bring out the best in others, hell, that’s what stars do. these dudes are gonna co-exist just fine and probably win a few chips until kevin durant and company realize how good they really are, then we’ll have a new rivalry for the league……if you don’t love this move, then you don’t love nba basketball…period (and i’m a friggin’ celtics fan).

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    ok so what do we call the James-Wade-Bosh team-up in Miami now? Y’know, since the “big Three” is already taken. I propose “the Eboys” haha

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    Congrats to TRUE heat fans. I hope you get your championship. Not really because I’m a Lakers fan but we will see. I got 100 that Miami doesn’t win though.

  • lakerschizoprenic

    as a laker fan im happy bron went to miami. i would of hated bron in chicago cause Noah actually defends Gasol well. Bosh on the other hand…hahahaha

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    pu$$ay I say, not hate Eboy, I love Wade, even got a Heat Wade´s jersey and am a TrailBlazers fan as you know…but Bron just revealed is true self…afraid to be the man in NY, Nets, Bulls or Cle!

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    @melvin ely THE THREE MUSKETEERS!!

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Thanks guys. I’m done up top but the comments are still open. And I’m going on Sirius Hardcore Sports (Ch. 98) at 10:30 to discuss this…

  • Fat Lever

    I can honestly say that being a Sixer fan is not the worst experience in the NBA right now. Cleveland is #1, with being a Knicks fan sitting comfortably at #2.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Where is Allen Iverson playing next year?

  • The D Train

    You think the haters are bad on this site…I suggest you go check out: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/. Some quality hate going on over there.

  • Severus

    LePrince James

  • The D Train

    Apparently Wade loves his kids, just not as much as he loves Bosh and Lebron.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    Man I am feeling those Cavs fans right now…when you’re best players are Jamison, Mo and Varejao, you certainly have the makings of a lottery-bound team.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    im a cavs fan now… im changing my name to Larry Dance

  • Clay

    Why so many comments? What happened? Did Shaq reveal where he’s playing next season?

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    @JACO: wait. Wait I got it. Listen: “the ThreEboys”
    I win.

  • lakerschizoprenic

    Dear Bron,

    Thanks

    Love,
    Kobe

  • capostat

    so gasol is a superstar now? ok

  • JTaylor21

    You clowns have it all wrong, LeBron is Magic rencarnated
    expect faster, stronger, higher leaper, defender, and better
    scorer. People have this false image of bron as an MJ type
    scorer. He’s best attribute has always been passing by a wide
    margin. It was because the cavs needed him to do so much scoring
    that people now think of as a scorer first. He now has that chance
    to be that in Miami with hopefully a coach PRiley that coached
    Magic. He can now focus on passing and rebounding more while
    wade and bosh focus on scoring. He could avg. 23/9/10 next yr.
    Also just imagine all the blocks and steals that bron and wade
    could get which leads to non-stop NBA Jam sessions.

  • The Philosopher

    To The World:
    The King just changed the game entirely, for the stereotype of the modern American athlete has just been eradicated. No longer can we call him selfish, self centered, or anything negatively associated with him basketball wise.
    At the end of the day, it’s about the jewelry. He knows this along with everyone else.

  • lakerschizoprenic

    compared to Bosh? hell yeah

  • The D Train

    Simmons’ crazy Olympic-Pact Theory is coming true. My god, does that mean Chris Paul is somehow going to end up in Miami in the next year or two?

  • Diesel

    What the heck is an organ I zation?

  • Clay

    Now to the real question: Who of the big three plans on stepping up their defense even more to be the team stopper?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    I can’t stand J.A. Adande. He’s worse than SAS in my opinion.

  • Diesel

    @philospher…you can call him a p*ssy that couldn’t win on his own though. Needs big brother Wade to MAYBE bring him a ring

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    Wow, just turned off TV. This changes…EVERYTHING.

  • Cookie

    Damn. I’m not a Lebron fan but all the hate he’s getting is ridiculous, especially from the Cleveland fans. He gave them 7 years and in that time they were unable to build a decent team around him.
    Then when he gets a chance to play on a team with 2 good players people give him crap for not choosing to go it alone. If Kobe was in Cleveland could he better? I don’t think so. I even doubt Jordan could have won a championship with that cast.
    The man got wants a championship, so he’s going where he thinks he can do it and people call him a pu$$y. I’d like to see them do better than what he has done.

  • capostat

    so what is lamar odom? wade?

  • Bruno

    wade, lebron, bosh and who else??? I’m still pickin Orlando and Boston before Miami to rule the east

  • John

    Does he really have to mention at the end the charities and sponsors. You’ve already done damage to your image and he says maybe one of kids from the boys and girls clubs can be a LeBron one day LOL wow

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/03/paul-pierce-and-the-celtics-hearing-boos/ L

    Hey Eboy I bet your happy!

  • The Philosopher

    Now, with him being on this team, his skills can be on full display, for he’s never really had a great team.
    That team he led to The Finals was among the worst teams in League History to make The Finals. A testament to The King’s unnatural skill. And, he hasn’t even fully displayed what he’s able to do on the court yet. Now, he has legit options.
    Another thing:
    This WILL WORK. And, this WOULD NOT EVER have worked with Kobe in a million years. Period.

  • The D Train

    Excited to see James passing flourish. Also excited to see who is going to guard Dwight Howard in the post. They still need some muscle down low.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Eboy can now officially be called LeBoy.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I think they’ll drop the first game of the season.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I just tried to connect with my ticket connection and his phone’s off and voicemailbox has reached its limit. guess i’ll be watching from home or hooter’s…

  • The Philosopher

    He really lived up to the hype on this one. He changed the landscape of The League.
    Again, shout out to Maverick Carter… We see your ambition, playa.
    I admire their ambition.
    To anyone who proclaims that “LeBron is too scared, or can’t do it alone”, etc:
    He’ll be damned if he do, he’ll be damned if he don’t, and you’re haters that are pissed that he didn’t come to your team. Period.
    LONG… LIVE… THE KING.

  • lakerschizoprenic

    of course that would not have worked with Kobe. Kobe is an alpha male like that guy with a statue in chicago.

    Lebron just proved that he is not an alpha male. just like Pippen, Penny, David robinson

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    That team he lead to the finals is a testament to how awful the east back then was. This was promptly evidenced when the san antonio spurs decided to get up from bed in the morning and proceeded to kick their asses. I know that railing on the philosopher for his excessive displays of ignorance is cliche in these parts, but yeah count me in. And what’s the point for this “working” for kobe? Last time I heard, they’re the champs. He didn’t need two superstars backing him up for that.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t gonna be crazy fun to watch. Damn…

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    Check it, you know how I be
    Last week Bron couldn’t do it without me
    You know how I be
    Last week Bron couldn’t do it without me

    I call myself Wade but I’m not good at swimmin
    He calls himself King but he’s not good at winnin
    Excuse me, winnin’s just not with him
    Cause in the Heat dawg I’m the B-I-G
    Cause if Riley was still here, he would be right there
    On the sidelines as the real coach, yeah
    Chillin, sittin on about half a billion
    3 max deals, still not as good as J. Johnson?
    For real dawg, that’s how I be
    That’s like a scrub PG having more assists than me
    That’s like my ex-wife havin more cash than me
    That’s like Delonte havin more Glory-ia than me
    That’s like Beasley havin more upside than me
    Now stop, think about that, it ain’t about that
    It’s about H-e-at aka Big 3
    Now that’s the difference between 1st round and 1st place
    Queen, n!&&a, tell me how my @ss taste

  • Double J

    Holy Crap this just ruined NBA Jam

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Kobe is playing Warning by Biggie right now. Feeding Ron gunpowder!

  • capostat

    for anyone trying to compare kobe winning titles with gasol, to this miami BS, you’re ignorant of the situation that led to gasol becoming a laker. Kobe was ready to go to Chicago –even ready to jump over to the Clippers, goddammit.
    But kobe winning a chip after gasol being TRADED to LA is the same as lebron jumping ship to form a dynasty with one-and-a-half superstars.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    ANTON!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    The ThrEboys….wow thats nice! I may become Leboy tomorrow!

  • Double J

    Lebron James, in my opinion, has always personified what it means to be a team player and an honest man. I’m gratefully happy for him and his “Decision” but I’m sorry, Kobe is gonna show the world why he the best. No more fat finger and gimpy knee boys.

  • The Philosopher

    @Krishan:
    The Spurs were a great team. What are you talking about?
    And, Kobe DID have two superstars backing him up in Shaq AND Gasol. Pau Gasol IS a superstar.
    YOU are ignorant if you think otherwise.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I hope i get to write the Heat preview THIS season for the site!!!!

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Keep Beasley away from Miss Gloria.

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    Eboy: a better idea, you write the heat preview and anton writes the cavs’. Then put them in the same post. The contrast will be hilarious.

  • John

    Mr. Bryant and Mr. Durant are gonna be so motivated to smash them.
    What’s a better team? Durant, Kobe and Gasol or LeBron, Wade and Bosh

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Ben and Ryne should take that under advisement.

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    gloria james in south beach? paris hilton is gonna look like a nun.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    wow, I’m shocked. all I can say is that I won’t be surprised whether they flourish or travel a bumpy, egotistical road. also, even though the heat have made three great moves so far, i still think they need to make a few more for them to be serious contenders next year.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Once they sign me for the minimum, they’ll have their mid range game covered.

  • http://air-tsinelas.blogspot.com Roy

    I knew it. LeBron is going to Miami. Congrats to Eboy and the rest of the Heat fans. :D

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    An Eboy season preview would just be a giant middle finger, a lit cigar, and the ashes of a Laker jersey.

  • Gloria

    Can the heat trade for delonte?

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    This was leading news even here in New Zealand.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    beas is gettin down with miss gloria and gasol is WAY BETTER THAN BOSH! CB cannot stop him and he can defend him for sure

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    This is just so so stupid… at least now I don’t have to worry about anybody challenging Jordan for his title for the next 10 years or so. But give the Thunder a few years to get better and maybe they will compete by some miracle. All the Heat need is a defensive big man and they’ll dominate. Heck, why not just grab Dwight Howard while they are at it… looks like I’ll be watching a lot more college basketball from now on.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    PG-Chalmers
    SG-Wade
    SF-James
    PF-Bosh
    C-Anthony (joel)

    that’s a championship caliber starting 5! (although very top 3 heavy)… but what about the bench?

  • Bruno

    I don’t have any problem with Wade & Bron but Bosh??? he sucks!!!
    i’d be scared if they had sheed in their team

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    eboy and anton should have regular duet pieces on here

  • http://N/A Hedonist

    this is eerily similar to the galaticos of real madrid…

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    the official song for this is mc breed, 7 years.

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    mc breed, 7 years… “aint this kinda funny how the shti done changed now, its been 7 years of the same old siht had to put my foot down.
    now im lookin thru my eyes a lil clearer, the next year ill be the nicca in the mirror ……required listening for all

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    also, its a summer wit miami, bottles in the air, livin without a care…..

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Joel Anthony’s a Center? When we’re asking what positions the team’s role players play it kind of tells the story for us. Miami has work to do. Their window is wide open though!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    And before anyone thinks all ill do is gloat until November…..i dont think they should be higher than the Magic or Celts (at the moment)until they lock up some decent role players…..next year though, you guys wont be able to deal with me.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    Dwight Howard proves once again why he doesn’t have that “IT” factor by being so quick to jump on Twitter and address the Lebron-to-Miami signing. Does he not realize that it’s his job to extinguish the Heat? Jameer does.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    To Lebron’s defense, fans would have criticized him wherever he went. Swallow his pride and sign with Miami and he’s a “sellout”; go to the Nets or Chicago or Clippers or Cleveland and continue to be “The Man” and he’ll be demonized for his giant ego and inability to get things done by himself forever.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    I’m honestly quite impressed with Lebron. This shows how disturbed Lebron was at the Cavs’ loss to the Celtics. It show how much he wants to win – he’s actually putting his money where his mouth is now. He might also never win another MVP.

  • Amp Waner

    You’re gonna GOOGLE “BING” to see what it is? LMAO best shit ever…..LMAO

  • http://www.dimemag.com Anton

    ^^Then you must have not watched the series as he clearly quit on his team in Game 5

  • The D Train

    Pressure makes diamonds or bursts pipes, correct? Welcome to the pressure cooker, fellas. Nothing less than multiple championships will be acceptable. Now we really get to find out what Lebron is made of, although it’ll always be kind of sad that he had to hook up with Wade to win one (if they even do). A lot of the venom towards Lebron is that he let us down. We prematurely put him on a pedestal where he didnt belong. If he goes on to win multiple titles with Wade and Bosh, he’ll cement A place in history. Unfortunately, and obviously not completely his fault, he can never cement THE place in history that many of us thought he would. Too much, too soon. Over-hyped expectations. Over-exposure. Lack of refinement. Lack of top-notch teammates. They’ve all factored into 7 years of us waiting for him to achieve what we expected of him. Sadly, he has only proved that we wanted/hoped/expected too much of him. And even more depressing is the fact that by simply joining 2 of the other top 15 players, in a heavily diluted league, as opposed to meeting the challenge head on, he’ll never quite measure up. The best should try to beat the best, not join them.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Lets be honest up here, He wants to catch Kobe in rings. In the interview with Wilborn, he hinted he needed rings for legacy, but his legacy will take a hit with this punk move. Bulls were the better team and I would take Lebron/Amare over Wade/Bosh anyday. He is not a King, he needs a new name to me. Maybe backrider, jumpship, frontrunner, wade’s sidekick or my favorite Pippen 2.0. I feel bad for this cat, you picked the Heat, Maybe if James went to college he would understand that if he would have led the Cavs to 1 title it would be bigger than 2 titles on a 3 superstar team in Miami. BOOK IT!!!

  • J-Bird

    what D Train said.

  • FrenchBaller

    this is pretty high quality right there… i may be a dumb ass for thinking this out loud, but getting lbj, dwade and cb4, when your team is damn near fucking empty, is like buying a db9 when you aint got no crib… im just saying

    in all truth though, and no one will be able to deny this, this is huge. i dont know how they’re gonna share the ball tho. the olympics only last for a handful of games. they’re gonna need role players, good at what they do without needing many touches, and im talking about 4 attemps max a game

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gakbrenti

    damn!
    i tought LeBron wear bulls jersey will nice..
    but again..he can’t wear the number 23.
    so he chosed miami….

    it’s gonna be HOT all season..
    can’t wait!

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    @Anton: He quit. But honestly, man, you would’ve still kept him if you could. We would’ve kept Rupaul up here in Toronto for all his flaws, too.

  • The Philosopher

    The King really lived up to the hype on this one. He has changed the whole entire NBA landscape by his lonesome.
    Again, shout out to Maverick Carter. The world sees your ambition. I admire your ambition.
    To those who label this move as something other than what it is:
    He’s damned if he does, damned if he don’t. I can sense the utter fear…
    He will truly go down as one of the best of all times.

  • http://albayanos.com LeoneL

    Miami ain’t winning a chip. Even with this three.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    damn.

    honestly, anywhere, ANYWHERE but miami and he just might have saved some respectability for himself.
    there can be no more comparisons at all to MJ, or Kobe because none of it would ever be close to justified.

    cosign whoever said there’s a difference between earning a ring and winning a ring

  • Hersey

    While I do think the Heat are the NBA’s next great villain, I have to give props to Dwyane Wade. Dude just got LeBron to be his wingman. Bron and Wade have carried teams of scrubs into the playoffs on their own and now they have Bosh and whatever Riley can put together. Could Wade get to 7 rings before Kobe? Shiz just got real.

  • T-Money

    A couple of points: 1- With all them taking max deals (and they said they wouldn’t), the Heat still have at leat 10 mil to mess with now that Beasley has been shipped out. 2- He takes less money and goes to a team with a star. So the greedy, global icon, fame whore angle is gone. 3- I’m glad that he stopped giving a fvck about pleasing everybody and did what he felt was right. Alone. No World Wide Wes, no crazy entourage. Him, his mom, his best friend. That’s it. 4- Don’t kid yourself, he’s the Heat’s best player. 5- I’m actually embracing the hate now. Fvck it. Let’s throw parades and watch them get mad.

  • T-Money

    Mike Miller just signed. Is Bron gonna play point on offense and 3 on defense?! Wow. They need a rugged defender/rebounder at the 5.

  • The Philosopher

    Y-Money is on fire.

  • The Philosopher

    *My bad, T-Money.

  • Joseph S.

    I respect his decision..though i did want to see him in chicago instead. But hey..lbj..dwade n bosh..kobe n lakers will be waiting for u guys in the finals!!

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    PURE WOW!

  • http://www.colorprintingwholesale.com/full-color-brochure-printing.html cheap printing color brochures

    I hope Lebron would just let Dwayne Wade be the first option in their offense. I’d rather see Lebron doing the Pippen role than a Michael Jordan type role. Right now they need an efficient big man.

  • http://www.facebook.com 9Steele9

    somewhere out there, right now, david stern is jerking off

  • http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:OzhW3M1GBSKkgM:http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    @Eboy – Oh the irony – You will now know fully what it’s like to be a Lakers fan (minus the championships)

  • tom

    SHAQ is still out there

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Should be interesting to see if they can keep their egos in check for the next five years. I’m not hating and sure as he’ll ain’t jumping on any bandwagon, but next year will be very very interesting. Gotta feel bad for Cleveland though. My Bulls will do ok.

  • http://odellharper3@hotmail.com dell harper

    i already know what your next cover is gonna be. the way miami is gonna grab a hold of the league you should call them maimi vice or three times dope, something like that. all they need is is a bruising 5 that stand up to dwight for 20 min (shaq is a free agent) and a vet coming off the bench that can give them 10 to twenty on any given night. (allen iverson anyone?) On the heat they’re going to be too many people to stop like the LA riots. here’s a bit of wishful thinking: if the nuggets can’t lock melo up they wanna trade him. i know of a three and a 4 in philly who’s contracts match up pretty good with melo’s and kmart’s. A fella can dream, right? Go sixers! if they stink it up, i can always watch devastator ripping it up on south beach.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mansonovic Mansonovic

    He really was damned if he did, and damned if he didn’t. All those guys who said he was a money-grabbing, stat-hogging whore are gonna have to come up with a whole new book of excuses now.

  • http://odellharper3@hotmail.com dell harper

    how much ya wanna bet kobe’s stinkin ass is in the gym right now….

  • http://odellharper3@hotmail.com dell harper

    how much ya wanna bet kobe’s stinkin a$$ is in the gym right now…..

  • http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Xai88DrYsAhqiM:http://a.espncdn.com/media/apphoto/b8ad869b-bb74-4ba0-89b5-857787be7ba6.jpg Jackie Moon

    Hey Lang, I’m giving out free writing dimes: compare Spoelstra to Damocles and you will be DA MAN!

  • Andy

    First, let’s clear the air. LBJ is nowhere near the level of Mike, or Kobe. Or all those guys who went all-in against everybody, and came up on top.
    Now, i am no hater, but this is a controversial decision. LeBron is going to get ripped for this, because he basically took the easier way to the title. With those kind of dudes around, he’ll eventually win. Kobe is probably going to kill them for the next 2 years ( i hope he puts up something like 50 pont games on these guys:D ) but he ain’t getting any younger. Down the road, 3 years from now, probably only the Thunder are gonna be really dangerous. But i repeat, this is the easy way. For Bron, it’s been 7 long frustrating years. I understand that.
    However…you don’t call yourself the King, the chosen anything, and then go team up with 2 other superstars, practically aknowledging that the whole king business was a facade. LBJ admitted he can’t do it. Mike? He would’ve died on the court, playing 1-on-5 and stll wouldn’t have gone elsewhere, to play with another STAR. He was all the star he needed. Kobe? Dude practically was a one man team until Gasl showed up. Damn, the man scored 81!!!! 81! He has good players around him now, but everyoone turns to THE MAN when things get ugly. And he will never, ever go anywhere else. That’s the difference: he made Ron-Ron take less money and come to LA> Probably going to do that with T-Mac. LBJ couldn’t lure anyone to the Cavs. Perhaps he didn’t even try all that hard…
    LeBron claimed to be the best ever, and he is now getting ripped because he did not live up to expectation. Guys like that have to have a Dobermann attitude, mean guys. Not little pups who hunt in packs…

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    1st I gotta say sorry 4 Cleveland, I was cheering 4 the C’s during the finals and I know how sad and depressing it is 2 loose. 2nd, I wasn’t but 4 now on I’m a LBJ fan. Gotta admire the guy’s guts and I wish him 2 win multiple titles… About all the hate, guys make your own lives extraordinary… Ok, so LBJ is not an Alpha male (4 what the f***k that means) who of u haters is? What have u done in your life 2 make it worth any1′s attention apart from saying stupid things in the internet. Good Luck LBJ, may God Bless u n b with u cuz it’s gonna b hard.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    well there it is…took me a while. sorry can’t say anything.. but i swear the CAVALIERS will BE BACK.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    THE CAVALIERS WILL WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    to LeBron James goodluck.

  • http://facebook.com/tronjohnson Chief

    Goddamn the mistake by the lake gets another bullet!
    Glad I bought a Wade jersey back in the day.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    goodluck to Lebron James.

  • http://hoopmixtape.ning.com/ Simon S.Y Lawy

    so much for the ‘queen lechoke james’ choose to play with 2 other superstar. it’s like Jordan team up with Hakeem & Sir Charles, Kobe team up with Timmy & Iverson. it will be funny if they lose!!! Again, espn suck lechoke’s dick again …

  • Karl

    Is Simon S.Y Lawy the worst poster on this website? Eat Kobe’s **** more.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Kobe a few years back could have went to the Spurs for less money to win alot of titles. People would have ripped Kobe for being a ring douche. Kobe could have took less money to play with Timmy and Parker and Ginobli coming off the bench. Kobe would have had to leave his team high and dry. Lebron basically said I am no LEADER and I need 2 other superstars to relieve presser from me. I feel Lebron should have went to the Knicks or Bulls and people would have understood it more. He would be the man. But the HEAT have a MAN with a RING and Lebron is now PIPPEN 2.0 on WADE’s team. Lebron legacy has taken a hit. Who cares if he took less money to win, thats dumb for yall to applaud that, he was suppose to be the next MJ or Kobe to lead his team back to the promise land. IF Kobe did this I would denounce my rights to be his fan. I am glad I Lebron is not my favorite player, because this was a PUNK MOVE. BOOK IT!!!!

  • peter

    This is kinda crazy…can’t wait to see this team play next season. p.s. anyone claiming Gasol is a superstar. Would he get anywhere near the level of free agent interest as Bosh? Actually since he’s the second best player on the Lakers, make that Wade! All said though, I’m excited to see how this plays out. And what it will mean for Lebron’s career.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Cry Lakers fans……..cry Cavs fans (actually, it’s ok if YOU do)…cry Knicks fans….and cry Bulls fans…..your bit*hlike ways make this all the more sweeter. Cry…..cry……cry……cry…..cry……cry.

  • Jordan Zimmerman

    WOW!!!! this is the pits the next three NBA seasons are on lock sparing injury what a joke this is!!!!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Ebay
    Let the heat win first then talk, because now their all losers except Wade.

  • peter

    Eboy, I’m a Lakers fan and I’m not crying. We have our team. Miami is gonna be exciting to watch this season. But its gonna be really interesting to see how these guys coexist. This isn’t team USA or the all-star game. Its a (potentially) 100 game season. Hell, look at what happened with Shaq and the Kobster. I don’t think it will be as toxic as that since they’re all buddies, but you can’t underestimate NBA egos. Bosh has already said he’s not a sidekick, and now he’s gonna be the third wheel beside two of the top 3 players in the league? That said…I expect they are gonna be damn good. I would be stoked as hell if that was my team.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Eboy.. i understand the bashing.. but please tone down when it comes to the cavs.. even if lebron didnt choose miami you guys definitely the biggest winners in this free agency.. I know your old enough to give some respect. So please tone down when it comes to cleveland.

  • ben G

    Who the heck is crying?? LOL, I still see the Heat losing to Orlando in the playoffs. Bosh is softer than gasol, Lebron has no post-game, and Wade can’t shoot. All driving game, and these
    superstars’ will find out that they can’t get “hot” like always, when they’re not handling the ball 24seconds of the shot clock. It’s a lot harder to take set shots. Not to mention who’s going to play defense?? Lebron has none, d-wade has none, and Bosh is too skinny. LOL

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    Saw family guy last nite and peter said “Im charlie and you can all be my angels” Peter Griffin= Dwyane Wade, Angels= Chris bosh and LeBron James.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Eboy.. what i mean is.. damn it is unexplainable you know with all history and now this.. i have no hate on you dude.. but as both lebron and cavs fan can you spare the cavs? i dont know if what i said make sense but yeah whatever..

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    and im not hating on miami or erik spoelstra (liked that dude he’s half filipino) but i really feel riley should be back in the sidelines to lead.

  • T-Money

    Hilarious that LeBron is getting killed by commenters who already hated him for the exact same thing they say wasn’t important enough. The bigger contract was in cleveland. So it wasn’t about the money. The fame was is NY. The glitz, global icon ish was in NJ with Prokhorov and Jay-Z. The most sound basketball decision was Miami. But now, that’s not okay right now. He should have WILLINGLY wanted to go to a lesser team to make it more challenging. How silly? I’m not even going to try to argue this ish, I’m embracing the hate, get mad as we throw parades.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Dang Eboy, I feel the hate burning from my computer screen.

  • Young C

    Everyone shouldnt have been suprised at this decision. I look at it this way; LeBron has given Cleveland his best for 7 years. He has gotten them to the playoffs every damn year just about and to the Finals with a crappy ass team. The organization hasn’t surrounded him with enough talent. And now he leaves and everyone hates him?! Bullshit!!! He’s not doing this for the money people he wants to win a championship, everyone does. Why did Allen Iverson leave Philly? I can come up with more people thats a prime example. LeBron is moving on and I think Cleveland should as well.

  • L

    I hate this move. He should have stayed in cleveland and be the hero of the city even if it means never winning a championship. Right now he is despised in his home town and will be seen as a cheap winner when he will win a title next year. His legacy will never be as high as the greatest that have taken the challenge to stick with the team they drafted and took them to the title or even to the finals : MJ, Magic but even guys like Stockton, Reggie Miller.. I feel really bad for him. L

  • T-Money

    L: I’m pretty sure Akron still loves him. Remember when people said Shaq bailed on Orlando? It worked out pretty well for him.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    Up too comments, L forgot Kobe!

  • http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Xai88DrYsAhqiM:http://a.espncdn.com/media/apphoto/b8ad869b-bb74-4ba0-89b5-857787be7ba6.jpg Jackie Moon

    Haha and eboy used to complain about Lakers fans being obnoxious haha

  • larrylegend

    L: ever heard of lb#33….just look up the rafters in boston garden…
    anyway, this sucks (but i am happy for eboy, like i was when my magic climbed to the near top again) and won’t work out the way its planned…i hope:-)

  • larrylegend

    *to

  • http://brimartin13@gmail.com Brion

    @benG, quite possibly the dumbest remarks on this site.(thats saying alot)

  • karma

    Eboy ur an idiot. who’s crying. We’re the back to back champs, buddy. Don’t forget that.

  • http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:OzhW3M1GBSKkgM:http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
    See how they run. See how they run.
    They all ran after the farmer’s wife,
    Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
    Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
    As three blind mice?

  • http://getyourreviews.com Jim

    Looks like LeBron took the easy way out to me. Taking on the challenge of winning a title for his hometown in Cleveland would have been worth several championships with the new, stacked “Big Three” in Miami. He should have stayed the course in Cleveland, and his popularity would continue to soar, which automatically increases his income with more endorsements!

  • peter

    I love how people claim the Cavs didn’t have enough talent, when they had the best record in the NBA two years in a row and then choked in the playoffs (i don’t blame Lebron for this btw). T-Money, you left out Chicago, which by the way would have been the most sound basketball decision AND let Lebron win as the man.

  • Fat Lever

    So it looks like Cleveland might do a sign and trade with MIA to move MeBron. Wouldn’t it be funny if they just did a sign and…..nothing?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariqُُ

    I just hope Klose doesn’t break Ronaldo’s record.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Tariq: i sure as hell hope Miro does. Deuuuutschlaaaand.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan

    As a basketball fan, i am disgusted at Lebron and Bosh.
    and i have never been so thank ful for Kobe

  • bill breedley

    Klose didn’t break the record!!!! Wouldve been a shame if a nobody like klose became the alltime scorer in WC history.

  • bill breedley

    Just like klose, it would be pathetic if a lebron wins even 4 rings. Would be pathetic if his name was mentioned with the likes of tim Duncan and other real winners

  • T-Unit

    As someone said, Kobe could not make this work. Please dont talk about the fact that he did not need to. He was seriously lost when Shaq left and luckily he had Phil and a decent back office to bring him players. On this same point, Kobe as with most other RING HOLDERS, always had a deep team.

    The Cavs were Lebron deep. Mo Williams and anyone else on the Cavs are only household names because Lebron took them to the top. Only Shaq and Twan have previously good records of play and both were not go to guys when they joined him. Kobe passed to Artest for Christ’s sake and he buried a game winning 3. Who would do that on the CAVs? All the CAVs needed to do was get in a Steve Kerr type person to help lighten some of Lebron’s load.

    As for tarnishing his Legacy??? Bulls 2nd time round – Jordan, Pippen, Rodman plus the supporting cast. Anyone think that it would be a walk over for Miami thrice against those 3? Before that Jordan had Horace Grant.
    Shaq and Kobe had Big Shot Robert Horry, The Celtics, well need I say more.

    He would have been more a player if he won with the Cavs, even if he won twice, but it would not be worth 3 rings or Kobe’s 5 rings. It just would not.

    Jordan didnt go anywhere? There was no salary cap. It was a different league. Teams were not so stacked as the Lakers, Celtic and Orlando are today.

  • Bruno

    scoop’s take on the Lebron move is his worst article ever

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