king james.

9 07 2010

If you even scanned past ESPN while searching for something to watch on TV then you know the biggest story since late May has been “LeBron James Watch 2010“.

LeBron James is arguably the biggest name in basketball (Kobe Bryant would say otherwise) and the headlines for weeks have been flooded with rumors and speculation about where “King James” would end up next season.

The wait is over.

Drumroll please….

King James will be packing up from the depressing city of Cleveland and will be headed down to South Beach, Florida to join up with the Miami Heat.


The Heat will have Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James. 3 Olympic Gold medalists.

James spent 7 years in Cleveland and gave hope to an utterly depressing sports city. He was the hometown hero who breathed life into a city that has not seen athletic success in decades (in any sport -or basically anything for that matter).

He was revered and the city wanted him to stay. They desperately wanted him to stay.

But the moment he announced he was leaving all hell broke loose.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert, made his opinion on the matter quite clear:

“Gilbert said James’ decision was a “cowardly betrayal” and called James the “self-titled former ‘King'” and promised the No. 1 pick in the 2003 draft would be “taking the [Cleveland] ‘curse’ with him down south.”

“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE,” Gilbert declared. “You can take it to the bank.”

It is amazing how the ones you love can quickly turn against you and become bitter enemies.

Remember Joseph Smith? Yeah, there were men who witnessed miracles and had divine revelation yet left the church and became enemies of Joseph.
Luckily Joseph was promised his enemies would never overcome him…

“Therefore, be not afraid of your enemies…” (D&C 98:14)

King James has no divine declaration of security.
Or does he?

Ok, maybe it’s not divine.

But his move to Miami has the potential to change his career and ultimately the NBA over the next 5-7 years.

James has taken a large paycut and has forgone the need to be the only start player on a team. He did this in hopes that the trifecta that includes both Wade and Bosh will be the driving force of a championship dynasty.

Good luck King James!

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