With a classic rivalry of two top teams who have seemed to go about their businesses just fine without a King, predictions of who will win the NBA Finals are not quite as talked about as speculations of where LeBron James will end up next year.
On Thursday, the LA Lakers will face the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals for the 12th time. Boston has a commanding 9-2 recording in the previous 11 meetings, but most of those games did not feature the same players that will take the court this year. The Lakers are strong, Boston is hot. It has the making of a terrific final match-up, but isn’t necessarily the most mentioned basketball story right now.
Instead of waiting until the NBA season is actually over, the discussions over where superstar LeBron James will go have been dominating the sports conversations. This 10-30 is unfair to the NBA Finals. Good Guys wouldn’t dive into free agency hypothesis until there was nothing else going on in hoops to talk about (since WNBA doesn’t count).
Sure, after President Barack Obama said that LeBron should be in Chicago, a duh since it is the President’s “hometown”, the media had to draw some attention to the story, but now there’s a final to look at, and we should all move on. Right?
There are some other exciting names in free agency, but they won’t be churning in the rumor mill until the LBJ wild fire in controlled. Not much has been said as far as ideas for where Joe Johnson, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Amar’e Stoudemir, Dirk Nowitzki & Rudy Gay will go.
You’d think (or at least I think) that with all the theories behind where LeBron will and should go, someone would consider the idea of if/when the other free agents will use some collusion to form a Harlem Globetrotters of the NBA, preferably close to Harlem. Maybe. One can only hop on that bandwagon and speculate, right?
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