No this isn't a Lebron James is coming to LA on vacation and he's meeting with some Clipper officials, and no I don't have any hot tips, tweets, twats or w/e.
I love Lebron as a player. He's awesome. He doesn't have the greatest long ball, but he can score, change a game, pass, play D, take a poor team into a playoff team and he's a fun guy it seems.
Great, nuff' said.
Guess whats still going on? ( depending when you read this post ). The NBA Playoffs. Yes, I am a loyal die-hard Clipper fan and I realize our season was done months ago and we have the Draft and the Free Agent Festival to look forward to yet again. However, as soon as Cleveland was ousted from the playoffs nearly everyone and their grandma started making posts on forums, writing articles on news sites, talking about it on national, local and foreign TV & Radio Stations.
Why don't we give praise to Boston who looks damn near as good as they did in 2008. Or how about Orlando, whom I thought would have to take Atlanta to 6 games, but blew them out by 101 points combined in 4 games. Atlanta, who was my dark horse team this year. What about Phoenix? This is your same old Phoenix Suns team that really hasn't and probably will never change for years, yet here they are beating some of the best teams playing for a shot at the title.
And of course, where would we be without Kobe & the Gang.
But its not just an overshadow of the playoffs, its overshadowing all of sports and nearly everything I attempt to talk about in a conversation. He's everywhere! He's like Jesus at this point and this whole world is the Vatican. Thats how frequent I see this. Everyone is coming out of the woods here to say something. President Obama says he wants him to go to Chicago, suddenly Chicago is the top place for Lebron to end up!??! wtf?
Mayor of New York guarantees a tour for a king if he considers the Knicks. Who do we have? Honestly who will endorse LA? billy Crystal? Whats he gonna give him an autographed copy of City Slickers and a quick joke about jews running hollywood? Personally, I hope we don't promise or say anything. When the time comes we should have a plan of attack ready, a contract in a nuclear football case, and a positive attitude.
Let's leave the Lebron going where talk until the season truly is over.
But when it is, take this into consideration. For some odd reason we are looked at like the inbred, reject team of the NBA. We aren't in a single poll for a potential Lebron landing point. Somehow Chicago and Miami are topping the charts now, the Nets aren't on there I mean wtf?
Chicago has D Rose and Joakim Noah, thats about it. Good pair of young guys. but I just don't see Rose & Lebron working well together. New Jersey could pull in John Wall if they land the top pick in the draft. Add Lopez, Harris and a few other young players there and that's a heck of a young squad with better talent. The Knicks have, well nobody really. He goes there, I'd demand a new coach. Miami has D Wade, and Bust Beasley. The kid shows up here and there, but is lacking consistent play.
What do we have. Well, Kaman is a great big man to have, and we have Blake Griffin who could be the #2 guy that would be his Karl Malone or Moses Malone. Thats 2 big men to Chicago and New Jerseys 1 per. Add in Eric Gordon. A talented hustle player who is small for his position, but has room to grow and already has shown he is a starter in this league. Our biggest downfall is not having a coach, and Baron Davis. However, Baron is as suitable a PG for Lebron as Mo Williams is, Derrick Rose or John Wall.
We have I think the 2nd best option team for him to go to outside of New Jersey. But you know what really frosts my butt? Bill Simmons that huge jacka** on ESPN said that if Lebron went to the Knicks and won a championship there it'd be the biggest thing in sports history. WRONG BUDDY! Lets not forget the Red Sox coming back 3-0 on the Yankees then winning the World Series. But how's this for a tale?
One of the worst franchises in the history of all American Professional sports lands the biggest free agent pick up in the history of any sport. Having only been a playoff team a few times in their long history, he went to a losing city over shadowed by Kobe Bryant one of the greatest of all time. He took over the city, turned the entire franchise around into a winner immediately, won the teams first MVP award and first NBA Championship. All the while the Lakers who are now known as the "other" team in LA slowly dwindled as Kobe's career and Phil jacksons coaching career started coming to a close. And what better team to go play for than a team sporting Americas colors, Red White and Blue?
I think we trump the Knicks, also considering they've already won an NBA championship and umm have been there a few times.