MrSparkle wrote:Lebron/Miami was annoying as a Bulls fan, but I totally got it. The moves to CLE and subsequently to LAL also made a lot of sense. For one thing, why would the best player in the world not want to live in the city of his choice? Nothing against Cleveland, but it's Cleveland. I understood the desire to win a chip with them after claiming 2 in party city. And after accomplishing that, a Hollywood retirement plan made sense too.
But strictly speaking, MJ never banded with a rival MVP, nor did he lose a finals series (multiple times). I know it was more a hype piece than a "documentary," but the Last Dance was a good reminder that he carried the squad through thick and thin. Let's be honest: that 97/98 team was on crutches, he was 35yo (which in the 90s was hella old), lots of new/future-HOF talent was emerging, and he still got it done.
I still found it both charming but surprising that Lebron gave up 2 chips with the cHeat code, even against two excellent teams.
I have no problem with LeBron making a decision to play in Miami. I have a problem with how he went about it. He wasted a lot of teams time when his mind to join Miami was already made up. The Bulls could have pursued other FA like JJ. I hate it when athletes put on a show and make a spectacle of things. The whole “Decision” thing was a waste of everyone’s time. None of the big 3 had any interest with going anywhere but Miami so they should have just signed at the start of FA instead of dragging it out and giving teams and fans false hope.