Originally posted by sh76
Yes, but Jordan stayed on his team and had it built around him.
Lebron coordinated 3 stars going to the same place (that already has a recent title).
There's a difference.
Imagine if Jordan had signed with the Lakers to join Magic and Kareem just because he couldn't win one in his first few years as a Bull.
Plus, that narcissistic hour long announce ...[text shortened]... of course, but did he have to humiliate the Cavs like that??
I hope he never wins a title.
The Lakers added Wilt Chamberlin to an already solid cast of Elgin Baylor and Jerry West.
Later they added Jabbar through the influence of former teammates Keith Wilkes and Walt Hazzard.
They woo'ed Phil Jackson away from the Bulls.
They went after Shaquille O'Neal to pair with Kobe.
Boston landed the triplets through trades and free agency
Dwayne Wade was already in Miami. They wanted LeBron and went after him.
LeBron orchestrated Bosh to come along.
Cleveland wasn't exactly building much around LeBron. LeBron has all the money he needs.
He wanted rings, which he wasn't going to get in Cleveland.
Like it or not, there was nothing illegal about how it happened.
There was no collusion as someone suggested.
There was not labor law or tampering that was broken.
If there had been, it would have come out, but it didn't.
LeBron still has some growing up to do. He got his jock stolen last night when he
created a cardinal sin when he started celebrating too early...in front of the opponent's bench.
He is not the sharpest tack in the pack for sure.
In regard to the announcement, if the people weren't clamoring for it, ESPN would
have never broadcast it.
His ego is no worse that a bunch of players out there in all sports.
And he "humiliated" the Cavs? Come on....has no one ever remarked disparaging
comments about an employer as they were leaving them and heading for their competitors?
You are waaaaaay over thinking this.
Your problem is you don't like the guy so everything he does frosts your ass.
I don't like him either, but I couldn't care less.
Basketball has evolved in the most glorified "me" game on the planet.
I don't even enjoy watching it anymore because of all the fist pumping, chest beating,
trash talking and non-sense that goes on.
What happen to the old school game when Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Pete Maravich,
and company played the game. Hot dogs had mustard on them back then.
Today, they wear NBA uniforms.
Sadly, the NFL is Moving this direction too.
I don't really see what the difference is, except cities.