NBA: D-Wade NOT joining LBJ in Cleveland. Off to Chicago instead!

After 13 seasons with the Miami Heat, the 12-time All-Star and 3-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade has decided to sign a 2-year $47 million dollar deal with the Chicago Bulls.

In returning to his hometown to play ball, the Chicago native turned down $40 million from the Heat and offers from the Nuggets and Bucks to join them.

The 34-year-old Wade joins a Bulls team that has a new point guard in Rajon Rondo and all-star shooting guard Jimmy Butler.

To make room for Wade, the Bulls sent guard, and former Toronto Raptor Jose Calderon and two future 2nd round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for the rights to an undetermined player who isn’t currently in the NBA, and then they traded Mike Dunleavy to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wade leaves Miami as their career leader in games, minutes, field goals, field goal attempts, free throws, free throw attempts, assists, steals and points and second in blocked shots.

 

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Does Anyone Care What LeBron Thinks?

Does anyone really care what LeBron James thinks about what is best for the NBA? I sure as hell don’t.

The self-appointed “King” who has tarnished his crown by moving to the Heat is thinking like a selfish rich boy when he stated that the NBA would be better off if there were less teams.

Less teams means less of an opportunity to see you, LBJ, how else can your legend grow because outside of Miami, you’re not the most loved overpaid athlete in the world…

Are you thinking that your team of “all-stars” would be able to beat other teams of all-stars and that you could be the man if this were to happen? Hey James, news flash… I watched you in the playoffs, in high-pressure games and you, umm, didn’t deliver.

But step back, LBJ and look at what you need to be a team. You need all the guys working together in the same system helping each other succeed. Oh, that’s a new concept to you. It’s okay. You’ll learn. So tell supporting contraction you are essentially okay if 30, 60 or 120 of your brothers lose their jobs. Who needs teams in Minnesota, or New Jersey, heck or in Toronto. It’s all about what will make you look good.

For probably the 5th or 6th time on this blog, I’m going to have to say it again. LeBron… Your gift is being able to play basketball. That’s all. Please shut up and play. Don’t tell anyone how to run a billion dollar industry. If you wanted to do that, then you should have stayed in school, got your MBA or LLB and worked on the corporate side. It’s not so easy to say, let’s contract. It’s actually selfish and self-centered… Oh… I get it.

My bad.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/lebron_says_contraction_would_be_Zn5W0uyFnTp0pI50ERsp6K

Italy GONE from the World Cup, Top 4 NBA Free Agents likely gone from their Teams and Wimbledon vs. US National Debt.

Why is it SO easy to be happy to see Italy eliminated from the World Cup?

After trading Jaro Halak to the St. Louis Blues wouldn’t it look great and the Habs if Carey Price turned down their offers and forced them to trade him.

Chris Bosh is going to leave Toronto because he “wants to be the big fish” in a medium sized pond. If he goes to the Knicks it’s for money and fame, not for winning. If he joins LeBron somewhere it will be for the ring, not for being the number one guy.

Personally, I think salaries are out of whack – it’s all about the money -and these guys should be honest to their team and admit they’re leaving for fame and fortune. One or two in NY, one or two in NJ. There. Done!

Two athletes, an American and a Frenchman played tennis for over 11 hours over three days at Wimbledon. Wow, eh? I liked the publicity it got for tennis, but this can’t keep happening, so to avoid this from occuring again, Wimbledon needs to cut down on the number of breaks allowed. Rest assured it would not have gone half that long. I watched these guys break to pee (kidding), towel off, sit, take breathers… Make them play!

That being said… Republican Vern Buchanan, (Florida)tweeted about this 11-hour, five-minute match between American John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, of France; “Think Wimbledon tickets are expensive? Our National Debt has gone up by $1,729,000,000 during the Isner v. Mahut match #USA.”

Well! If that isn’t just ridiculus.

What happened to the King? Why are LeBron James’ Cavs on the Brink of Elimination?

What is going on the NBA?

The Orlando Magic have not lost a game in the playoffs to date and the King, LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers are on the brink of elimination to the Boston Celtics.

I am not going to mention, yet again, how I despise Vince Carter for what he did as a Raptor, but I am rooting against the Magic because he plays on that team.

As for the Cavs… We all know how I felt about LBJ stating that he wanted to play the Bulls in the playoffs because the Raps, in his opinion, seemed that they didn’t want to make the playoffs.

Thank you for you opinion, LeBron. Next time I’ll give you a quarter so you can call someone who cares.

But seriously… If the Cavs lose to the Celtics there are going to be a lot of questions asked of LBJ. I mean the Cavs made changes to ensure he had a supporting cast to take them to the championship in hopes he would stay in Cleveland, so if they don’t make it what does that mean for his potential windfall? Well, nothing.

He’ll still get the big bucks to take his show and plethora of tattoos to another city, probably a big city, where he can do commercials, act, and talk about “stuff” after dominating meaningless regular season games.

Sure he wanted the pathetic Bulls over the more pathetic Raptors but I think if the Cavs lose all fingers will be pointing to the Cavs star, questioning whether his focus is on everything else but basketball.

Sure the Cavs are going to be in tough against the Celtics. The defending champs have Garnett, Pierce, Rondo, Allen… Key players who have been there before. I’m sure after games they care more about the next game than who they thought deserved to be in the playoffs and who didn’t try hard enough.

While I’m not sure anyone can stop the Magic, I at least would have expected this year to be LeBron’s coming out party. Who knows where he will be next year and if that team will be any better or any worse than this Cavaliers team.

And really, at the end of the day, if the Cavs go bust, there will be a lot of questions surrounding LeBron’s ability to get the job done in the post season.

This may be his make or break campaign.

As a Raptors supporter I can only utter the following sentiment…

Go Celtics!!!