Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Lebron may be giving that vibe earlier in his career...but he is all about legacy right now. He has said he wants to be the greatest player of all time. That's his goal. Yes, he does not believe rings will be the be-all end-all when it comes to defining one's legacy (rightfully so)...but after what Jordan said, I've no doubt Lebron wants to win chips so no one can use that argument against him.
I also doubt Lebron comes to Lakers. He's making his legacy in Miami and I believe he'll only consider leaving Miami for Cleveland.
He should stay in South Beach and cement his legacy there. It would be super weird if he went back to Cleveland. Remember how much Dan Gilbert hated him for a couple of days lol
Had he not called Lebron - I'd agree with you. I read Dan called him later and they talked it out. Now, that may be simply because Dan realized that he's pretty good friends with Irving and he doesn't want Lebron influencing him to leave Cleveland. He did congratulate Lebron on winning a title, so who knows what their relationship is like now.
But, I agree - if Riley is there, I do expect Lebron to stay put. Cleveland has proven over and over that they're an incompetent bunch, and if I'm Lebron - I'm not putting my career in their hands. Now, if Waiters, Bennett and Bynum play well next year...even Cleveland's FO can't f**k up title runs with Lebron on that roster.
[ Edited by 49ersMyLife on Jul 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM ]