Well, the LeBron James show is mercifully over, and the former Cleveland superstar is taking his narcissistic act down to South Beach, to join fellow divas Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. The state of Ohio is reacting like a jilted wife, coming just short of vowing to take revenge. I don’t think “King James” is worth the bother.
James has gone overnight from NBA hero to villain. I wonder what that will do to his endorsement deals? I expect the fans outside of Cleveland will largely forget if he finally reaches his potential and wins a championship.
But it may be harder than he thinks. Last I heard, they still play with only one basketball, even in Miami. For fans of the Heat, perhaps Mr. Spock’s advice will apply: The wanting is often better than the having.
One thing is for sure: “King James” finally found a way to insert an “I” in “team.”