Michael Jordan Comments On Lebron James Move To The Miami Heat

Michael Jordan finally broke his silence on the huge free agency move Lebron James made this Summer, by joining the Miami Heat, alongside Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. He said “There’s no way, with hindsight, I would’ve ever called up Larry, called up Magic and said, ‘Hey, look, let’s get together and play on one team.” But then her head: “But that’s … things are different. I can’t say that’s a bad thing. It’s an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys.” He really didn’t say anything wrong about the move, just that Michael Jordan was so competitive that he would rather stay on one team and with the help of his teammates, beat the “big guns.” What do you think on Michael Jordan’s comments?

~Signing Off~
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2 comments on “Michael Jordan Comments On Lebron James Move To The Miami Heat

  1. I am so sick of folks lambasting LeBron James for simply making a career decision. The point is that he did what was PERSONALLY best for him, his career, and his family. Basically, he did what any player would have done if that player had been able to do so. It is sad that his status in life is basically reduced to being a commodity for Cleveland–a ONE-man solution to Cleveland’s problems. Since when is one man–especially an athlete–responsible for the morale AND social and economic development of a city?

    Jordon and Barkley alike did whatever they wanted to do as players (on and off the court) and made clear to the public that they had no responsibility to other than themselves. Perhaps he has grown a bit, but in the past, Barkley has spoken often, publically, proudly, and at length about his extensive gambling and carousing. In fact, that discussion seems to be the basis of his talk show appearances. What negative impact did he think his comments/actions might have on the public, on fans, on youth? He did not care! Sadly, the American public does not care either and probably celebrates gambling and carousing right along with the athletes who do it. Gambling and carousing seem to be increasingly acceptable, popular American pastimes.

    Unfortunately, it’s telling that all kinds of folks in this country would vilify this man for simply making a personal decision (and for wanting to win). The fanfare associated with LeBron’s decision (whether he generated the fanfare or not) is reflective of pop culture. Come on folks, we’ve had to endure the constant barrage of “news” reports concerning Kim Kardashian and her on-again-off-again “relationship” with NFL player Reggie Bush as well as her sister’s “marriage” to Lakers Lamar Odom. None of this was/is contrived to promote the personal/business interests of all the “players” involved?

    The Hollywood hyped Lakers operated no differently than LeBron. Certainly, they were involved in all kinds of machinations to ensure Kobe as their lime light player and line up players who might help him win. FINALLY the machinations all paid off for owners and management and this most recent Lakers team won two championships. There is one difference: LeBron (versus management) controlled the machinations related to his career.

    The REAL problem is simply that James provoked a lot of people who already had their bets lined up and their profits banked. As Americans, none of us really need to be that concerned about his (or any other athletes’) business. It’s just not that serious, people! The bottom line is, SO WHAT? We are talking about basketball, NOT CANCER! NOT WAR! I’d like to see all Americans, and especially influential Americans, speak out/act out as forcefully as they have against James concerning the damage done to this country by BP. Now there’s a reason to boycott, burn things, and be outraged…

  2. I think that Lebron showed he isn’t born with the same mentality as guys like Jordan and Kobe by choosing to join Wade and Bosh in Miami. It somewhat surprised me that he didn’t want to take the lead and show that he is one of the best leaders of all-time and carry his team to an NBA championship. It seems like it would be so much sweeter to win 1 championship in Cleveland rather than win 3 in Miami. But that’s just me. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I really wanna know your opinion on my thoughts. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/forget-lebron-dwyane-wade-is-still-king-of-south-beach/

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