LaBron James could have a future with the Nets. Not until 2010, though. Read this article, it is pretty interesting how Jay-Z, the hip-hop star, is part owner of the Nets, personal friends with King James, and also starting a marketing firm that there is speculation already involves James.
On top of that, the Nets of New Jersey are going to be moving to a new arena in... Brooklyn! How about selling some jersey's people? Brooklyn on the front, James on the back... BLING!
Lets look at this from our Championship hopes...
in 2010, the Nets will have had five first round draft picks (2 in 2008, 1 in 2009, and 2 in 2010). They already started clearing cap space by getting rid of J.Kidd, taking on Stromile Swifts ludacris contract and getting younger. They already have Devin Harris (age 24) at point, maybe keeping Vince Carter around for a few additional years (he is 31 now, so maybe 2 more years after LaBrons jump to the Nets), and a stable of youngsters like blossoming big men Sean Williams(BC), Josh Boone(UConn), DeSanga Diop and Nenad Kristic in the post; as well as young backup SG Maurice Ager(Detroit) and PG Marcus Williams (UConn). Add these young players with LABRON JAMES and some combination of 5 first rounders in the next 3 seasons... this team could look very very scary come 2010 and beyond.
Even with the crew that we have growing in Portland... that might put a damper on our Championship dreams. What do you think?