God, this LeBron worship-fest is beyond annoying to me. I clicked onto ESPN today and heard Chris Broussard quoting Mike D'Antoni as saying that, should the Knicks get LeBron and Carmelo, that he'd have LeBron play point guard, ala Steve Nash. Broussard added his own commentary: "We all know that LeBron has the skills to do that."
No, Chris, we DON'T all know that. There was exactly one guy as big as LeBron who could play point guard, and his name was Magic Johnson. LeBron James may be built like a brick house, but he's no Magic Johnson--not even close. Did you not just see the spectacular egg His Royal Highness just laid vs the Celtics? Did you not notice that "the greatest player in the game" has no handle, no mid-range game, no post-up skills, no feel for when & how to deliver the ball to teammates (all of which Magic possessed in spades)--nothing but steamroller drives to the hoop and unreliable three point jump shots? Kinda like a Super-Martell! OK, with some passing ability thrown in.
What a triumph of hype over substance. Sure, I'm exaggerating a little. But after watching the all-out frenzied pursuit of LeBron & Co.--with even Joe Johnson (the playoff bust of the century) getting a max deal, I'm starting to wonder. Did the Mighty Casey get offered a 100 million dollar contract the day after he struck out?
I can't wait to see the city that wins the LeBron Sweepstakes celebrating like every citizen has won a million dollars--then failing to even win a conference title next season or the one after that. That will be entertaining for sure.