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(Examiner)   For $88 million, I'd leave South Beach in a minute. Little does he know, Miami wants him to leave also   (examiner.com) divider line 23
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2014-07-08 02:18:20 PM  
Bosh is a moron if he leaves the money, Dwight Howard, and James Harden on the table.
 
2014-07-08 03:32:43 PM  
There's no way the Heat can get equal value to replace Bosh at ~15mil/per. Who are they going to get? Pau? McRoberts? Good players, but nowhere near Bosh's quality or unique skillset. Without him, the best possible team is Lebron with a few above average vets and the broken husk of Dwyane Wade. It will be worse than the one that lost to the Spurs.
Basically. If Bosh leaves, I don't see a scenario where Lebron decides to stay.
/ How is staying in Miami without Bosh better than signing with deeper teams in Cleveland or Phoenix?
 
2014-07-08 03:37:20 PM  
So he leaves the best team in the East (if LeBron stays) for the what? Fourth best team in the West? Fifth?

Sure why not, LeBron carried him to two rings, might as well collect an even bigger check.

I also wouldn't be that sure about him leaving being good for Miami. Why, so they can give his money to Carmelo "35 shots a game" Anthony? Wade, LeBron and Melo aren't winning a title against any of the top teams in the West...hell they wouldn't even be as good as Bosh's big three in Houston if that happened. If Bosh goes they'd be better off using his money on a real supporting cast instead of a bunch of vet minimum guys.

If LeBron wants to win this year he should take less money to go to the Bulls or the Clippers. If he's insisting on max money he might as well stay in Miami a couple more years and go .500 in Finals appearances until Wade's old knees finally explode on the court.
Then he can go back to Cleveland after they suck for another couple number 1 picks the next few years.
 
2014-07-08 03:40:29 PM  
But what if that's the plan? Get a few rings and then sell off all of the expensive talent before contracts expire. Replace the big-money guys with a bunch of cheap scrubs. Coast along on your previous success, until such time as your fans stop buying your gear. Then make another run at it to remind the fans that they still want to buy Miami jerseys. Kind of like the Marlins of years past.
 
2014-07-08 03:48:50 PM  
It is a business. You take what you are worth no matter what. As a player I wouldn't care if my team went 0-82 every year as long as I got as much money as I could possibly get. The shelf life of a player is very short while the shelf life of an owner is infinite. Get paid while you can comand the most money. It isn't a game, it is a business. Once you finish your playing career then you can try to get in the owners world and make even more money.

Dollar Dollar Bills Y'all

/I am not trolling. I am 100% serious. I wouldn't care if I went winless for my career as long as I got paid the maximum amount of money that I could get. The only legacy that I care about is the one that I leave my family not some cab driver in a random city that I have no ties to. My family comes first and they will always matter more to me than any fan of any team.
 
2014-07-08 03:50:23 PM  

Jack Lambert's Missing Teeth: If LeBron wants to win this year he should take less money to go to the Bulls or the Clippers.


LOLWUT
 
2014-07-08 03:55:58 PM  

balfourk: It isn't a game, it is a business


Actually it's both. For some people money is less important than winning. Lots of athletes take lesser paychecks in order to put themselves in a position to win a championship.

There's also the fact that winning usually means more money. A team in the post-season gets paid for every game they play. And many of them have incentives built into their contracts. Also, a championship winner can demand much higher sums for appearance fees and endorsements.
 
2014-07-08 03:58:11 PM  

balfourk: It is a business. You take what you are worth no matter what. As a player I wouldn't care if my team went 0-82 every year as long as I got as much money as I could possibly get. The shelf life of a player is very short while the shelf life of an owner is infinite. Get paid while you can comand the most money. It isn't a game, it is a business. Once you finish your playing career then you can try to get in the owners world and make even more money.

Dollar Dollar Bills Y'all

/I am not trolling. I am 100% serious. I wouldn't care if I went winless for my career as long as I got paid the maximum amount of money that I could get. The only legacy that I care about is the one that I leave my family not some cab driver in a random city that I have no ties to. My family comes first and they will always matter more to me than any fan of any team.


I think we found Latrell Sprewell's fark handle...
 
2014-07-08 04:03:20 PM  
LeBron is going back to the Cavs this year. If not there, then the Clippers. No way he's back in Miami next season. He knows Wade is done.
 
2014-07-08 04:07:20 PM  
The league would be so much more fun if Lebron, Bosh, Melo, Love, and Gasol all change teams.
 
2014-07-08 04:08:24 PM  
2 Rings already in the bag, 30 years old, 88 million bucks to play in my home state? I would take that money so fast my accountant would get whiplash.

I would laugh so hard if Bosh takes the money and Melo takes his talents to South Beach. The butthurt would be glorious.
 
2014-07-08 04:11:34 PM  

Cymbal: LeBron is going back to the Cavs this year. If not there, then the Clippers. No way he's back in Miami next season. He knows Wade is done.


we all know wade is done.

/if i were bosh i would take the money and head back to texas.
//ok, i would take the money and commute to texas.
///fark living there.
 
2014-07-08 04:16:20 PM  
 
2014-07-08 04:21:00 PM  
Also, Wade didn't get offered $88 million by another team, subby.
 
2014-07-08 04:25:01 PM  

TeamEd: / How is staying in Miami without Bosh better than signing with deeper teams in Cleveland or Phoenix?


Damn it, stop spreading these rumors, there is a less than zero chance he goes to Phoenix.

/If he does I would be the biggest Lebron fan
//Suns fan 1st, Lebron hater second :)
 
2014-07-08 04:57:05 PM  
FTFA: "During his four seasons in Miami, he's gone from a vocal point on the offensive end to a stand still shooter from three point range."

<sigh>
 
2014-07-08 04:59:53 PM  

orange whip: FTFA: "During his four seasons in Miami, he's gone from a vocal point on the offensive end to a stand still shooter from three point range."

<sigh>


Thats funny. i read that too, but actually didn't question it... i was like, "so Bosh apparently used to yell a lot on the floor, telling people what to do".... I didn't recall that to be accurate, but i took the author's word for it.
 
2014-07-08 05:44:04 PM  

MooseMuffin: The league would be so much more fun if Lebron, Bosh, Melo, Love, and Gasol all change teams.


True hilarity would be if they all landed in Atlanta. I imagine NBA fans heads exploding left and right if the Hawks didn't suck-ass.
 
2014-07-08 07:36:28 PM  

balfourk: It is a business. You take what you are worth no matter what. As a player I wouldn't care if my team went 0-82 every year as long as I got as much money as I could possibly get. The shelf life of a player is very short while the shelf life of an owner is infinite. Get paid while you can comand the most money. It isn't a game, it is a business. Once you finish your playing career then you can try to get in the owners world and make even more money.

Dollar Dollar Bills Y'all

/I am not trolling. I am 100% serious. I wouldn't care if I went winless for my career as long as I got paid the maximum amount of money that I could get. The only legacy that I care about is the one that I leave my family not some cab driver in a random city that I have no ties to. My family comes first and they will always matter more to me than any fan of any team.


I'm fairly sure that you would make significantly less money if you were unable to help your teams win games. Just saying.

Bosh should take the deal. But I don't think he will. He's a bit of an odd duck, that one. I hope he does though. I've got no problem with what the Heat did 4 years ago, but I don't think the organization has been nearly as committed as the players to winning it all going forward. And if Bosh goes, what happens with LeBron suddenly becomes really interesting.
 
2014-07-08 07:49:11 PM  
Max contract and he wouldn't have to play the five. Why wouldn't he go there? Shoot threes and save your knees and body extending your career.

What blows my mind is Lebron wanting a max contract. Cutting a few million off your contract to contend in a big city will pay off tenfold in extra endorsement deals. I keep saying it, sign consecutive one year vet minimum contracts and win rings in as many cities as possible.  Be a huge boon to the nba too
 
2014-07-08 08:55:53 PM  

Champion of the Sun: What blows my mind is Lebron wanting a max contract


Lebron has been the best player in the league since about 2007. He has never been the highest paid player on his own team. Ever. Think about that for a sec.
 
2014-07-08 09:13:26 PM  

Neeek: Champion of the Sun: What blows my mind is Lebron wanting a max contract

Lebron has been the best player in the league since about 2007. He has never been the highest paid player on his own team. Ever. Think about that for a sec.


This is not true.  Lebron and Bosh both were the highest paid players on the Heat this year at $19,067,500.  He might not have made more than Bosh, but he was still the highest paid player on the team.

balfourk: It is a business. You take what you are worth no matter what. As a player I wouldn't care if my team went 0-82 every year as long as I got as much money as I could possibly get. The shelf life of a player is very short while the shelf life of an owner is infinite. Get paid while you can comand the most money. It isn't a game, it is a business. Once you finish your playing career then you can try to get in the owners world and make even more money.


I get this and have some agreement with it, which makes me question why he would opt out of his existing contract in Miami.  2 years, 40 some million.
 
2014-07-08 10:56:18 PM  

balfourk: It is a business. You take what you are worth no matter what. As a player I wouldn't care if my team went 0-82 every year as long as I got as much money as I could possibly get. The shelf life of a player is very short while the shelf life of an owner is infinite. Get paid while you can comand the most money. It isn't a game, it is a business. Once you finish your playing career then you can try to get in the owners world and make even more money.

Dollar Dollar Bills Y'all

/I am not trolling. I am 100% serious. I wouldn't care if I went winless for my career as long as I got paid the maximum amount of money that I could get. The only legacy that I care about is the one that I leave my family not some cab driver in a random city that I have no ties to. My family comes first and they will always matter more to me than any fan of any team.


I think that's a short-sided view though, because winning championships leads to more earnings off the court and a longer shelf life making money.

Just look at all the great champions in sports history - Joe Montana, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, etc. You still see those guys in commercials today even though they have next to no personality.

A great example of this could be Carmelo Anthony. If he took less money now to go to Chicago and wins a couple of titles with Rose, he'd make a ton more money off the court compared to staying in New York and winning nothing. He's already affiliated with the Jordan brand of shoes, so commercials with MJ are a done deal. He's set up with being married to a TV personality so there's more money to be made in media. The all important 'likability' factor goes up with sponsors selling to fans when a guy is a champion.
 
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