This blog has been old enough to have previewed mentioned the NBA Finals 5 years ago. And this time, I’ll be on the other side of the fence. For one, Miami Heat’s head coach, Eric Spoelstra, is half Filipino.
Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have been doing great so far in the 2011 NBA Playoffs. But I believe that the Lebron-Wade-Bosh tag team will shine even better this time — in the 2011 NBA Finals. Add that to the fact that the Heat will be enjoying the Home Court advantage in this series.
Greatness and legendary status entail more than talent. The scenario here is no matter how many titles the Heat may win, LBJ would have some trouble solidly validating and cementing himself as a true leader.
But, if he can totally live with it in the guise of “it’s the team that wins championships”, then it perfectly makes sense cutting corners and hooking up with DWade & Bosh.
MJ, Magic and Larry Legend are really a different breed belonging to a different generation. We can’t totally fault LBJ because he’s just being himself. He’s too self assured (even without a ring at that) that he can afford to jump ship and think that it doesn’t diminish anything at all.
This is a different generation altogether. Remember, even KB insisted on a trade not a few times when LA was in deep sh*t and before they were able to land Gasol for a song.
My point is: True leaders will always be the last person to abandon ship; and the thought wouldn’t even cross their minds. Greatness cannot be hyped. Legends need not be hyped.
So is it just fitting to ask, “What’s there to witness?!” =)