Forbes contributor believes LeBron will sign with the 76ers
It’s difficult to imagine LeBron James leaving the Miami Heat. But they’ve won a couple of titles and played for a total of four. This is either a good reason for him to stay, or a good reason for him to leave, depending on how we choose to look at it. But this guy thinks that there are a lot of good reasons for LeBron to consider going to Philadelphia, which might hurt the feelings of every Miami Heat fan in existence.
Check out what he has to say:
Congratulations to the Spurs for winning the NBA Finals, the best team won without a doubt. And while Tim Duncan hoists his 5th championship trophy, the aging Miami Heat and Lebron James remain at the center of attention.
This was their last year as favorites to win and it’s clear the Heat are on the decline while other teams are continuing to rise. Not even Carmelo Anthony can save the Heat and so, the question that everyone will be asking during the offseason is “Will LeBron opt out of the final year of his contract?” But the question they should be asking is, “When LeBron opts out, which team will he sign with?” And that’s where the fun begins but first, lets dive a little deeper into LBJ’s psyche:
LeBron the Mercenary: And he’s willing to leave town to win. Whether you loved or hated him for leaving Cleveland, the truth is… he wasn’t going to win there. He carried the Cavs on his back for seven strong years before ultimately realizing that his clock was ticking and he needed to win championship(s) right away… he needs more. At 29 years old, he’s got one more long term contract to sign in his prime and he’s gotta see the writing on the walls in Miami.
LeBron the Billionaire: He’s on the record stating that his goal is to become a billion dollar athlete. With investments in Liverpool FC, fresh off of a $30 million pay day after Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics, and high praise from investment guru Warren Buffett, he’s well on his way. And while he’s guaranteed a max contract no matter where he goes, he’ll need to become the King of a bigger market than Miami for endorsement potential, jersey sales, and more.
Lebron the Lonely: No matter where he ends up, he’ll do so with an entourage. Sure to be at the top of his list in deciding his next employer, will come down to the team’s ability to sign one or two superstars to join him. After salary cap health, he’ll also look at things like supporting cast, coaching, the city itself, and fan power.
While “King James” undoubtedly has a team of trusted advisors discussing options, communicating with teams, and building packages for the almighty to study, his next “decision” will send him to Philly and here are 10 reasons why.
Salary Cap Space: With roughly over $34 million in cap space, the Sixers may very well be in the best fiscal shape throughout the NBA.
Young Nucleus: Reigning rookie of the year and 6’6 point guard, Michael Carter-Williams will happily rack up the assists with Lebron’s presence while 6’11 big man (and projected #1 pick prior to his injury over a year ago) Nerlens Noel provides the rock behind the defense.
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