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Source says LeBron to Bulls “a done deal.”

Chuck - Red's Army June 27, 2010 Uncategorized 15 Comments
But the meetings might not be much more than a formality. The
executive, who did not want to be identified discussing a player who is
not yet a free agent, said he had gathered from discussions with his
fellow N.B.A. executives that James was strongly leaning
toward joining the Bulls in tandem with another free agent, Chris Bosh
of the Toronto Raptors.

NYT – Bulls may be frontrunners in LeBron sweepstakes

Can someone explain to me why LeBron James would want to play in Michael Jordan's shadow? Do you really want the constant comparisons to Jordan? Do you really want to be reminded that Jordan won 6 championships?

Granted, the Bulls have a good, young nucleus. James, Bosh and Derrick Rose would form the newest Big 3 with Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and Taj Gibson serving as role players. The only thing the Bulls lack are a legitimate 2 guard who can knock down open 3s created by double-teams of LBJ and Bosh (Hmm… if only I knew of a veteran shooter with a championship pedigree who fit that description).

The Knicks have already moved on (Bahahahaha!). They're talking with Joe Johnson and Amare Stoudemire.

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  • BRADinLA

    Who cares about Jordan’s shadow? Just play with the best team possible. It really doesn’t make sense for him to pass up the best opportunity because of some stigma. Sure, it’s the most tangible stigma around, but if the Bull are the best choice then why not?

  • Sal

    LeBron has been compared to Jordan since the day he entered the league. He’d be compared to Jordan as a Bull, or a Knick, or a Cavalier, or a Raptor, or a Grizzly. And he gets that comparison because of the hype he’s received and the amount of talent he’s displayed. As BRAD correctly says, that shouldn’t stop LeBron from going to what appears to be the best situation.

  • BRADinLA

    Also, if Lebron’s able to bring a few more championships to Chicago his legacy will not be “not quite Jordan”, but it will be “the guy who brought the bulls closer to matching the Lakers and the Celtics as the best franchise in the L”.

  • Mike

    Lebron doesnt need to worry about being compared to MJ. He is a forward while MJ is a guard. Kobe is the one that is all worked up about being compared to MJ since they play the same position. Also, i don’t think MJ needs to ever be compared to those two. He is in a league of his own.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    all i know is that is going to be one hell of a team…. can you imagine if they lure ray allen over there too. Forget about it

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157053529f970b zippittyay

    why can’t he go play for the clippers??

  • Atlas Shrugged

    Now Phil Jackson must come back. Lakers beat the Bulls for his 4th 3-Peat, Kobe ties MJ, Lakers tie Celtics, and Phil rides into the sunset with 33% more titles than Red Auerbach. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but if this news is true, just go ahead and start Lakers v. Bulls in October and make it an 83 game series.

  • realtalk

    He will never be the next jordan. he’s just looking for more attentions. i hope this guy never win a championship in his career.

  • nick

    Um no, WTF has chris bosh ever done really? I’ve seen him abused many a time and by the Celtics many a time, the kid is weak and frail..he’s a good talent but lets not treat him and Joakim Noah like fucking Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, they are a solid 4-5 combo but 2 me Noah is very similar to Andy Varejao which makes him good not elite, and Chris Bosh is not a game changer. So Bulls fans can be excited about Rose and Lebron combining for sure, but that creates some ball dominance issues that I felt would of cropped up has D-Wade and Lebron joined forces, but Rose and Wade are almost identical in most ways so those issues will defff be there. Could the Bulls win the East with that core we think they may be getting? Sure, but to just coronate this YOUNG and somewhat overrated crew in their first year together would be a big big mistake, especially with Boston, Orlando and potentially Miami being in their way.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    28 ppg and 12 rpg…. Over rated? I understand people not being to high on Bosh in Boston cause he doesn’t have too many big games against us, but still at the end of the game you still look up and hes looking at 30/15 on most nights. The guy is absolutely not over rated.
    Your looking at a frontcourt that has 2 of the leading rebounders in the league, I believe 2 of the top 3 and couple that with Bosh scoring 27 and Lebron being the best player in the world. Then you have one of the best and most explosive PGs in the league to boot… Sorry but that is one hell of a team

  • SorryMan

    Wow, the only thing that would make that matchup more entertaining is if Shaq also joined the bulls

  • Uncle Leo

    I guess the only “edge” that cleveland has now is the one near their wrists.

  • gordbillybob

    Just remember Bosh got his numbers in Toronto, can you name another raptor from last year that averaged 10ppg? They have always sucked, and bosh was the center point of everything they did. I’m curious to see if he can play for real and I imagine he’ll have a couple good nights, but just wait for a big game and Bosh will disappear.

  • MIKE

    LRBRON GO TO OKLAHOMA

  • 24/8

    Agreed. Wouldn’t Cousy’s and Russell’s shadows have been bigger, making KG and Ray Allen run away from the Celtics? Or, if those guys are too far in the past, what about the shadows from Bird, McHale, Parish? Didn’t seem to prevent KG, Allen and Pierce from winning. Well, once anyway. Maybe this shadow theory isn’t so crazy…
    People compare LeBron to MJ like MJ was the first of his kind. Jordan was nothing more than a better Dr. J. How soon fans forget. And even MJ did not win every year that the greatest coach in history, Phil Jackson, ran the Bulls. LeBron’s bigger concern should be who his coach is because Jordan won nothing with Doug Collins leading him even with Cartwright, Grant, Pippen and the rest of that great team. Kobe, the actual new Jordan, knows this only too well.
    If LeBron had any brains in his head and was actually serious about only caring about winning then money and max contracts wouldn’t enter into it. He would cut his salary *in half* at least in order to end up on a really good or great team and allow that team to sign one more superstar. He could join the Lakers or the Celtics for a mid-level exception if “rings” was truly his primary concern. Just ask Artest. LeBron’s got enough money. What he ain’t got is even one delicious chocolate-chip cookie, haahahaaha.