I wrote an article on the Peninsula Is Mightier website a while ago explaining in detail what I will briefly go over here...http://www.peninsulaismightier.com/2010/10/29/1725177/lebron-isnt-hated-just-for-the-decision-or-the-splinter-in-my-mind
I have been a fan of the Bullets for more than 20 years and I'm not 24 either (actually 41). I have been tortured with endless losing from the Bullets and there is no end in sight......so on to the jump
1. Most people hate LeBron for the decision, I do not (although it was a jerk move). I do hate LeBron, Wade, Bosh and especially Pat Riley for making a secret arrangement to circumvent the system as I described in my previous post. In summary, Riley cleared his entire team roster for the chance to land the three FAs. (Just imagine if Ernie cleared his entire roster) The salary structure is not made to support multiple MAX players. It's made to spread the wealth. Give other team a chance to have a good/great player.
It would be franchise suicide to clear your roster without some guarantee to get said players.... Some may say they are and should be allowed to do that, I say no! It's collusion at its finest! While the commish turned his head. (ratings=money)
2. CHeat/Celtics-game 6: LeBron plays one of the greatest games since Michael Jordan! He could do that every game and be the greatest player ever but it's just not in his DNA.... People hate unrealized potential, I know he just won the championship so it's hard to argue but to have that ability and still feel like you need to join forces with 2 other top 10 players make me hate him more......
The biggest problem is the 25 or so other teams that are left in mediocre LIMBO while the Heat bask in their own glow! We all basically suck, most specifically.....The BULLETS suck!
I am burned out from rooting for my team and knowing deep down they have no chance to win! The CHeat made a "decision" that could be rewarded with multiple championships while we toil in purgatory!
For now I'm done with the NBA.... I'll watch some games and follow what the Bullets do but with the CHeat winning I'm done being a fanatic........