From the rumors that have been swirling regarding the “summit” meeting that included Dwayne Wade, Lebron James and Chris Bosh in Miami in the last few days it could actually be possible that the three huge free agents join forces on one team. The team would likely be Miami, since they have the most cap room. If this were to happen here are five reasons I think it could be bad for fans, the NBA and sports.
1. Boring - The NBA would become extremely boring. It may be fun to watch the trio win a title or two but after that the fun would be zapped from it. The regular season would become even more meaningless than it is as we would all wait for Miami to turn it on in the playoffs.
2. No Rival – Unless the Magic could add A LOT there would be no rival. Who is a rival with the Miami Heat? The Knicks? Maybe the Magic could become a rival but they would need some serious ammo to compete with Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, ammo which doesn’t exist in the league or cannot be all added at the same time. Cap room takes years and sacrifice to obtain, that is why all the players in this years free agency basically forfeited at least one season, maybe several.
3. Miami Has Too Much Already - Great weather. Beautiful women. Great beaches and recreational activities. Great party scene. Now add multiple titles? We do not need another LA and more bandwagon sports fans.
4. Ruins Future Free Agency- Imagine if Chris Bosh and Lebron James do sign together in Chicago. Then next year it will become very interesting if Carmelo Anthony would then sign with the Miami Heat, we could have James-Bosh versus Wade-Anthony. If the big three sign together I do not think there are enough stars to go around to give any other team a chance to make it interesting.
5. Best Team Ever Would Feel Fake - If this did happen and the Heat were to win 75 games a year and sweep every team in the playoffs they would be claimed as the best team ever. But would they be, or did they just work the system? Yes, back in the day when Boston won title after title they had a legendary roster, but there were only a handful of teams so it was possible for a smart team to have a lot of stars. Now there are 30 teams to spread the talent around. I can handle two of the top players being on one team, but the top two and the best young power forward? I do not think the rest of the league would do very well.