It's starting to look like the rest of the 2010 NBA Free Agent class doesn't like waiting for the show stopper, LeBron James to make his announcement on Thursday night about his choices for the 2010 season. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh announced a few hours ago on a live ESPN interview that they have both decided to sign with the Miami Heat. Neither Wade nor Bosh has signed a contract with the Heat and they have yet to discuss numbers. Wade did say, "It's not about money, it's about winning a championship. I'll take less money to build a team that's going to win a championship".
Questions Start To Rise
Who else will D-Wade and Bosh recruit to come play with them in Miami? With Amar'e Stoudamire already signing a $100 M deal with the New York Knickerbockers, the only big name free agent left is LeBron James. Has James made up his mind? Did he make up his mind before the news of Wade and Bosh broke? Dwyane and Chris were both solid in their interview when it came to questions about LeBron, but they did make it obvious that Bosh is the Pippen to Wade's Jordan.
I was wrong when I figured that Wade and James would end up in Chicago without Bosh, but I still don't see LeBron going to Miami. Here's my list, in order of greatest likelihood to least of LeBron's choice.
4. New York
That's pretty much it. With Pierce staying in Boston, Dirk staying in Dallas and Wade now staying in Miami after recruiting Bosh, James has the ability to make that same choice and stay in Cleveland and see who else the Cavs can try to bring in around him. Maybe he can wait it out for another year and recruit Carmelo after his contract is up in Denver. Either way, I hope he ends up by himself on a crappy team. Deciding to hold an hour long press conference like he's the most special person in the world. Honestly, the only way that a one hour special for LeBron James choosing his team is if he does choose Miami and Wade and Bosh come onto the stage with LeBron and they all sit down for questions, a la the Boston Celtics Big 3.
So make sure you tune in to ESPN tomorrow night at 9 so LeBron can try to get the ratings that he needs for his ego. The guy is full of himself and the only way he can prove me wrong is to go be the Dennis Rodman to Wade and Bosh in Miami.