Ok, I don’t pretend to understand all the salary cap stuff, but is it so crazy to think LeBron James could end up in Washington? The main hurdle would seem to be for the Wizards to trade Gilbert Arenas and his huge salary. I’m sure they’ll try to do that anyway now that they have the chance to draft John Wall. LeBron would like to play with Wall according to recent buzz.
He wants to be known as a global icon, and while Washington isn’t New York and doesn’t have the international ties of the Nets’ new owner, it is an international city. Also, with young players like Wall, JaVale McGee, Andray Blatche, and Nick Young, the Wizards are on the way up, though it’d be another year before they could compete for a title, even with LeBron. The Wizards already have more talent than the Nets and the Knicks. The Bulls clearly have the most talent of the teams that are being talked about. But I don’t think LeBron would want to follow in MJ’s footsteps.
Also, could New York be too big for LeBron after growing up in Akron and playing in Cleveland? Would Washington be a nice compromise between Cleveland and New York?
Personally, I think he will stay in Cleveland, sign a three-year deal, win a title, and then move on so he gets the best of both worlds.
DC is definitely the place to be for sports stars, with Alex Ovechkin, John Wall, Steven Strasburg, and Donovan McNabb.
Nobody thought Reggie White would ever end up in Green Bay. They had a lot of years between their glory days and their subsequent Super Bowls. It has been a long time since the Bullets were great, but they do have a great history – you just have to go back a ways.
How about changing the team name back to the Washington Bullets and seeing James in a red, white, and blue uniform?