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Old 07-08-2006, 02:42 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by jan803
it's good that he signed.

i think it helps a player's legacy to have your career to be w/one team. lebron is so tied to clevland that it would have harsh if he left his contract on the table. he's starting his road on a smoother path.
It is also a good thing for the league. It would have been a bad sign if 'Bron would have refused to sign and went to free agency in 2 years or demanded a trade to New York, LA, or Chicago. Surely we don't want the NBA's star players heading for the biggest cities anytime they get the chance, like they do with baseball. Do we want shoe companies to be able to control the best athletes?

This sends a message to all of the other small market teams that they can get and keep star players.
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