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Old 07-12-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default What if LeBron signed first, Wade returned to Miami, and then Bosh jumped on board?

It sounds stupid, but I think the 3 signgings would have been viewed with less criticism had these players signed in a different order.

For example; what if LeBron announced first that he was going to sign with the Heat? Then, after consideration, Wade re-signed claiming he just decided to stay true to Maimi fans. After that, Bosh signs with the Heat claiming he just wants to win, and is willing to play second fiddle.

LeBron wouldn't look like such a front-runner. Wade would still be off the hook for staying with "his" team. And Bosh may have been viewed as a freeloader, but most people don't think he's a franchise cornerstone player anyways.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: What if LeBron signed first, Wade returned to Miami, and then Bosh jumped on board?

I don't think it would have fooled people. It's pretty obvious they've been thinking about this for a long time.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:19 PM   #3
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I don't think it would have fooled people. It's pretty obvious they've been thinking about this for a long time.

I think they could have spun it... maybe. While Wade and Bosh were acting like they were considering Chicago, LeBron could have signed with Miami, making Wade and Bosh's moves look reactionary.

There would still be criticism, but I think it would have gone down smoother.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: What if LeBron signed first, Wade returned to Miami, and then Bosh jumped on board?

no different at all.
still Wade's team. he is the champion.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:31 PM   #5
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I think they could have spun it... maybe. While Wade and Bosh were acting like they were considering Chicago, LeBron could have signed with Miami, making Wade and Bosh's moves look reactionary.

There would still be criticism, but I think it would have gone down smoother.

I don't think they could of spun it for the simple fact that Lebron obviously wasn't going to Miami to play with Michael Beasely and Mario Chalmers.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:41 PM   #6
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I don't think they could of spun it for the simple fact that Lebron obviously wasn't going to Miami to play with Michael Beasely and Mario Chalmers.


I think you underestimate how dumb the average person is. I could see the threads now;

"Wade got scared when LeBron signed with Miami and ran home to mommy"

"Bosh is a total freeloader. He's just trying to piggyback by joining the Heat after LeBron and Wade"

"LeBron is a leader, Wade and Bosh are just followers"
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Default Re: What if LeBron signed first, Wade returned to Miami, and then Bosh jumped on board?

The hype.

Lebron refusing to let Cleveland know anything and then bolting out on national TV still doesn't change the rioting and jersey burning.

Now, had he acted more maturely, there would've been much of the same criticism but people wouldn't give Lebron so much shit and call him a narcissist.

Media would still be over it but less material and less pressure for the Heat and NBA.

This is just too dramatic. And Cleveland will NEVER forgive him.

I mean, unless, he returns to Cleveland with Wade and Bosh in 5 years. Wouldn't that be hilarious to see all the signs being put back up, the new murals, people regretting over burning their autographed jerseys, people smiling and being friendly to Lebron, etc?
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Default Re: What if LeBron signed first, Wade returned to Miami, and then Bosh jumped on board?

dont matter what lebron does. haters gonna hate
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dont matter what lebron does. haters gonna hate

Same thing could be said about Kobe/Lakers and you.
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Default Re: What if LeBron signed first, Wade returned to Miami, and then Bosh jumped on board?

Why would he go to Miami with a chance that Wade wasn't going to be there?

Would of been the same story. I don't really think it matters, all the Cleveland fans were going to hate him if he left.
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Default Re: What if LeBron signed first, Wade returned to Miami, and then Bosh jumped on board?

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dont matter what lebron does. haters gonna hate

and you're exactly that. well done.
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