On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports wrote a very interesting piece exploring the end of the “super team” and a return to a more balanced league. Most NBA teams cannot afford to stockpile high-priced talent and expect to win year in and year out.
Wojnarowski explains how the recent Rudy Gay trade to the Toronto Raptors is just the beginning of the dismantling teams with high payroll in an effort to run a more financially feasible business.
If the economic trend continues and Miami’s big three of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade disband in the summer of 2014. One of the likely landing spots for James would be a return to Cleveland.
While LeBron has been vilified due to “The Decision” there is no denying that Cleveland would welcome him with open arms after a few days of grumbling. James paired with a more seasoned Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, and Dion Waiters would be a phenomenal collection of talent capable of making a run for multiple championships.
Add the fact James calls Akron home, already has at least one ring under his belt, and his business partners remain operating in the Cleveland area, the idea of James’ return may not be as far-fetched as some would like to believe.
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