Cleveland has created a classic case of follow the leader; the leader being LeBron James of course. James shocked the sports world with his decision to return to Cleveland. Shortly after the big announcement, in his campaign to earn at least one more ring before he retires, sharp shooter and former Miami Heat teammate, Ray Allen made it known that he may not have a problem tagging along behind King James.
Allen is considered the best jump shooter in NBA history. In Ray Allen’s 18 year NBA career, he has made more three point shots than anyone else with 2,973. Reggie Miller is in a distant second place with 2,560 made three pointers.
Tuesday, two more Miami Heat players decided to jump ship and head to Cleveland as well. Mike Miller and James Jones played alongside James in Miami’s back-to-back championship run in 2012 and 2013.
Mike Miller has played for 6 teams in his 14 year career. During the 2000-2001 season, he was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. In 2006, Miller received the Sixth Man of the Year award.
James Jones, also considered as a sharp shooter was drafted 49th in the 2003 NBA draft. During his rookie season, Jones shot just under 40% from behind the arc ranking him 25th among three point shooters in his debut season. During the 2010-2011 season, Jones won the Foot Locker Three Point Contest.
Even with the signing of Andrew Wiggins, The Cavs continue their hunt to surround LeBron James with talent to label them as the “Team to Beat” in the Eastern Conference. It has been no secret that Cleveland wants to add Kevin Love into the mix, in exchange for the number one pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Adding Kevin Love would give the Cavaliers their own version of the "big three" which would consist of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
LeBron James’ quest to do right by is hometown fans, family, and friends is off to a great start. Now, the only thing they have to do is win a championship.