Thursday, July 10, 2014

LeBron James and Too Much of A Good Thing

By Charlie Scaturro

Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America
Yeah, it’s another article about LeBron James. You know, the guy holding NBA free agency and your Twitter feed hostage right now. The guy who kind-of-but-not-really-but-probably is the reason why Dwyane Wade opted out of $40 Million in guaranteed money over the next two years to free-up cap space so the Miami Heat could be a more attractive destination for other free agents. The guy who is dominating ESPN and sports radio, even though the NBA season won’t start for another four months.

But hold on, I’m not here to speculate about which team he’s signing with, where Dan Gilbert’s private jet may or may not have been, or about what the hex codes on LeBron’s website mean. I’m focused on the fact that, as a 6’8’’ 260-pound point guard in a power forward’s body who is currently the best player in the world, LeBron has a staggering amount of options in front of him; a situation that some of us might be familiar with, in a different context of course.