I haven't commented or posted here in probably over a year. Took me awhile to even remember my login.
I think this idea occurred to me over a year ago that it was possible. It's all just fun speculation at this point but I expect to hear some noise about it when the season ends.
The Warriors new owners have reinvented the entire franchise and made them a desirable location for free agents, nationally recognized and made a formidable playoff team. Stephen Curry is arguably the best Dub since Chris Mullin and is a superstar in the making. They have one of the best starting fives when healthy in the ENTIRE NBA. It certainly showed in the small sample size we all saw before Iggy and Lee got injured. Btw, I don't think there's a person out there who doesn't see Iggy at 100%.
Saying all that, I see the Dubs making a move either at this trade deadline to shed Lee's contract or waiting till the off-season to do so... I think the Dubs have a shot to lure the best player in the NBA to the Bay Area: Lebron James.
It's honestly not that far fetched as some of you may think. Things in the past that prevented us from getting anyone are now history: bad ownership, temperamental players, coaches and for the most part obscene contracts. BUT they now have everything in place to show they are truly and legitimately going for a championship: hungry owners who are making their case to go for the gold, star talent across the board and a completely revamped culture.
Is there a better starting five than what the Dubs would have to offer?
Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, James and Bogut would be the scariest and most dominant lineup in the association. Just like we got a shot with speaking to Howard last summer, I expect we shall get the same courtesy call here. Except this time we present a stronger case with a year more of experience and better overall talent (Iggy).
I think few people truly realize how real of a shot we got here. The Heat may have Pat Riley but we got Jerry West on our side. This Heat team is on their last ride. Bosh is definitely opting out and won't be taking a pay cut this time as this will be his last shot at a max contract. I see Cuban going after him hard as the Mavs will have the money to offer. Then there's Wade... Who at time is shades of the player he used to be, but for the most part is already slowing down. What's he going to do? Opt out and go for a max contract? We all know pro athletes have huge egos and considering he's rewarded the Heat with 3 championships I'm sure he'll want a pay raise. Other side is he's locked in for two more years and around 42 million. What exactly are the Heat going to do? Sign Carmelo? lol He doesn't keep the Heat championship contenders.
Point is that the Heat can't offer what the Warriors would be offering. Same goes for any team in the running for James. There used to be a case for the Lakers and Cavaliers but those have long since been put to rest. Cavaliers are one of the most poorly run organizations with little talent other than the now questionable star Irving. The Lakers made their choice and are sticking with Kobe. They've lost their appeal and won't be championship ready till the 2015 offseason when they go after Westy and Love.
I think the Warriors have the strongest case to be made here. Hell, I have a few more cards to play. Curry's good friends with James and so is Iguodala (Olympic team). The Warriors are considerably younger than the Heat. Winning is all that matters to James and with the Pacers just getting stronger and more experienced the road won't get any easier in the East as long as that team is there. I'm saying all this is possible whether or not the Heat 3-peat this year but I certainly think the Dubs have a better shot if the Pacers take down the Heat in the ECF.
Haven't mentioned the loyalty card that all Heat fans will use if you ever mention James leaving. Which I honestly don't see there being one. Just like there wasn't one for his hometown team... I went to college in Miami, which happened to be the exact summer than Lebron signed there and have seen them win for the last 3 years. I don't think it applies, Lebron will go where he has his best shot to win.
I've found countless articles on Lebron to GS but here are some of the best.
Yes, I know we are in midseason and we still have a long ways to go till the offseason but these threads are always the same boring threads.
What do you guys think of the possibility?