The average fan really believes Lebron is a team player and that other great players want to play with him. However, it couldn't be further from the truth. That guy does not develop and improve teammates contrary to popular media narrative. He's a ball dominant player that does not run a real system. Instead he runs the "LeBron James" system. A ball dominant method that affords him the stats and shine and marginalizes the surrounding talent. Guys are all stars before they join him, and bums by the end of his tenure. He suffocates any growth, he plays just like Westbrook, he's just way more talented and as a result he is able to get good results. He's like a super nova, he explodes, but turns all the planets in orbit around him into dwarf stars. We just blew up the chemistry and culture we were cultivating for a win now approach. Magic caved to the public and media. Bad signing. Mark my words.
i actually agrees with you to a degree. i believe Lebron picked us as a destination is a well calculated move, first he gets paid. second he is under no pressure to win, since you know he will be developing the youth for another year or two, where as in Cleveland he is under constant pressure to win, which i don't think he can anymore after this year -- the way Boston is coming up and nearly took him out w/o 2 of their top players. third, he can hitch a ride after 2-3 years when our young core matures and take some if not a lot of credit from Luke. Lebron is an extremely calculative guy. I don't think he will be bringing the trophy home anytime soon for Lakers though. maybe the Conference finals if we are lucky otherwise i don't think we can survive Warriors or the Rockets in the playoffs.