Lebron James' Mother Scandal May Push Him Away From The Cavs - Updated (1)
Lebron James - Super NBA star, Lebron James' poor performance in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, left fans wondering - WTF? Now, that the story about Lebron James' mother and his teammate Delonte West is out, Cavalier fans are now wondering whether or not their franchise player will be around for another season. So far, Lebron James has vehemently fought off all rumors concerning his mother and Delonte West, or any other cougarish activity from his mom. On the other hand, speculation of Lebron James' leaving the Cavs for the New Jersey Nets has increased tenfold. According to a Sports Authority greater than us, there are other factors that may land Lebron James in New Jersey, if you care for stuff like facts and information:
"The Nets, well they're another story. During a tumultuous season where they bottomed out on the court, New Jersey (for two more years) has actually become an attractive landing spot. Their record notwithstanding - which with the addition of James wouldn't stand so low for long - they have gained several lucrative chips.
None is larger than the new owner Mikhail Prokhorov. The Russian billionaire isn't coming to lose. He has money and will spend it aggressively. What is so important about Prokhorov is his philosophy towards ownership, which follows that of his Russian brethren. Much like Roman Abramovich in running the English soccer team Chelsea, Prokhorov will spend to no end. In an interview on WFAN he said that his ownership of the basketball team CSKA Moscow was a "charity."
It helps that the Nets already have three good pieces on the team in Brook Lopez, Devin Harris and Terrance Williams. Lopez is a top-10 center in the NBA, perhaps top-5 depending who you talk to. Harris, despite a down year, is a legitimate third option on a championship team. Williams had an erratic rookie season but the talent is obviously there and with a summer's worth of development and maturity he should be much better. He could actually turn out to be a poor man's version of James himself, with his all-around skills and athleticism.
Of course, the biggest chip the Nets were supposed to have was the No. 1 pick. If they could get John Wall, surely their chances at LeBron would improve tremendously. Not only a supreme talent, his friendship was supposed to help lure the most hyped free agent ever. But that was overblown.
Wall's friendship could not have been that strong with James. Despite being lured to join LeBron's growing consortium, Wall signed with agent Dan Fegan instead of Leon Rose, who represents James. How close could they have been."
Our recommendation to Lebron James, do you!
Date Submitted: 5/23/2010 2:19 PM
PostedBy: DimeWars Staff