If you look at the 2008 Olympics during which the three superstars in question did play cohesively on their way to a Gold Medal, sure, we could come up with all the reasons in the world why it should work. However, the NBA is not a league built on certainty when it comes to a championship contender actually getting the job done, regardless of personnel.
In my personal opinion, the variables of checking egos and a roster built so much on minimum salary players are just too great of factors to make any concrete assessment. But if you put a gun to my head and forced me to gush out an answer, I’d have to say no, this will not work to the extent that everyone is making it out to be.
I base my final answer on the assertion that all three players are simply not at that ultimate desperate end yet where they’d be able to collectively sell out (in a good way) 100%, doing all the right things at the right times.
To be bluntly forthright as well, let’s keep it real, Chris Bosh is not exactly an NBA elite and he’s barely a superstar, if even that. We all call him that for a matter of convenience in discussions because for whatever reason, this trio seemingly has to be glorified before anything is even set in stone. I personally am not blown away with the guy’s game.
For us Laker fans, the prime example of a player who was truly willing to completely disregard his own individual glory and step into a true “do whatever is asked of me” championship mentality is none other than Ron Artest. No fan will ever forget that Game 7 against Boston during which all Artest could do was right.
Sure, Ron is not nearly at the level of a LeBron or D-Wade, but he has been one of the main men on his team throughout the majority of his career. Artest jumped at the chance to play for a title for only a mid-level salary without batting an eye lash and why?
Because he was at that desperate hungry end to win an NBA title before all was said and done.
NBA superstars are not only the biggest and baddest ballers in our world, but they’re also businessmen and they know full well that nothing is absolute nor is it guaranteed in life. Obviously, LeBron, Wade and Bosh are all surely starving for championships, especially in a league where Kobe is King with five titles to his name, but at the same time, every star is also chasing a certain measure of their own personal legacy.
Based of LeBron’s track record thus far and the lengths to which he is letting his inner diva turn this year’s free agency period into his own personal parade of narcissism, I don’t think he’s as willing to share the main stage lights as people think.
And last time I checked, Miami is D-Wade County.