NBA Free Agency: The LeBron James Domino Effect

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Jun 10, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the first half of game three of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

July is always an interesting time in the NBA. With free agency resembling a circus more and more with each passing year, 2014′s free agency period has been relatively quiet in terms of real signings. So far, the biggest piece of real news we’ve gotten was Spencer Hawes signing with the Los Angeles Clippers. No offense to Hawes and the ghost of his mullet, but that doesn’t make for a particularly juicy summer.

Instead, what’s fueled our interest in 2014 NBA free agency are rumors and reports from “sources” regarding the upcoming decisions for LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. These superstars represent the two big dominoes that will really set things in motion once they fall into place. Will Chris Bosh re-sign with the Miami Heat? Will someone offer Gordon Hayward a max contract? Who’s signing Luol Deng? These are all events that may not fully unfold until LeBron and Melo have made their decisions.

Melo’s decision will certainly have league-wide implications, but since LeBron is King Domino, we’re going to take a look at what might happen across the league depending on where the NBA’s best player decides to take his talents this summer. The three biggest threats to landing LeBron are the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat, so we’ll try and stick with them for now.

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James Miami Heat Phoenix Suns

  • Nathan Giese

    So…essentially…whatever LeBron decides he’s not winning a championship because West and if he goes to the West they get bounced in the playoffs early because West.

    • Gerald Bourguet

      Yes. West.

  • Aj Walkin

    Please take a moment to admire the great LeBron for the special talent he is. It never gets old looking at the King’s history. So many accomplishments Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan will never achieve:

    1.Only player in nba history to quit because of air conditioner
    2.Quit on his team the year after he promises a championship
    3.Dunked on by a highschool kid and then confiscate tape
    4.Bail on the dunk contest 9 times
    5.Only able to win a ring with 2 superstars on same team as his moms boyfriend
    7.Average 1.8 pts in the 4th quarter of NBA finals.
    8.Lose not 1, not 2, but 3 times in the Finals.
    9.Host a national televised TV show to leave his team
    10.Go 2 for 18 in an NBA playoff game.
    11.Get stuffed by a player under 6 feet (Nate Robinson)
    12.Flop every single game in the playoffs
    13.Choke 4 out of 5 finals games by dropping FG% by 18
    14.0 Rings if not for refs calling early fouls on Durant and Westbrook it threw them out of rhythm, made them play soft and sit for big parts of the game which changed the flow and momentum of the finals.
    15. bronze 2004 and bronze 2006

    • Mark Lowe

      And you will get to add to your list LJ Hater, when he ups for 4 more years with the HEAT!!!

    • Rebel

      I saw this same exact comment somewhere else regarding a totally different story about LeBron. Get original dude, stop plagiarizing.

      • Aj Walkin

        How can I plagiarism my own post I came up with?