I have to give credit where credit is due. A few months ago, this story would have likely been a top billing headline on most websites. But as the Cavaliers have continued to roll through the opposition by winning their ninth straight game yesterday evening, the latest “rumors” have taken a back seat.
Though I have no problem taking credit away when it is undeserved. As in today, with the NBA playoffs a few weeks away. Three teams in the East, just shy of 60 wins. Seven teams in the West, separated by four games. Some of the best players to ever play the game, all under the age of 28.
But what gets thrown our way?
You got it. More rumors about 2010.
With all eyes on LeBron James yesterday as he was in New Jersey (one of the ever-popular possible destinations – you know, because of Jay-Z), the MVP hopeful was greeted with a flurry of baiting questions that could hopefully lead to a juicy bit about his pending free agency. And without hesitation, the media took it and ran.
James raised the possibility Sunday of [he and Dwyane Wade] playing together somewhere after he was asked a question about the friendly rivalry between the U.S. Olympic teammates.
James was asked if he’d prefer they both stay in the same conference, so they could play against each other more often, or end up in different conferences, so they could compete against each other for championships.
“I don’t know, it doesn’t matter,” James said before the Cavaliers’ game against the Nets. “Whatever happens, we’ll go against each other, and maybe we’ll go against each other in practice. I don’t know, that’d be fun, wouldn’t it?”
And since Wade has already said that he likes Miami, count on this being construed as many ways as possible. Even though James did attempt to toss a curve ball.
As he walked away, he added maybe he meant in the Olympics.
So, brace yourself, people. You’re bound to hear plenty of this today. LeBron James said it would be “fun” to play on the same team with another MVP candidate. Fun as in when all of these top flight athletes get to play on the same team during international competition. Or the All-Star game. It is understandably enjoyable to play a game you love with some of the best players in the world. Imagine that. LeBron enjoys fun.
Obviously, this all means he could be considering leaving Cleveland.
Oh yea. And our Magic Number stands at eight. How about that story?