The Houston Rockets have a chance to be the biggest losers in this NBA free agency season. They currently have a deal on the table to Chris Bosh for 4 years/$90 million dollars, but they are just in limbo as they wait for him to make a decision. The problem is it seems that he himself is also waiting on Lebron to make up his mind before he commits somewhere. Now the Rockets may lose one of their most important players in Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks. Parsons agreed to a 3 year/$46 million dollar contract to switch teams, but the Rockets have till Sunday night to match the offer if they want to keep Parsons. Hit the jump.
Lebron is leaving, but to the surprise of many, Chris Bosh is staying. The Heat are finalizing a new contract with Bosh that will pay him $118 million dollars over the next five years. Pretty much if he remains to the end of the deal he will retire as a member of the Heat. The Rockets thought they had Bosh in their grasp after Lebron announced he was leaving Miami and offered Bosh the max they could which was four years/$88 million dollars. Bosh decided to take more money and stay in Miami with Dwyane Wade for now. There are rumors Wade may be looking elsewhere at the moment now also. As long as Bosh and Wade remain Miami will at least be a playoff team in the east, but not a legit contender. Houston currently looks like a big loser, especially if they do not match Chandler Parson’s deal with the Mavs. That would mean they lost a very important player and could not close the deal on Bosh or Carmelo.
When Lebron left Cleveland in 2010 he hurt alot of feelings, including those of his Cavs teammates. One of those teammates in particular, Mo Williams, seemed to take it especially hard at the time. There were rumors of an awkward encounter between the two at an airport and then some suspect tweets from Williams. Nonetheless he eventually seemed to get over it and move on with his own career. A report has surfaced this week that claims to be from Williams himself where he is airing out some personal talks he and Bron had together and basically throwing Bron under the bus in a sneak diss type of way. But is it real? Williams says hell no! Hit the jump.
The future of the Knicks is looking bright thanks to rookie Cleanthony Early! Possibly the biggest steal of the draft, Anthony had top 10 talent in the NBA draft and slid all the way to pick 34 with the Knicks. Anthony who is from New York himself was happy as can be when he was selected by the hometown team. Now the Knicks are happy as can be with his performance in the NBA summer league. Today he threw down a vicious dunk over two Dallas Mavericks defenders. Hit the jump.
This didn’t take long. Just shows you how corny Miami Heat fans are. Four years ago they laughed at Cavs fans who burned Lebron jerseys and rubbed it in the face of Cavs fans that Lebron was now their man. Well now the tables have turned and Heat fans forgot already what Lebron did for their organization and have already taken to setting his jerseys on fire and posting to social media. I wonder if they will burn Bosh and Wade as well if they leave. Hit the jump.
The purge is on in Miami and everyone is coming after the heat’s best players. We all know by now that Lebron deided to return to where it all started in Cleveland and rejoin the Cavs. Chris Bosh is on the verge of accepting an offer to join the Houston Rockets, especially since they have now traded Jeremy Lin and have the cap space. Dwyane Wade seems to be the man left out in all of this. It was been widely assumed that he was staying in Miami no matter what happened because that is his team. But things are different today now and the Chicago Bulls are reporting seeing what interest he may have in joining them. Hit the jump.
Lebron James has just announced he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and take his talents from South Beach back to northeast Ohio. This is a major power shift in the NBA and definitely in the eastern conference. The Cavs instantly become a better team than the Heat are and now Miami has alot of things to handle as they will likely lose Chris Bosh as well. Hit the jump.
When news that Lebron was going to allegedly announce his decision yesterday broke, fans who live near his Cleveland area home rushed to be on the scene. It’s not that they expected to see Bron, they just wanted to feel apart of something. Yesterday we showed you how the scene outside his home looked with crazed fans. Later however there came reports of car accidents outside the home with all the traffic on the street! Somebody’s insurance just went up while trying to see what Lebron would do only to have another day pass with no announcement. Nobody was injured but I bet people are mad at themselves today! Hit the jump.
Dan Gilbert’s infamous letter about Lebron James back in 2010 after he left Cleveland for Miami might still come back to bite him in 2014. According to reports even though time has passed and people feel different about the situation, it appears Lebron has never forgotten about Gilbert’s reaction and that quite possibly could be what is holding up his decision this time around. Hit the jump for more.
Skylar Diggins handle on the court is top shelf compared to most other point guards in the WNBA. A defender found that out the hard way this week when she tried to stop Diggins from a fast break and wound up laying on her back looking up at the ceiling of the arena while Skylar buried a jumper to make it worse! Hit the jump.