By Jason Keidel
When LeBron James orchestrated the fairy tale finish to his career, he became the one thing he couldn’t buy – beloved. His two-year, $42 million deal – or 30 pieces of silver, if you’re in South Beach – with his hometown Cavaliers capped one of the more refreshing journeys in the history of American sports.
We too often confuse victory with virtue, as if LeBron became a better player in Miami simply because he won two titles. By that same logic, he’s less of a player after the Spurs shredded his Heat in the NBA Finals. It also ignores the reality that he took the 20-win Cavaliers to over 60 wins and four wins from a ring. The Cavaliers instantly returned to 20 wins upon his departure. And they will likely push the 60-win needle with King James back in his lair.
There was always…
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