Share this article

print logo

Power take: Time for LeBron to focus on an NBA championship

What’s up with LeBron James? He unfollowed the Cavaliers on Twitter. He fraternized with Dwyane Wade during halftime of a blowout loss to the Heat. He said he wants to team up with Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul before he retires.

Maybe James is getting bored. But instead of fantasizing about a future foursome, he should focus on leading Cleveland to a title. Could it be that LeBron doesn’t believe the Cavs could beat the Warriors or Spurs in the NBA Finals?

James said he’d take a pay cut to play with his Olympic pals. It’s a noble gesture − and the only way that Anthony will ever find his way to a championship. I can’t see it happening. Four stars is too many for one team, regardless of the salary structure. Wade is 34. Anthony will be 32 in May. They’d be an old bunch by the time James got them together.

Remember the 2004 Lakers? An aging Gary Payton and Karl Malone teamed with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant and were a big favorite. They got embarrassed in a five-game final by Detroit, averaging 81 points a game. Hoop fans don’t remember it as a nice idea, but as a failure.

There are no comments - be the first to comment