The Decision has finally be made and it’s official.
LeBron James, the most coveted free agent in the history in all of sports, has decided to follow Chris Bosh and join Dwyane Wade down in Miami.
LeBron announced his decision about halfway through ESPN’s hour long special aptly titled “The Decision” and promptly placed a dagger in the hearts of Cavalier fans everywhere.
Ending weeks of silence and drama, the two-time MVP said on his ESPN special from Greenwich, Conn. on Thursday night that he’s decided to join the Miami Heat and leave the Cleveland Cavaliers after an unsuccessful seven-year quest for the championship he covets.
“I can’t say it was always in my plans, because I never thought it was possible,” James said. “But the things that the Miami Heat franchise have done, to free up cap space and be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down. Those are two great players, two of the greatest players that we have in this game today.”
This is a major victory for the Heat, who got commitments from Wade and Bosh on Wednesday. That duo, along with James, formed the upper echelon of the most-celebrated free-agent period in league history.
LeBron has always wanted to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and when Bosh made his move first, the only place that could have happened was in Miami. The trio won an Olympic Gold medal in 2008. Now they will be going after a different type of gold trophy. And so now the tide could possibly shift from the Lakers to the Heat in the flinch of an eye. This has been one entertaining NBA off season. Can’t wait for the games to begin.