when you take an objective view of things, how much have these "superstars" really accomplished? lets look at the top FAs this summer - wade is the only one with a ring and that was 7 years ago! lebron couldnt win the title even when they stacked up cleveland with shaq, mo williams, jamison, parker, etc. We've all been witness to bosh for the last 7 years, a good player to be sure, but can't will his team to the playoffs even in the weaker eastern conference... dirk, amar'e, joe johnson, david lee- all good pieces but no titles.
so who cares if these media whores want to financially cripple a franchise with their riduculous $20 million/year contracts, let them!! they're still not going to win with 2 (or even 3)max contract FAs and a bunch of league minimum guys...no combo you throw together (bosh/wade/johnson or lebron/boozer/johnson or whatever) is going to beat the lakers (or orlando or boston for that matter, or OKC in a couple years) - those are real TEAMS and they will always come out on top against these patchwork "mercenary-for -hire" combos i hear the media drooling over ad nauseum...
real teams sacrifice for the greater good, and none of these guys really embody that notion...they all want to be the number 1 option, and ironically that is what will keep them from succeeding.
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