It's Monday, June 11th, and today we are "officially" starting our 21 day (and probably longer) #LebronWatch.
From today, until LeBron signs (with hopefully the Sixers) we will have a daily post regarding all things LeBron.
Whether you like it or not, the decision part 3 is a fascinating story, and the fact that the Sixers are at the forefront makes this one of the biggest off-season stories that this City has ever seen.
Join or Create?
The best line from over the weekend came from Ben Detrick (the guy who wrote the burner accounts story) when he tweeted "LeBron doesn't join teams, he creates them."
He was making the case for why LeBron and K.D should both sign with the Lakers, which would make me throw up, but the line of "create over join" really made me think.
When he signed with the Heat, Miami was a 47 win team but far from a championship contender.
The Cavs were a LeBron creation as well.
Point being, he has never joined a ready made team.
The latest Vegas odds support Detrick's theory...
But let's break this down a bit further...
They have the most cap space in the entire NBA. They could easily sign both LeBron and Paul George, and would still have assets to improve their roster to LeBron's liking.
But does he really want to play in the West?
They would have to do some serious work as far as making more cap space, but it could be done. If LeBron could go to the finals with what he had in Cleveland, he could probably figure it out in New York.
Houston + 220 (oddshark) (10/1 RJ Bell)
They would have to renounce the rights to Clint Capela and find a taker for Eric Gordon, but it can be done. If LeBron wants to be the missing link, Houston is the spot.
The Spurs stole the headlines on Sunday...
LeBron loves Pop, but would they have enough to dethrone the Warriors?
Both would have to do a lot of work to make it happen. I can't see LeBron joining either team, can you?
Join and create:
This is where the Sixers could separate themselves from the pack.
The opportunity to join a team that is a ready made contender and has enough assets to let him play GM, is something that only they can offer.
Philly is the only place where LeBron could help create a championship team and be the missing link.