I don't think LeBron James is a bad guy. I think he is surrounded by people that say, "LeBron, was that one cream and one sugar?"
If anybody around him had any idea about how the world works, they would have tried to talk him out of going on ESPN for "The Decision," one of the most embarrasing hours of television in the last decade.
The problem was, it played into the stereotypes many have of the NBA -- it's all about the stars, it's all about attention, it's all about the individual and what's best for him
LeBron. however, has never been a selfish basketball player. He recognized the value of involving his teammates long before Kobe Bryand did.
I don't know if Miami will be the NBA's best team. But they'll be the most compelling.
They opened the season against Boston. I've pulled for the Celtics maybe once in my life. I didn't know which team to cheer for. LeBron forced me to make my own "The Decision," and it didn't take an hour.