By winstonharris on June 28, 2014
The recent news of LeBron James opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat has the NBA going boy band crazy. Teams have already begun trading players and draft picks to create more space for to even be able to offer the "King". One team who is not frantically losing their minds over James is the San Antonio Spurs. Here's five reasons why James and the Spurs would never work.
Loyalty and LeBron James are not usually thought of together, if you know his track record. And the Spurs' fans and players would be to confident in the idea of James being in an organization only to end up leaving if it wasn't beneficial for his legacy. There is already a billboard hanging in off a San Antonio highway displaying the phrase "Loyalty greater than Royalty".
If you've watched a San Antonio Spurs' game, you know that Popovich is not afraid to get in the face of his players - no matter who they are. James may not be a fan of Pop's ways and vice versa. The collaboration would most likely get ugly really quick.
The Spurs are know for the effortless ball movement within their offense, which was basically impossible to guard in the Finals. LeBron James, on the other hand, is known to hault offenses with his ability to create. Not much of an off-ball players, James likes to control the movement and that just doesn't fit in the Spurs' offensive schemes.
LeBron James is on his way to being worth a billion dollars, won 2 NBA championships, 4 MVP's and is the most polarizing figure in sports today. There may be a good reason for the ego he carries on his back, much like the "Chosen 1" tattoo in the same place. The Spurs lack of ego has allowed them to achieve so much with little drama and James doesn't fit the peaceful picture in San Antonio.
The beating that LeBron James took at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs this year, will be forever etched in the back of his mind. Losing in the manner he did cannot be easily forgotten and may not be the best booster to someone's psyche. Not only would the Spurs decline James, but the feeling would be mutual on James' end as well.
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