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Dallas fans want LeBron, make a website

May 20, 2010, 3:50 PM EST

Now it’s not just the teams with cap space who are hoping LeBron James will play for them next season. Dallas Mavericks fans have started up lebrontothemavs.com, which features a photoshop of LeBron in a Mavericks jersey, audio (that I found no way to turn off) of a LeBron-to-Dallas song made by fans, and some reasons why LeBron should sign with the Mavericks. (A chance to play with Kidd and Dirk, no state income tax, the Dallas Cowboys, et cetera.) According to the Associated Press, Mark Cuban is a fan of the site; on Thursday afternoon, the Mavericks owner tweeted “Gotta love Mavs fans !!” alongside a link to the site. 

Dallas is, of course, way over the cap, but the hope for Mavericks fans is that Cleveland would pursue a sign-and-trade if they are sure LeBron is going to leave anyways. I have a hard time envisioning Dan Gilbert and Danny Ferry taking the PR hit that would come with trading James. Also, if LeBron does leave, it may be in the Cavs’ best interest to just take the cap space and start the rebuilding process. That said, anything is possible. 
  1. Bizzle - May 20, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    If Lebron were to sign and trade he’s go to an organization that can actually win championships. Like the Spurs or the Lakers, not some crappy franchise that gets upset by the 8th seed and gets knocked out in the first round.

  2. Taylor - May 20, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    Apparently the author of this article doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Dallas is in the mix because of Erick Dampier’s unique contract. Dallas can send Damp to any team in a S&T and as soon as they waive him they instantly wipe anywhere from $13 – $16 million off their books depending on who they send back. Damps contract is an instant expiring, not a dime of which is guaranteed. There is no other instant expiring contract anywhere near $13 million (contracts structured like that usually go to very low payed players).
    Damps contract makes Dallas the only team in the league that could actually engage in a S&T that would allow the other team to take back no salary in exchange (or very little).
    Sports illustrated writes that “Dallas should be take very seriously,” because they understand the “DUST Chip” concept.
    Dallas would trade Damp, a couple first rounders, Roddy Beaubois, and $ considerations. If the Cavs know they’re going to lose Lebron, do you really think they’re going to care about PR? No, they’re going to try and get everything they can out of his departure. If, Lebron wants to go to Dallas, he’ll go to Dallas.

  3. Taylor - May 20, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    Apparently the author of this article doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Dallas is in the mix because of Erick Dampier’s unique contract. Dallas can send Damp to any team in a S&T and as soon as they waive him they instantly wipe anywhere from $13 – $16 million off their books depending on who they send back. Damps contract is an instant expiring, not a dime of which is guaranteed. There is no other instant expiring contract anywhere near $13 million (contracts structured like that usually go to very low payed players).
    Damps contract makes Dallas the only team in the league that could actually engage in a S&T that would allow the other team to take back no salary in exchange (or very little).
    Sports illustrated writes that “Dallas should be take very seriously,” because they understand the “DUST Chip” concept.
    Dallas would trade Damp, a couple first rounders, Roddy Beaubois, and $ considerations. If the Cavs know they’re going to lose Lebron, do you really think they’re going to care about PR? No, they’re going to try and get everything they can out of his departure. If, Lebron wants to go to Dallas, he’ll go to Dallas.

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