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LeBron reportedly considering making it three amigos in Miami

Jul 7, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

wade_bosh-James.jpgWhat was laughed at a week ago as impossible is suddenly looking like it could happen — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on one team in Miami. A true superteam. The three amigos together in Miami.

ESPN’s Chris Broussard — the reporter with the best connections to LeBron James right-hand-man Maverick Carter — is saying that Miami is the clear front-runner.

Team officials that made their pitch to LeBron James are now saying it is down to Cleveland and Miami.  At 10 a.m., our own Ira Windeman (writing for the Sun Sentinel) heard from a Heat source that LeBron was “still up in the air.”

The impossible could be reality. Maybe.

For this to happen, a few other things need to come together. Miami would have to get help from Toronto to have the cap space to sign all three to max deals. In a sign-and-trade deal for Bosh, Toronto would have to take on Michael Beasley — who is set to make $5 million next season — and nothing else to make cap room for the Heat. However, the Heat have been shopping Beasley since last trade deadline and have yet to find a taker.

Toronto is probably on the list of teams not wanting to take on a questionable contract. If it wants to rebuild without Bosh, they may be better off just taking back picks and gaining the massive trade exception that would come their way.

The other option is for all three players to take a little less money to play together. They would each make $15.2 million the first year and leave more than $10 million on the table over the course of the contracts. In the NBA world of finances it would be nearly unheard of to leave that money behind. It would be a selfless act at a time when the preference seems to be hour-long television specials to announce your decision (James) or making a documentary about yourself making your free agency decision (Wade and Bosh).

The other question all three have to face is this: Could a team of LeBron/Wade/Bosh and nine other minimum salary players (all that Miami could afford) really win a title?

While a couple veterans might be willing to play for the minimum to get a shot at a ring, for the most part people making the minimum are doing so for a reason. Even with three of the top players in the game, other basketball people around the league have questioned if they could win a title.

However, Heat president Pat Riley knows how to build a winner. And while it may take time, he will get pieces around them.

And watching three great players like that together, we haven’t seen that in the league since the 1980s — Bird/McHale/Parrish and Magic/Kareem/Worthy. Those would be entertaining times to revisit.

356 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Chin - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen… unstoppable, year after year…

  2. Chin - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen… unstoppable, year after year…

  3. Jon R - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neal, and Gilligan!

  4. NICK GEERZ - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    HOLD ON ..How about Jeter,Posada,Petitte,and Rivera …
    none better fockers

  5. Bobby Brady - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Jan, Marcia and Cindy. Talk about the triangle.

  6. Mark - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    are they from the Gilligan’s Island crew?

  7. JMAN - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    James already proved that he will just quit if he dosn’t like the situation. Anyone watch this years playoffs? The “King” just quit on his team and city!

  8. Douglas - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    What’s going to happen in November besides nothing of what you expect. Get real dude…..

  9. Baboso from the west - Jul 7, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Really? I doubt it… and yes I am a Laker fan…

  10. Lebron James - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    I didn’t quit. I was taking time to check a b*tch out.
    Just remember to watch ESPN suck my c*ck tomorrow for an hour tomorrow.

  11. TBOB - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    Everyone is forgetting snap, crakel & Pop

  12. Dwayne Wade - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Big deal. Bosh has been on mine for two weeks.
    You should come here and get some.

  13. Anonymous - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    All 3 of these players were at least 3 or 4 years past their prime. LBJ, Wade and Bosh are just now coming into their prime years – big difference!

  14. Chris Bosh - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    I’ll treat you right.
    Just not in Cleveland.

  15. Anonymous - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    If you can call rape with 3 different DNAs in her underwear

  16. TBOB - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    I must concur. Plus the pure fact that you are playing on a championship team will probably put you inline for a good contract a year or two down the road, with a ring to two to go with it. And of course South Beach.

  17. Yao $Ming$ - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Yao has begun on-court workouts and expected to be ready to roll. Go ahead and laugh but the man is the best center in the league when he laces them up. LeBron and posse are going to win multiple championships? Dumb idea that will never work with those egos. Yao was starting to toy with the league just before injury. Rockets would have beaten the Lakers had he stayed healthy (Rockets still took them to Game 7). He is the only true center in the league now. He has had the first true rest since he was about 12. He won’t need to commit to Team China again like for Beijing. By next All-Star break he’s going to be the talk of the league. He dwarfs DHoward and Gasol and dominates them too. Rockets are really good without him. They are going to be great with him.

  18. Lebron James - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    No way b*tch, I know you be hogging on that.

  19. Dwayne Wade - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    B*tch, who told you to talk?

  20. A'mare Stoudemaire - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Come to NY homes, David Lee got a pretty mouth.

  21. Lady Gee - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    No that’s funny!

  22. Derrick Rose - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Yo, Bron, Chicago where it at. Joakim do it up real nice. Let his hair down and sh*t. B*tch don’t look so ugly that way, you know what I’m saying?

  23. Sal - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    I can’t believe my eyes; Although LBJ/WADE/BOSH sounds like a good idea, is not a recipe to create championships. Quick, what does LA/Boston/Spurs/Chicago, have in common? They’ve all have won multiple championships. Why? they all had two, I repeat two, 7 footers and they were all talented. I’m not going to give a lesson who they were, if you don’t know, you’re not a real basketball fan. Which is pretty much everyone in here. Say all you want, but even with this 3 talented individuals playing in one team, ain’t going to guarantee championships, period. My money is on LeBron staying in Cleveland. I can’t and refuse to believe that LeBron would take the heart out of Cleveland by leaving; but if he does, we all know that he’s going to the Nicks. He’s been saying that for years. At least he has a good excuse now by saying that he tried to lure Bosh to Cleveland, but to no avail. Is no wonder why there’s so many Lakers Hater’s here. Bynum, Gasol, Kobe, Artes, Odom, Phil Jackson, is all you need to know about who’s going to win the Championship next year. To all of you keep dreaming in the meantime.

  24. UWCowboys - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    How about:
    Moses Malone, Dr. J, Andrew Toney, Bobby Jones?

  25. The City of Cleveland - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Lebron, we’ll bend over backwards for you.

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