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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. Greg Oden - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    B*tch, you better off relying on my sh*t holding up than that.

  2. Sam Bowie - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Truth.

  3. Scott Cagle Pensacola Best Buy - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    sambo, coon, pickaninny

  4. dumdown - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    ’93-’94 Nuggets shook up the world!
    Mutombo, Ellis, Abdul-Rauf
    Best 3some ever! Well…. at least in ’94 Western Conference first round

  5. Bill Walton - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    I miss John Wooden so much. And now no one will call me once a year on his birthday.

  6. Bill Walton - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    I miss John Wooden so much. And now no one will call me once a year on his birthday.

  7. Scott Cagle Pensacola Best Buy - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    gasol better than bosh
    kobe better than either lebron or wade, not even close
    need new side kick
    Jax better than Riley
    supporting cast lakers better than heat

  8. Scott Cagle Pensacola Best Buy - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    gasol better than bosh
    kobe better than either lebron or wade, not even close
    need new side kick
    Jax better than Riley
    supporting cast lakers better than heat

  9. A BETTER DJ - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    LeBron and either Bosh or Wade and a bunch of scrubs will be better than anything LeBron played with in Cleveland… if all 3 stay healthy then I really hope the rumors of us getting CP3 are true!

  10. dumdown - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    ’93-’94 Nuggets shook up the world!
    Mutombo, Ellis, Abdul-Rauf
    Best 3some ever! Well…. at least in ’94 Western Conference first round

  11. Billll - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Manny, Moe and Jack

  12. bballfan - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    sorry guest yeah wade bosh and lbj on the same team will look great statistically but get real lbj and bosh have 2 big an ego to truly gel and they still need role players something that miami is sorely lacking, oh and did you read how bosh doesnt want to be a role player he wants to be the man…oh that is going to go great with ball hog lbj and the only true bballer d’wade, im feelin sorry for d’wade to have his career hampered 2 super ego’s, at least wade knows how to handle super ego’s (anyone remember shaq)
    now as for the comment that kobe wont see another ring, its going to take a bit for miami to become a team and the lakers are already a team, but uhm isnt anyone forgetting a couple of other power house teams in the east like orlando and boston. im looking forward to next year should be very interesting

  13. Tom - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Isiah/Dumars/Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson

  14. Rick92886 - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    I loved the Browns for many years but I have not watched a football game since Modell sold out. Basketball is getting the same way. Won’t be too long before I give up on all sports, it is not about playing anymore it is all about the $$$$$$.

  15. bballfan - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Wow R_O_B, what playoffs were you watching the only game that kobe had a truly bad performance was in gm 7 of the finals the rest of the series he was nailing shots even with defenders draped all over him, so before you start kobe hating get your facts str8, and for the record im not a lakers kobe or basically and player/team fan, I like to watch the game of basketball for the game who cares whos playing or who wins or loses it makes no difference to me i have no vested interest, its not like i get a cut of the winnings lol

  16. WOWIMSHOCKED - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    kyote man r u a schmuck, seems like when someone cant find anything legit to say they bring up the “rape” wow didnt know you were judge jury and executioner, btw dont forget it was adultery, you cant rape the willing and the raped victim doesnt go to a party and brag about it then have sex with 3 other guys before going to the police and claiming rape. get the facts before you spout trash

  17. Anonymous - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Racist and you should be ashamsed for saying those kinds of comments….

  18. nikoB - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    dang straight!!! three of the best ever! (Barkley, Olajuwon, Drexler)

  19. Uncle Sam - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    Red, white and blue.

  20. Darth Vader - Jul 7, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Hans, Leia and Chewbaca

  21. Sith Kavorkian - Jul 7, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    @guest-Kobe gets ring six next year. If Lebron joins Miami , he will have to realize he is 2ND OPTION. 7 years of ego will not diminish in 1 year.

  22. Desi Arnaz - Jul 7, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Fred, Ethel and Lucy

  23. joe - Jul 7, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    How Bout
    Yogi
    Ric
    Boo
    As in Yogi the Bear Ranger Rick and Little Boo Boo!!
    All this is just too much I’m over it!

  24. Nostalgic - Jul 7, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    GM, Ford and Chrysler

  25. Traffic Light - Jul 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Red,yellow and green

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