Who do they think they are, the Harlem Globetrotters, barnstorming the country, entertaining the masses, whistling "Sweet Georgia Brown" while they ground the rest of the NBA into the Washington Wizards, er, Generals?
As a fallback, Wade, according to a story Monday from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, sources say will grant the Mavericks, among a few other teams, a sit-down. The Mavs are also angling to talk to LeBron.
As for the triumvirate, I just don't see it. Take LeBron or D-Wade and partner with power forward Bosh, yes, I'm buying. But, Wade and LeBron on the same team, on the same floor? Like Kobe Bryant, neither is a point guard -- and technically, LeBron and Wade play different positions -- but each transcends the boundary of positions and each is the dominant ballhandler and creator on their respective teams.
Could Jordan and Kobe have co-existed? Jordan and Magic? Magic and Kobe?
How would that work? This isn't a one-time All-Star Game or a two-week Olympic showcase. It's 82 regular-season games of grinds and personalities and egos, and the ultimate pressure to win titles season after season or be doomed to overwhelming failure.
While a LeBron-Wade-Bosh squad is intriguing for obvious reasons, such a trio is bad for the game. It's boring. The NBA doesn't need it's collection of top talent colluding to join forces.
It would be far more interesting for LeBron and Wade to determine where each could go to create the most vibrant rivalry.
The NBA needs heated rivalries and rivals, not a concocted psuedo-dynasty among friends.