NBA power shift? Don't blame players

LeBron, Melo, Deron … It isn't their fault they switched from one team to another

Originally Published: February 28, 2011
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

You hear words like "ruining" and "destroyed." You hear that these players drag the process out to the detriment of the team. You hear that they've become bigger than the game; and because of that, the game has become un-fantastic.

If you listen to the public and media reaction to recent player movement -- starting with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Amare Stoudemire this past summer and continuing with Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams last week -- the NBA is going to hell in a hand ...

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