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It's Time for LeBrondown, Part II

Jordan would never do that: LeBron's playoff irrelevancy

Originally Published: June 8, 2011
By Bill Simmons

Fact: The Decision was the best thing that happened to the NBA in 15 years.

Fact: The year leading up to The Decision spiked TV ratings, boosted Internet traffic, provoked an onslaught of media opinion and generated more mainstream interest than any NBA storyline since Kobe and Shaq had a year-long falling out that was scripted by Vince McMahon, the Lifetime network, and the writers of Law and Order.

Fact: The Decision special drew a better rating than the 2008 Finals, became an ...

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