King abdicates throne as Air apparent

LeBron can no longer be like Mike, now that he's taken easy path to glory in Miami

Updated: July 9, 2010, 10:41 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

In the here and now, LeBron James probably did the best thing for himself.

By joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to form an NBA superpower squad, James, who announced Thursday night that he was bolting Cleveland via free agency, will more than likely win a championship -- or two or three -- sooner rather than later.

And ultimately, that's what James so desperately wants after seven "failed" seasons with the Cavaliers.

But in the long run, James has clearly damaged his ...

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