When it comes to sports, the city of Cleveland is used to bad news. A decision that didn’t go the Cavs way four years ago is why fans on the north shore are holding their collective breath, waiting for LeBron James to announce where he’ll play next season.
There have been conflicting reports about James’ current status, but as long as the King stays silent, there’s going to be speculation.
So why’s James staying quiet? Is he really making sure his website can handle the traffic? Or could he be waiting for some dominoes to fall?
The longer he waits, it doesn’t look good for the Cavs.
This doomsday scenario explains why:
1) LeBron takes a few days “to think” about his move.
2) Chris Bosh can’t wait for James’ decision and takes the four-year, $88 million deal on the table from the Houston Rockets.
3) Pat Riley, with some new-found flexibility, and signs Carmelo Anthony. Nobody’s feelings get hurt because the “Big 3″ didn’t break up. Bosh left to take a better deal, and everyone’s happy, because…
4) James announces his talents will remain in South Beach.
This is a very plausible scenario, because the pressure’s been put on Bosh to give the Rockets an answer. The Dallas Mavericks extended an offer sheet to Houston restricted free agent Chandler Parsons Wednesday. Parsons signed the deal early Thursday morning.
Once the Mavs submit the offer sheet to the Rockets, Houston will have three days to match, which they won’t, if Bosh bolts Miami for Texas.
How plausible is this scenario?