The Metro’s Jeff Howe (who?) has a hilarious piece on the chances of LeBron James coming to Boston in 2010.
If James is sincere with his desire to be a peer among Michael Jordan and the game’s all-time greats, the Celtics can give him instant credibility.
Plus, the chance to play with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Kendrick Perkins and likely Rajon Rondo would give James an inside track at a title that still eludes him.
James doesn’t need the Celtics for credibility. At just 24 years-old, he’s the best player on the planet who also happens to have the most upside. How scary is that?
Someone also needs to inform Howe that as of right now, the Cavaliers are a better team than the Celtics.
According to Howe, the Celtics could afford LeBron by offering him a 5-year, $95 million contract. About $50 million less than Cleveland. But wait there’s more. Under this scenario, the C’s would have KG, Pierce, Perkins, Rondo and LeBron under contract and be at the salary cap limit. Leaving very little money to sign the remaining 7-10 players.
This column has “let me write about this ridiculous scenario so I can drum up traffic for our crappy web site and bring attention to me” written all over it.