Viewers had the opportunity to enjoy The Decision, and LeBron James said he brought his talents to South Beach. This generation of NBA players sure used some of LeBron’s tips on decision making.
Last summer, LeBron James became a free agent for the third time in his professional career. He joined a new squad every time he declined his player option, and it became a symbol for players and their freedom. This had a huge effect on the league. LeBron did what many players could not do.
Fans used to ask where was he going next every time LeBron hit free agency. King James turned free agency into something big.
The Decision was an hour, and it was televised for big part of the day. “I’m taking my talents to South Beach.” These are the 7 words LeBron turned into $5 million.
In 2010, this decision was considered selfish and cowardly. However, LeBron turned The Decision as a marketing tactic. Now players have the chance to discuss their feelings, and The Decision helps them say what they want.
The Decision also brought a new precedent for stars. Now stars can use their talents and sign with respective suitors. Remember Paul Georges series?
What happened to Kyrie Irving? He is a direct product of LeBron’s mindset. Irving was doing just fine until LeBron came back to Cleveland, putting him in the shade. He demanded a trade as he wanted to be a team’s first option.
Kevin Durant and other players are also related to LeBron James. He teamed up with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
LeBron joined the Los Angeles Lakers, choosing off the court success over on the court.
LeBron will always be related to the NBA world, regardless of what he does or whichever team he joins. Let’s see what happens next in the league.