Just imagine LeBron, Dirk playing on same team

LeBron to Dallas talk starts in 3, 2… now.

Actually started, past tense. Thursday. About 10 p.m., or seconds after
King James and his Cavs crashed and burned in yet another playoffs. Best
NBA record apparently guarantees jack squat. Boston advanced somewhat
easily to the East Finals, and Team LeBron walked into yet another
off-season without a ring.

Only this time he has choices. Stay in Cleveland? Or go to New York or
Chicago (or, dare I say, Dallas?), via a nifty little opt-out clause in
his contract?

Sounds like a certain Big German I know.

Do not mistake this for a Dirk=LeBron. I love The Big German. I am not crazy. LeBron is younger and nastier and just better, yet he finds himself exactly where Dirk Nowitzki does — probably needing to leave his only NBA home to have a chance at a championship.

Just call him LeGone James after this latest debacle.

And why not us as a soft landing spot? I’m tired of this LeBron to the Windy City, South Beach or Manhattan with nary a Mavs mention.

So let me be the first to say: Choose the Mavs, LeBron.

Dallas is the perfect landing spot for your tarnished King crown, with Dirk giving you two greats and an owner adept at marketing you into an even bigger deal and a city where sports and athletes rule.

New York sounds like a big stage. Problem is, New York is almost too big, with actors and sports and everything imaginable all competing for attention.

In Dallas, it would be you. And Tony Romo. And you.

Games at JerryWorld. And Owner Jones is likely to toss in a couple of primo Cowboys season tickets, if you promise to wear a Roy Williams jersey to games to help legitimize him.

And Mavs owner Mark Cuban needs to find a way to make LeBron to Dallas happen. If not, all hope is lost. We have Jason "bleeping" Kidd as our point guard. Of course, LeBron is our only hope.

The only other option is Dirk leaves for Chicago and the Mavs become Timberwolves South, because another season of 50 meaningless regular-season wins and a playoff gag is just downright nauseating.

LeBron as a Maverick brings hope.


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