No, I’m not living in a fantasy world.
I totally understand that the chances are slim to none (much closer to none) that LeBron James ends up in Phoenix next summer when he’s an unrestricted free agent. I do believe there is a high likelihood that LeBron doesn’t finish his career in Cleveland, but he likely won’t end it in Phoenix either.
Despite the extremely small chance that LBJ comes to Arizona, the Suns actually have quite a bit to offer The King. Reasons for LeBron to join us in the Valley of the Suns are aplenty: during basketball season the weather in AZ is superb; Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the U.S.; the Suns are one of the best franchises in the NBA and boast the 4th best record in NBA history; a core of great youth is developing; Earl Watson is a player’s coach; and his good friend, James Jones, has joined the Suns as the VP of Basketball Operations.
Perhaps the most important factor pertains to the opportunity for LeBron to further cement his legacy. James has already brought championships to Miami and Cleveland, but what about bringing a championship to a city for the first time, to a team that is experiencing the longest playoff drought in franchise history? If LeBron could pull that off, he might just be able to prove he is better than Jordan.
If he brings a title to Phoenix, he might just be the best of all-time.