It started in 2010. That summer the NBA changed drastically and still has not been the same since. It was the summer where players began to take power into their own hands, abandoning the teams that drafted them and teaming up with other stars to win championships.
ESPN's Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) talks NBA Free Agency with Kenny Ducey and Kristian O'Hara on One on One. He talks about where big name players like Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony will end up, if the Big Three will disband, the worst free agent signings thus far and much more.
Sean Highkin (@highkin), of Sports on Earth, and Jared Dubin (@JADubin5), of Bloomberg Sports and Hardwood Paroxysm, joined us to talk about the draft and free agency. We also discussed the Tyson Chandler trade and what the Knicks could do with the two second round picks they now have.
Ray Allen’s game tying three pointer in Game 6 of the NBA Finals changed everything for the Miami Heat. The image of the Big Three went from failure to success and LeBron James joined an exclusive group of Hall of Famers by winning back to back Finals MVPs.
Almost three years ago the in-your-face summer spectacle at Miami's American Airlines Arena, celebrated the arrival of LeBron James. He was asked if he took his talents to Miami to win a championship and he famously proclaimed, "Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven." This came on the heels of James and ESPN partnering for the tasteless special, "The Decision," leaving him and the Heat as public enemy No. 1. In the ensuing months the team was booed in every arena, ripped to shreds all over the Internet, and crushed by most talking heads.However, when Miami’s Team President Pat Riley was recruiting James to the Heat during the summer of 2010 he sold the reigning MVP on the chance to be the focal point of not just a Champion, but a dynasty.
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