Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Story of the Philadelphia Heat

*NOTE: Not everything lines up perfectly. This is just for fun, to show the similarities. I do not believe Lee going to Philly is really similar to LeBron going to Miami, but just for fun...

It's a story as old as time.
Or at least as old as July, 2010.

He spent his early career in Cleveland. They weren't a great team, but they were pretty good. They never could come up with a championship, unable to defeat a stronger overall Boston squad with veteran stars. After years of just falling short of winning a ring, he hits free agency in 2010. He is clearly the top available player in the league. His team wants him back. New York is doing everything to get him. There is even some talk of the second team from Los Angeles, but they never seem like a legitimate candidate.

Another star player was coexisting at the same time. He was playing his career out on a decent team. He made it to play for the championship several years ago, but at that point he wasn't the major star of the team; he was joined by a hired gun who had previously won several championships in a bigger market. After that guy left, the team struggled.

A third star was establishing himself in Toronto. With pretty much nobody else around him, the star put up dominating individual seasons, but was unable to make the team competitive.

Finally, in 2010, the three stars joined forces to form a squad everybody predicts will be one of the best ever.

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