Tracking down LeBron to the Bulls stories and setting them straight…
In today’s Tribune, K.C. Johnson wrote: “James’ uncertain future also introduces an internal debate on whether the two-time reigning Most Valuable Player is even the best fit with Derrick Rose. While James unquestionably is the game’s most dominant player, he dominated the ball on the court and input on organizational decisions off it in Cleveland.”
If the Bulls’ brass is contemplating that then they all need to be removed from the facility immediately and they should never, ever have jobs in the NBA again. Seriously? He’s a superstar. Of course he’s going to have input and at times dominate the ball. But Derrick is the point and LeBron can actually make him better too.
Joe Johnson and Phil Jackson or LeBron and Cal? I’d take LeBron and me as the coach. Or even you. You can always fire coaches. Is everyone on crazy pills?
As for Coach Cal, he tweeted that he was staying at Kentucky for one reason: to stop all the questions about LeBron and the NBA. It’s as simple as that.
And here’s the pièce de résistance, again from K.C. Johnson:
But the question — as crazy as it sounds — that Bulls management has to ask itself is if it already has its alpha male superstar to build around in All-Star Rose.
Would the Bulls be better off adding a space-the-floor shooter in Johnson — whose only drama would be a poor performance in the Hawks’ Eastern Conference semifinal loss to the Magic — and perhaps having enough money left to sign another piece?
These are questions for a higher pay grade. But the drama between now and whenever the Bulls hire a coach and enter free agency will remain intriguing.
No, those are questions for people that are over-drugged or possibly unconscious. I’d love to see the reaction on the faces around the table at a Bulls organizational meeting when someone were to ask, “But guys…do you think we might better off with Joe Johnson so we get better floor-spacing?”
LeBron James > Joe Johnson + whatever. Easiest math ever.