LeBron James put the NBA on notice Thursday night, joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.
Ending weeks of silence and drama, the two-time MVP said on his ESPN special from Greenwich, Conn. on Thursday night that he's decided to join the Miami Heat and leave the Cleveland Cavaliers after an unsuccessful seven-year quest for the championship he covets.
"The best opportunity to win and to win now and to win in the future also," James said. "Winning is a huge thing for me."
It's a huge victory for the Heat, who got commitments from Wade and Bosh on Wednesday. That duo, along with James, formed the upper echelon of the most-celebrated free-agent period in league history.
Something left out of this story: ESPN dedicating an hour-plus of time dedicated to a guy who hasn't even won a title yet! Was it worth it, ESPN? Whoring yourselves for an overrated, Michael Jordan wannabe?