- Ron Hoskins/Getty ImagesLeBron James surprised Dickie V by choosing to play in Miami instead of staying at home.
Each week I talk about the world of sports:
• Let's be honest, no matter where LeBron James chose to play, people were going to be unhappy. Several teams cleared loads of cap room, but there could only be one winner in the King James Sweepstakes. Give some credit to Pat Riley. He can flat out recruit! That is why he's a Hall of Famer.
• It was a little much to see the video of fans burning James' Cavaliers jersey. That was absurd! My heart hurts for all Cleveland fans. They genuinely loved LeBron. I thought he would stay in Cleveland, but I was wrong.
• Let's not forget the move made by the Chicago Bulls. Carlos Boozer has become quite a star for a guy all the experts said couldn't play! Let's remember, he went through the first round of the draft without hearing his name called. Now he will be getting approximately $16 million per season! The Bulls will love his interior scoring ability. Chicago has Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and now Boozer. That's a pretty formidable group, my friends.
• I love the way star Kevin Durant announced his five-year extension. It was simple and without much fan fare. Oklahoma City fans have to be thrilled. They will not have to sweat the way Cleveland fans did. Congrats to a true rising star, baby!
• The Texas Rangers sent quite a message by adding Cliff Lee to their starting staff. Now, can they sign him to a long-term deal? Given the ownership situation, I would say no. But I have to give the franchise credit for going out and making this move. Come playoff time -- assuming the Rangers make the postseason -- Texas is a different team with the talented left-hander in the rotation.
• In the last month, we lost two classy sports figures -- New York Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard and John Wooden. May they RIP!
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