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Bulls react to LeBron decision

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Shortly after LeBron James announced he would be going to the Miami Heat to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Bulls general manager Gar Forman released a statement:

"I remain convinced that this organization made the strongest of bids to acquire LeBron James during this free agent period. While we're disappointed he chose to go to another franchise, our strategy for the future competitiveness of this organization did not begin or end with James, and we feel [Thursday's] addition of two-time All-Star Carlos Boozer significantly strengthens our team's already talented roster.

"It is our goal to keep exploring every avenue that it may take, whether through trades or free agency, to continue to build this teams to compete at a championship level."

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Yes, “The Decision” has been made, but this is a hilarious article mocking the process
LeBron James announces that he will buy the Miami Heat, endorse the New York Knicks, marry two of the LA Clippers’ Spirit Dancers in a Utah ceremony in August, become Executive Vice President of Mining and Distribution for Polyus Gold (NJ Nets’ owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s gold empire) and play basketball part-time for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Read the FUNNY article here:

http://www.dailygoat.com/2010/07/lebron-james-gives-thanks-god-signing-10-year-100m-endorsement-deal-heaven/

Everyone has a right to make a decision that's best for them but to make a dog and pony show of it while holding teams hostage to wait on you to make a decision that you knew since the Olympics that Miami was your destination. Wade's tactics of attempting to muddy the waters of people's thinking regarding the Bulls loyalty to former players was an unfair and sleezy tactic on Wade's part. The NBA, like their ban on players bashing ref's the same should be prohibited from making negative comments about other teams ownership!! In the coming hours I do not want to hear about Lebron I only want to hear of the Bulls Plans moving forward. I beleive in my heart the bulls will profit from this in the long run. Go BULLS!!

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As far as I am concerned the Bulls and several other teams that ripped their rosters apart getting rid of players for cap room and didn't sign one of the big three all have egg on their faces. Miami is the only team that won in this and even they had to tear apart their roster to do it. Now they will have to fill out their roster with minimum salary players. The Bulls gave away Kirk Hinrich and their first round draft pick for nothing. They could have signed Carlos Boozer with the cap space they had. The team they will put on the floor next season will be slightly better than the one from last season. They might go to the second round next season, but that's about it. I don't see any way they can really improve enough to go the the finals unless they can somehow get a star player. I won't be rooting for the Heat next season or any other seasons.

Mr. James, take your crown off. If you win a championship in Miami you will not get the love expected of such a talented player.

Mr. James, you can win five 'ships, but you are going to be remembered for the farce perpetrated upon the city of Cleveland and the NBA.

Mr. James, though I am a Bulls fans, I am a bigger sports fan of the game. If Miami gets to the NBA Finals, people will view the game(s) to watch you lose, if watching at all.

Mr. James, you have given Kobe Bryant back his status as a spokes person for the league and I thought that could not be done.

Mr. James, I know you will never read this, but I am perplexed by your need to rub Cleveland's face in signing with another team by holding a media circus?

Michael Jordan you are not!
Hell, you are not even Larry Bird!

Man did you mess up.

I thought Garnett was a knucklehead, but at least he didn't embarrass Minnesota when he left. Did Cleveland do something wrong or did you NOT do all you could to will your team to the NBA Finals? I believe it was the latter.

Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird place their teams on their backs and will them to championships.

Wait a minute!! Did you pay attention to Kobe Bryant in this past NBA Finals playoff? He had a terrible game seven, but his presence on the court and will to win is what got the Lakers another 'ship.

Mr. James have a lovely NBA life of being BOOED in all visiting arenas.

LEBRON HAD THE RIGHT TO SIGN WITH ANY TEAM HE WANTED TO SIGN WITH, CLEVELAND DIDN'T OWN HIM!

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