Well, isn't this a switch. Remember ten years ago, when then Bulls GM Jerry Krause met the young Tracy McGrady at O'Hare with the Luvabulls, a band playing "Sweet Home Chicago" and Benny the Bull? (OK, so maybe Benny was overdoing it.) He was trying to get McGrady to sign with the Bulls -- McGrady went elsewhere, had a fine career, and was actually rumored to be interested in coming to Chicago this past offseason, but signed with the Pistons instead.â†µâ†µ
Now, according to the New York Daily News, McGrady says LeBron James should have signed with the Bulls instead of the Heat; McGrady says James and Dwyane Wade say they are similar types of players and don't complement each other. That's pretty obvious; the Heat was Wade's team and as the old saying goes, "there's only one ball."â†µâ†µ
The article goes on to say:â†µâ†µ
McGrady feels that if James had made up his mind to leave Cleveland he would have been better off in Chicago with Derrick Rose as his running mate.â†µâ†µ
That would have been a disaster, too, in hindsight. Many Bulls fans wanted James to come here, but he's proven in only a little over a month in Miami that his primary operating mode is "selfish." The Bulls aren't that way -- Rose is clearly the star of the team and a possible MVP candidate, but the Bulls have a true team that's coming together with key contributions from Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, Kyle Korver and even one great game from C.J. Watson.â†µâ†µ
That's a team. LeBron James didn't lead the Cavaliers to a title and it's looking like the same is happening in Miami. They can keep him.