The ultimate goal for every NBA superstar is to win an NBA Championship, (at least it should be) and that is what Lebron James finally did last season with the Miami Heat. He spent the first 7 years of his NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers and after he felt his best chance to win a title was not in Cleveland, he took his talents to South Beach to play along side Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. We all can remember the attention his departure from Cleveland received, and even ruined his image for some time but he did what was best for him and 2 years later he is an NBA Champion and still remains the leagues best player.
2 years after Lebron’s highly publicized decision to go to Miami, Dwight Howard who spent the first 8 seasons of his career with the Orlando Magic, decided to make his own move in quest for an NBA Championship. He took his talents out west to play with the Los Angeles Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. This did not cause as much controversy as Lebron did but he lost a lot of respect because he seemed very indecisive all season long.
These are 2 big free agent moves that can and already haven shaken the balance of power in the NBA. We haven’t seen how the Lakers will play out but they are picked by many to be the favorites out West and the Miami Heat, well they are now the defending champs. So, as we get ready to enter the 2012-2013 season and beyond, which player will have the biggest impact on their team? Will Dwight Howard turn the Lakers into the dominant force out West the once were during the Kobe-Shaq era? Will Lebron’s brilliance he displayed last season carry over and be enough to repeat as an NBA Champion? Will these 2 meet in the Finals and who will win? These are all questions that have yet to be answered but will be Lord willing.