A Fresh Perspective - Written by Luis Sung
While the entire world awaits with baited breath the decision of one LeBron James, speculation has started on depending on what "The King" chooses, what its impact will be on the Miami Dolphins. James Walker of ESPN has put forth the idea that if LeBron were to leave Miami and head back home to Cleveland, that the pressure on the Miami Dolphins to win would skyrocket.
I suppose if you look at it in a very off-handed way, Walker is correct in his statement. For a very long time, Miami was primarily a football city, with the Miami Dolphins being the most popular sports team. However once the Heat began winning championships, that changed, and the Dolphins took a backseat to the Miami Heat, whose winning ways stole the spotlight from the team that had been in Miami since 1966.
I suppose Walker is implying that if LeBron were to go to Cleveland, the Miami Heat would suddenly become irrelevant and they would no longer have the ability or the necessary talent required to be a contender on the NBA, and thus the Miami sports fanbase would once again look to the Miami Dolphins to start winning and bring glory to their city. With the only other option being the Miami Marlins, I can definitely understand why people would be looking to the Dolphins instead to save them.
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