"To be great is to be misunderstood." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way people are hating LeBron cracks me up. Kinda like how the general public often despises Jordan for being an a-hole. Time forgets those things, though.
If LeBron signed in Chicago, he had a chance to win multiple rings with a great squad and be a legend in Chicago twelve years after Michael won his last (just as Kobe won his first twelve years after Magic finished off his five).
If he chose Miami, he has a chance to be the best player on the best team that ever played basketball. Say what you want about Wade County, but LeBron is significantly better than Wade and that's what people will remember. LeBron acted in his best interest on every level, just as any NBA superstar should and would. Jordan needed Hall of Famers. Sure, LeBron could have won in Chicago, but Boozer won't make the Hall and neither will Noah. Time will tell on Rose. LeBron could have beaten the Heat with his Bulls, but he saw the rare opportunity to come together and compete not just with his contemporaries, but with the all-time great teams. It was an opportunity him, Wade and Bosh had to seize.