Everyone wants James, or Dwyane Wade, but are they willing to pay the freight for both? Are they willing to shell out big bucks for a coach in an era when teams are fighting to get coaching salaries back under control? Will current big spenders like Utah and San Antonio be able to survive this kind of arms race?
After the Cavaliers' collapse last week against the Celtics, no one knows what James wants. He made no dramatic proclamations or predictions in his postgame news conference, and said he would be forming his plan with his advisors and friends over the next few weeks -- leaving a vacuum that the unending news cycle will have to fill with endless speculation.