Have you joined the latest fad of ripping LeBron James for heading to Miami yet?
Michael Jordan weighed in, saying he never would have joined forces with Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in his day because he wanted to beat them instead.
No, Jordan only played with Scottie Pippen -- named one of the top 50 greatest players in NBA history -- and Dennis Rodman -- possibly the greatest rebounder of all-time.
Charles Barkley joined in, questioning if James will be "the man" in Miami and how his decision to take his talents to South Beach will hurt his legacy.
Sir Charles: You get ridiculed on a daily basis about not having a ring. You wouldn't have moved to a team with future Hall of Famers already in place to make an attempt at grabbing a title? Oh wait, you did when you went to Houston in 1996 to join Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.
How about we take a break from the LeBron bashing. No one agrees with how he scorned Cleveland with an hour-long lovefest of himself. But the superstar took less money for the sole reason of winning. Isn't that the kind of sacrifices we look for in star athletes?
Everyone has been quick to jump into Kobe Bryant's corner as the NBA's best player after he captured his fifth ring. But let's not forget how Bryant spent a good chunk of his prime. After winning three championships playing Robin to Shaquille O'Neal's Batman, Bryant whined his way into being "the man" in L.A. The 26-year-old (LeBron's age next season) then commenced to post ridiculous scoring numbers, due mostly to an abundant amount of shots, on a Lakers team that failed to win a single playoff series in three years.
It wasn't until the Lakers stole Pau Gasol from the Grizzlies -- in one of the most lopsided deals of all-time -- that Bryant and L.A. reverted back to their winning ways.
It may sound obvious, but let's reiterate: Basketball is a team game. Every dynasty in the history of the NBA has been anchored by multiple Hall of Famers.
LeBron doesn't want to win a title; he wants to be a part of a dynasty -- as he made clear with his impressive counting exhibition at his introduction party, saying he wants eight championships or more in Miami. And with LeBron wanting to start a dynasty, it left him with only one option: Teaming up with Dwyane Wade.
Jeffrey Tomik is the assistant sports editor for The Washington Examiner. Reach him at email@example.com