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The Decision: One Year Later and Its Impact on NBA

Associated Press

Friday is the one-year anniversary of LeBron James' "Decision" TV special, and as we look back, it would be natural for us to have a bitter taste in our mouths. Whether James did the right thing in leaving Cleveland for Miami is debatable; whether he did the right thing by announcing it in a TV special is not. The ESPN program was ill-conceived at best and an abomination at worst.

In short, there's little one can do to defend it, beyond the "who are we to judge anything" argument. But that's not what we're here to discuss. We're here to discuss the effect of "The Decision" on the league, one year later. In this respect, the most obvious effect is the universal disgust everyone now has towards James and...

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