LeBron James wants to win championships; it's no secret to anyone. He wanted everyone to know that winning those championships is more important than getting a max contract when the off-season rolls around.
Does this mean LeBron doesn't want a maximum contract for 2010 and beyond? Of course not. It just means that he would be willing to take a lesser contract if it meant winning championships, because, "winning is more important to me than money at the end of the day," LeBron said.
Now what does this mean for eager basketball fans such as myself? It means that there are legs to any pipe dreams that I -- and other Heat fans -- may have about the possibility of LeBron and Dwyane Wade calling the AAA their home next season.
Just think: if there's one person who could convince LeBron and/or Wade to take a less-than-max contract during free agency, who would it be? Probably Pat Riley. My eyes widen in wonderment at the mere idea of LeBron and Wade on the same team, even if it's just conjecture at this point. But if it could, in fact happen, LeBron would certainly get those championships he dreams of, and Wade would add more hardware to his collection.
And while I realize the unlikeliness of such an occurrence actually happening... a fan base can dream, right?