Whether or not you're a Miami Heat fan, LeBron James just put the Heatles back in the news by publicly recruiting Steve Nash and Jamal Crawford. With the NBA lockout still polluting basketball dialogue and keeping fans in limbo, this free agency talk comes as a both a breath of fresh air and a symbol of the possibility that finally, real progress is being made in labor negotiations.
After all, LeBron's recruitment efforts come only a few hours after Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that yesterday's labor meeting in Manhattan, which lasted until about 3 in the morning, yielded progress on significant issues.
"Would love to see @JCrossover [Jamal Crawford] in a Heat uni! What u guys say?"
"Maybe @SteveNash in a Heat uni! So we can help each other get our 1st ring."