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Dear LeBron James, come play with Dirk and the Mavericks

The staff tries to convince the NBA’s best player that Dallas is great and reminds him that Dirk is the best.

Preseason - Dallas Mavericks v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

It’s NBA Rumor Season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are giving everyone a run for craziest team. They fired their General Manager, David Griffin, as he was trying to work pre-draft trades. This has apparently made LeBron James....unhappy? Unsettled? Unsure if he will re-sign with Cleveland after his contract is up?

Some of NBA Twitter has been suggesting the Cavs try to trade LeBron while they can get some value back. However, LeBron (like our own Dirk Nowitzki) has a no-trade clause, so would have to approve any trade to, say.....the Dallas Mavericks?

After all, LeBron recently expressed his admiration for Dirk. So, our staff herein tries to convince him that Dallas is a nice place to play.

Bailey (@brogers789):

Dear LeBron James,

As you well know, Dirk is the shit. Wouldn't you also like to be the shit? Be like Dirk. Come to Dallas. Just do it.



Jordan (@jbrodess)

Dear LeBron James,

Dallas has a roster full of players that believe the Earth is round. Also, do you like Jim Carrey movies? In Dallas, you'd be coached by a man who slightly resembles a bald Jim Carrey if you stand ten feet away and squint.

(All the best in LA next year with LaVar, Paul George and the shell of Luol Deng.)


Dalton (@dalton_trigg)

Dear LeBron James,

Have you ever eaten something that gave you really bad heartburn that like... just never goes away? As MFFLs, that's basically what we've been going through since the 2011 title (sorry about that btw). However, you can get us out of our funk & help Dirk win 1, maybe 2 more titles before he calls it quits! What do say? Come be our Pepto Bismol.


Dan (@danspeak_)

Dear LeBron James,

Did you know Dallas (/ˈdæləs/) is a major city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city's population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio.[8][9] The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines.

I've never been to Dallas so I can neither confirm nor deny whether this excerpt from Wikipedia is accurate, but, I do know for sure Dirk is there and he's the best.

Love, Dan

James (@jykpark)

Dear Mr. James,

Picture this. Shot goes up, bounces hard off of the back iron, and you rebound the ball. Mavs down 2, 10 seconds left. You dribble up the court while Carlisle yells out through his cupped hands "flow, flow flow!" You dribble at the top of the key as Iguodala picks you up. 5 seconds left. The great Dirk Nowitzki, the same one that is one of your favorites on and off the court, even though you've never had a chance to be close to him, runs up and sets a screen. You dribble hard to your right. Draymond can't help; you've never experienced spacing freedom like this before. You get another step closer to the rim with Iguodala on your hip. Steph Curry takes that single step towards you to help. You suppress a smile, and fling the ball past him. 2 seconds left. Seth Curry for 3.

Bang! Mavs win! Wouldn't that be fun? Please come to Dallas.



Kirk (@KirkSeriousFace)

Dear LeBron,

I'm going to be honest: I haven't always been a big fan. But the last three seasons, you've won me over, inch by inch until I've found myself defending you when people unfairly criticize you. I believe you're the smartest mind playing basketball right now and maybe ever.

What you deserve is an owner, a general manager, a coach, and fellow players who appreciate the breadth and depth of what you offer. Dallas offers those things. We're probably not even in consideration as you plan your next step. But I figured we should ask because sometimes that's all a person needs to hear.

We'd like you in Dallas, LeBron.


John (@JohnHowe_NBA)

Dear LeBron,

Mark Cuban will make the trades and spend the money to win titles. You want to play with your friends and win titles? Dallas is where it can happen. It's a sweet place to hang out too.


Chase (@ChaseBeakley)

Dear LeBron,

In Dallas each and everyone of us dislikes Draymond Green just as much as you do and loves the Cowboys just as much, if not more, than you do.

Thanks for your consideration,