Commentary

Building around LeBron

LeBron is great, but this blueprint would take his game to new levels

Originally Published: May 18, 2010
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Photo IllustrationDoes it matter who you put next to King James?

Welcome to Day 2 of LeBron Week, a five-part look at every aspect of LeBron James' journey through free agency. On Tuesday, David Thorpe constructs a team around James, outlining both the style of play and types of players LeBron should have at his disposal to reach his full potential.

LeBron James' size, speed, talent, skills and personality allow him to shine in any possible basketball style and with almost any kind of personnel around him. But in a perfect world in which we could build a team from scratch, there is one brand of basketball, and a certain crop of players, that would energize LeBron to new levels.

Lace up your track shoes, because we're going for a run. Or, rather, a prolonged sprint.