MIAMI -- When LeBron James arrived in Miami before last season, Heat assistant coach Bob McAdoo had a presentation of show and tell.
McAdoo is one of the few guys on the planet who at least has somewhat walked in similar shoes as James. Likes James, he has won an NBA MVP and a scoring title (actually, three). Like James, he had toiled for many years without winning a title. And, like James, he joined forces with superstars on another team in pursuit of that ring.
"When he first got here, I kind of showed him our Lakers pictures and I said, 'I understand what you did,'" McAdoo, who joined the Lakers in 1981-82 and won a championship that season as well as one in 1984-85, said in an interview Monday with FOX Sports Florida. "I had to get with a team of other stars and people didn't make a big deal out of it."
Yes, there are differences. While James was 25 and the top player in the game when he bolted from Cleveland to the Heat as a free agent, McAdoo was 30 and on the decline when ...