The Spurs' Secret Weapon
R.C. Buford is the NBA's best general manager. Plus: Why does every other GM stink?
There was a very revealing moment in the postgame press conference after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In lauding Cavs guard Daniel Gibson, LeBron James mentioned how he had known Gibson would be a key contributor since preseason. He then uttered a phrase that should strike fear in the hearts of Cavaliers fans: "I should be a GM someday." If history is any guide, look for James to be making foolish decisions and driving the Cavs into the draft lottery some time around 2025.
Correction: June 7, 2007: This piece originally misstated the job histories of basketball's Paxson brothers. John is currently the general manager of the Chicago Bulls. Jim is the former GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Return to the corrected sentence.)