What does the arrival LeBron James mean to Dolphins?

Only if you were deaf and blind would you not know by now that LeBron James is coming to Miami, along with Chris Bosh, and teaming with Dwayne Wade to create some kind of NBA "super team" - one that you can read all about at Peninsula is Mightier. That means that one of the biggest stars in the entire world (regardless of profession) will now be the center of attention on South Beach.

Perhaps no Miami sports figure has ever been bigger than LeBron on a national scale. That means an entirely different kind of spotlight will be on the South Florida sports scene now.

What does this mean to the Dolphins?

It's an interesting question on a number of levels. Think about the personalities now in Miami. Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh. LeBron James. Ricky Williams. Brandon Marshall. When was the last time this city has had some star power?

Don't think for a minute that some of the players on the Dolphins aren't paying attention to this, either. Karlos Dansby already tweeted that it "would be pretty crazy to have LeBron joining us in Miami." And I'm sure some of the other Dolphin "tweeters" will share their thoughts in the coming days.

Suddenly, Miami is the center of the sports world. Fans are excited - for good reason. Think about the new faces on the sports scene in South Florida. The sports writers and radio hosts in the area are in heaven. Has there ever been as exciting a time in the city's sports history than right now?

While the South Florida media is obviously thrilled, I have a feeling that the Dolphins' organization is just as happy over this latest development. Ethan Skolnick tweeted as much on Thursday, saying that one Dolphins' representative told him that "high tide raises all boats" - which sounds like a line straight from Bill Parcells, if you ask me.

Let's be honest - this current Dolphins regime loves avoiding the spotlight. That's why you basically never hear from Bill Parcells and only hear from Jeff Ireland or Tony Sparano when the league tells them they have to make themselves available to the media. The less that is said about this team, the better this regime feels.

After all, we're talking about a team that won't even hold press conferences to introduce their newly signed free agent stars. Brandon Marshall had to organize his own press conference upon signing with the Dolphins just to sit down with the South Florida media.

On the flip side, LeBron held a one hour special on ESPN to announce his decision. How exactly do you think Bill Parcells would feel about a free agent he was after holding his team hostage for days and not announcing his decision until he had the entire world watching a self-promoting television special broadcast on the "worldwide leader in sports"?

The Dolphins' organization, though, probably likes how this has taken shape over the past 24 hours. Maybe the media will now pay a little bit less attention on things like offseason OTAs and mini-camps so that they can cover LeBron's every move.

But I wonder - have the Heat suddenly overtaken the Dolphins as South Florida's number one professional sports team? Miami may now be the center of the basketball world. But has this historically football-centric town been overtaken by "King James" and his court?

And if that was the case, would the Dolphins even care?

Call me crazy, but in three weeks when the Dolphins report to training camp, I have a feeling that football will again be king...no matter what ESPN tries to make you believe.

Like Sean Smith tweeted late last night: "This is still our city."

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