I have an idea about all of this - and it would create a championship level team immediately.
I think that LeBron (SF), Wade (SG), Chris Bosh (PF), Dirk Nowitski (PF), Joe Johnson (SG), Amar'e Stoudemire (PF), Carlos Boozer (PF), Ray Allen (SG), Richard Jefferson (SF), Brendan Haywood (C), Yao Ming (C), and Joe Salmons (SG) - all of whom are free agents - should get together, pony up around $200 million (which should be no problem) and start their own damn team - we could make space for them by demoting Minnesota to the D-League.
They should try to talk Larry Bird into returning to coaching for a couple of seasons.
If it were up to me, this new team would be based in Seattle - and they would rock the league. Kobe who?