LeBron James wishes upon a star.
On Twitter, the King of magpies expressed his desire for more: now he wants Ray Allen to join his Big Three, making a new Big Four.
Not since King Midas wanted more gold than he could ever use has there been an example of wishful thinking gone amok.
We sincerely hope that Jiminy Cricket will not give a tinker's bell for a Hall of Fame three-point shooter to ride along with LeBron on the next season's rollercoaster.
Speculation centers upon how LeBron wants Ray Allen on the Heat in order to earn an invitation to appear in the next Spike Lee movie. Allen, of course, is friends with Denzel Washington and Lee after starring in the film He Got Game.
Since Allen is a devoted father and highly moral man, a few Celtic fans fear for his soul. We do not expect to see Ray's mother, the indomitable Mrs. Allen, sitting next to the indefatigable Gloria James during Heat games.
LeBron James is surely hoping that his James Gang will rival that of Jesse whose mother Zerelda was a lynchpin to every robbery.
Stealing Ray from the Celtics would be worse than the Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid in which the Younger Brothers joined the James Brothers for their greatest robbery.
In this case, it would be an Older Brother (Ray's 36) joining the James Brothers.
We want to join old King Midas in saying, "Enough already" before it all turns to muck in Miami.