Driver X: Few friends in the garage 

July, 26, 2010

This article appears in the Aug. 9 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Over the past weeks I've seen lots of photos of new teammates LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, arms around one another, all smiles. And each time, all I can think is: Good luck with that.

The risk with any big free agency move, whatever the sport, is that a combo that looks good on paper won't work on the field or the court or, in my case, at the track. In the locker room, it never takes long for guys to start to complain, "He's getting more looks than I am." In the garage, it's "He's getting better equipment than I am."