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LeBron James

Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by I-77 NORTH, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. TheISHT

    TheISHT Gold Star Member

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    What is the common denominator in all the Chaos? Lebron? I give Riley credit he was the only one to ever tell Lebron to STFU. Now had Wade and Bosh not been there I don't think that would have flown, but it did. The thing with the Lakers is he didn't even put pressure on them with 1+1s, but the league knows the Lakers are desperate and have a ticking clock to compete.
     
  2. Jstock12

    Jstock12 Sixth Man

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    Lakers playoff push

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  3. Bulldog2Buckeye

    Bulldog2Buckeye Situational Stopper

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    Gonna be weird without him in the playoffs. Magic should be fired literally all you have to do with Lebron is give him shooters and instead the guy signed Lance, Rondo, Javale, Beasley.
     
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  4. Tlyons

    Tlyons NBA Starter

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    Lowkey Lebron is happy as fuck to get a rest this postseason .

    Lowkey.

    More time to work on his acting:chuckle:
     
  5. Kyrieville

    Kyrieville Sixth Man

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    @ LeBron...
     
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  6. inliner311

    inliner311 NBA Starter

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    Ingram with a blood clot in his shoulder. Basically he is one more blood clot away from having his career end like Bosh. His value as an asset is now way lower.
     
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    6.19.2016 Situational Stopper

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    Curry's move wasn't a "super team move" by itself - indeed, GSW at the time was also to some degree a shitshow, albeit one that upset the 67-win Mavs a couple years before- but it affected everything thereafter. Perhaps I shouldn't have used the "arguably worse" qualifier, but the draft should be a good way for a "shitshow" team to become a "non-shitshow." I guess I'm just a fan of, you know, playing for the team that wants to draft you, and making your FA decision at the appropriate time - same goes for Kobe/Charlotte, if we are to believe some versions of the story.

    I don't see how Jabbar forcing a trade and Shaq's FA move disprove my "non-homegrown superteams" point. Magic did end up joining a team that was already basically a "finished product," being the Lakers got the #1 pick in a trade, and he's been quoted that he would've stayed in school in a different situation.
     
  8. Triple-S

    Triple-S Watch the IndyCar Series on NBC

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  9. CavsFanJapan

    CavsFanJapan US NAVY, RETIRED

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  10. RuanuLaw

    RuanuLaw The Dark Knight

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    Maybe LeBron can retire and come play for the Browns as a TE. The media would lose their minds.
     
  11. CommD

    CommD In the Rotation

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  12. inliner311

    inliner311 NBA Starter

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    If the Lakers start having talks about moving Lebron, Rich Paul will most likely tank his value and LeBron will get to go to his preferred destination.

    If Koby and Dan want him back, its probably more of a package to clear cap for the Lakers on going dream of trying to sign multiple stars. JRs contract helps that. If we can find teams that will take Clarkson and Henson in for cap space, I don't think we would have to add in much in terms of assets back to the Lakers.

    Also for the Buss family, how far into the luxury tax are they willing to go if they kept LeBron. From what I can tell the Lakers are how they make their money. They aren't getting a ton of revenue from other places like Gilbert. Could they afford an extra 200-300 million in salary and luxury tax over the next 3-4 years?
     
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    Was the writing not on the wall when the Lakers brought the circus to town? Rondo, Stephenson, McGee, Beasley. It’s a desperate joke of a move and would NEVER have happened in CLE. I really hope LeBron is smart enough to see that Lakers mgmt/ownership top to bottom is a total joke and did no diligence whatsoever when acquiring LeBron. Gilbert was a douche, but still understood what it took to win with LeBron (prob could/should have won even more).
     
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  14. JMoneyYourHoney

    JMoneyYourHoney All-Star

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    People need to pump the brakes on this. Yes, LeBron has an ill-fitting roster around him in LA, but the pieces/approach were discussed and agreed upon between Magic and LeBron.

    Both guys knew that LA wasn't doing shit this year, so they loaded up the roster with playmakers on vet minimum contracts so they could a) relieve LeBron of playmaking duties in a down year b) have cap space to spend on FAs this coming summer.

    Whether or not the plan works is another discussion, but neither Magic nor LeBron were under any delusions that they were contending for a championship with the current roster.
     
  15. 2 For The Brew

    2 For The Brew NBA Starter

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    Agree with that, but Magic and LeBron didn't expect they would miss the playoffs, have a trade deadline disaster, alienate the other Lakers players and become a national joke at their expense.

    The other part of the Magic - LeBron plan was that free agents would flock to the Lakers because Lakers because Los Angeles because LeBron (and maybe because Magic lol). That's not looking like the sure thing it did last July. Magic and LeBron were deluded to some extent about how compelling their case was (and is).

    Recall that Magic said they needed to land big free agents last summer or this summer or he's out. That statement is now staring him in the face.

    The young bucks of the NBA look at Magic or LeBron and be like --

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