View Poll Results: Would you welcome LBJ back?

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  • Sure, everyone deserves a second chance

    435 51.72%
  • Not at first, but would warm to it

    180 21.40%
  • Only if its in a year past 2014

    17 2.02%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigo_oi View Post
    LBJ has been polished since HS and he's magnetic. Almost all superstar athletes are off-puttingly confident at times, but relative to them...LeBron had been a boy scout up until The Decision.

    LeBron can be just as much the media maven Jordan was, and until someone speaks out outherwise...he won't be known as a guy that called a teammate a "flaming faggot" or had a gambling problem either.
    And Dwight's antics in Orlando made LeBron's "The Decision", look like a boyscout move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrich91 View Post
    You are still a child if you can say anything guarantees Cleveland a championship. What a ridiculous notion.
    A championship wouldn't be guaranteed in Cleveland if Chris Paul, Kobe, Durant, LeBron, and Dwight were the starting five, and David Stern was the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasoned vet View Post
    bad teams groom stars to move them to major markets. small markets are the minors to the pro's.. eveybody knows this.
    I thought I was in an MLB thread for a moment, then I read the rest of your long, rambling post full of syntax and grammatical errors and remembered that this is indeed, an NBA thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasoned vet View Post
    ...and funny you tried comparing KG to TD.. KG was in minnesota and couldnt win nothing.. then goes to BOS and wins his 1st year there. and had a trip back to the finals. but TD is more a skilled player than KG is.. but you dont know sterns intentions no more than i do.. but lets not be stupid here.
    Of course he couldnt win nothing. Stern was too busy fixing the games for Timmy, Shaq and Kobe. Besides KG wasnt that caliber of player, with the freakness to warrant handing a championship too......WOW!!!

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    Thank God he is banned. Trying to read through that shit gave me a headache.

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    I'm all for a good conspiracy theory, but jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasoned vet View Post
    how can anybody even look at this league and not question if it may be fixed.
    It's near impossible for most fans to call NBA games correctly even watching slow mo replay. It's not an easy game to call, and on almost every play there's a foul. So yes, the calling of the game is rife for abuse, and star treatment can get out of hand, but it's not clear that there's a pattern to it.

    If I ever felt the game was fixed to the point that the Cavs had no chance, I wouldn't waste my time following the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    It's near impossible for most fans to call NBA games correctly even watching slow mo replay. It's not an easy game to call, and on almost every play there's a foul. So yes, the calling of the game is rife for abuse, and star treatment can get out of hand, but it's not clear that there's a pattern to it.

    If I ever felt the game was fixed to the point that the Cavs had no chance, I wouldn't waste my time following the sport.
    The maximum effective range of that excuse is zero

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    Dan Gilbert apologizing for the letter yesterday....the plot thickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMcCurry08 View Post
    Dan Gilbert apologizing for the letter yesterday....the plot thickens
    It doesn't.
    Thanks everyone for the LeBron bets. All debts are paid on your behalves. I was happy to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMcCurry08 View Post
    Dan Gilbert apologizing for the letter yesterday....the plot thickens
    he also said they should have traded him

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/85...e-lebron-james


    CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert now wishes he wouldn't have guaranteed his team would win an NBA title before LeBron James.

    When James left Cleveland for Miami as a free agent in July 2010, Gilbert famously promised in a letter to disappointed Cleveland fans that his Cavs would win a championship before James got one with the Heat.

    Well, that ended in June when James, capping his third MVP season, led Miami to a Finals win over Oklahoma City.

    "Looking back now, that probably was not the most brilliant thing I've ever done in my life," Gilbert said Tuesday.

    Relaxed and wearing a wine-colored sport coat, Gilbert spoke to reporters on a number of topics before the Cavs' opener against Washington.

    When the subject turned to James, Gilbert said he would have done some things differently two years ago, most notably his guarantee.

    "If you're going to predict something that doesn't happen and you're going to do it publicly, you'd for sure take it back," Gilbert said. "When that happened when they won, it was the end of the end of the end of that whole thing. Now there's nothing more to talk about. In a way it was like a little bit of a relief. If they didn't win it, it would've been still another thing of who's going to win it (first)."

    Gilbert said James' departure taught the Cavaliers a valuable lesson, one that Oklahoma City seemed to have learned recently in its decision to trade James Harden to Houston. When the Thunder realized Harden was not going to accept a long-term deal, the club traded him before losing him as a free agent.

    In hindsight, it's probably what Cleveland should have done with James.

    "The key thing, whoever you are and wherever you are, you can not wait," Gilbert said. "The big lesson was if a player is not willing to extend, no matter who they are, no matter where they are playing, no matter what kind of season you had, you can not risk going into a summer and having them leave in unrestricted free agency and get nothing back for it.

    "It's not the player's fault. That's on ownership. Had we done that, the whole thing would have been crafted as I'm sure the player or whoever would have said, `Of course I would have stayed. You guys screwed up and ruined the whole franchise.' You're in a no-win situation."

    Gilbert also was asked about another shift of power in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers adding superstars Dwight Howard and Steve Nash during the offseason. Gilbert doesn't have a problem with the idea of megateams, and said even ones with a surplus of talent are not assured of winning.

    "I think a competitive league is better than a non-competitive league," he said. "You never know, there could be surprises. We'll see what happens this year."
    Not sure i'd call it an apology...more like admitting he did some things wrong or that he regrets.....Which really isnt news to anyone.

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    For some reason this new LeBron commercial for Samsung makes me reminisce of the LeBron era. Damn I miss it, I want him back.

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    Byron Scott, after coaching all of these turds would never ever deny the best player in the NBA if he wanted to play for him.

    Kyrie Irving would probably want LeBron on the team as well.

    Byron, Kyrie, Dion they are not from Cleveland, they are not involved in the soap opera drama. They want to win, and if LeBron would come back, they'd welcome him.

    I guess my biggest fear is to become the Pacers. Indiana will never really win a chip.

    LeBron is the kind of player that can vault you into serious contention. You'd be stupid to let pride and the past send you down the Indiana Pacers path.

    It could prove highly volatile and blow up, but I'd rather take that path because a championship becomes a real possibility not just a figment of the imagination like the Pacers or the Nuggets.

    He'll even the Thunder haven't won yet. We have nowhere near the amount of talent that they do. Our cap space and picks can only do so much.

    All I know is that we have a special, special player on our hands already. Two special "once in a generation" talents is a recipe for a serious look into the title window.

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