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TDmvp
07-07-2010, 06:59 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5360134

Hercules Rockefeller
07-07-2010, 07:02 AM
Hopefully after LeBron's after school special, ESPN will find something else to report on.

HorseHead
07-07-2010, 07:15 AM
Come on pre-season games...anything, hell, I can't wait for the Hall of Fame game...

RhymesayersDU
07-07-2010, 07:16 AM
The LeBron thing is going to be interesting for sure.

I know I've been banging the "LeBron to the Bulls makes the most sense" drum for a week solid, but that was on the premise of Bosh joining him. Either something is wrong with Chicago or perhaps Bosh wanted to sign and not twist in the wind while LeBron waits. Either way, I'm starting to believe the Chicago ship has sailed, even with Derrick Rose there.

I have a hard time believing LeBron goes to the Knicks even with Amar'e. FADER may have been right, it may be home cooking for LeBron. I still don't like the Cav's roster, but it may be that 3-year deal or something.

RhymesayersDU
07-07-2010, 07:17 AM
Hopefully after LeBron's after school special, ESPN will find something else to report on.

You mean Brett Favre watch? I mean seriously, I know we don't have a ton of NBA fans on this board, but in this case I truly think it's a "pick your poison" scenario this summer.

Man-Goblin
07-07-2010, 07:20 AM
There's no way Lebron hosts an hour long special tomorrow night on ESPN to tell Cleveland to go **** themselves.

That would be the douchebagiest off all douchebag moves and the guy cares too much about his image.

RhymesayersDU
07-07-2010, 07:23 AM
I don't disagree that he may very well stay home... However, I disagree with your premise. His image will take a hit in Ohio and that's it. Everywhere else in the country/world, the jersey sales would be off the charts. People wouldn't care, they'd love it.

Man-Goblin
07-07-2010, 07:35 AM
He grew up in Cleveland and by all accounts still has a great affection and attachment to the area. If he left he'd be hated in his own hometown. Holding an hour long special to crush that city's sports dreams AGAIN would seem unnecessarily cruel. Even if all the ad money is going to charity.

I just don't see it, unless he feels he needs an hour long forum to explain why he is bolting, but that's just weird.

azbroncfan
07-07-2010, 07:57 AM
The LeBron thing is going to be interesting for sure.

I know I've been banging the "LeBron to the Bulls makes the most sense" drum for a week solid, but that was on the premise of Bosh joining him. Either something is wrong with Chicago or perhaps Bosh wanted to sign and not twist in the wind while LeBron waits. Either way, I'm starting to believe the Chicago ship has sailed, even with Derrick Rose there.

I have a hard time believing LeBron goes to the Knicks even with Amar'e. FADER may have been right, it may be home cooking for LeBron. I still don't like the Cav's roster, but it may be that 3-year deal or something.

As I mentioned before too he just build a huge freaking mansion somewhere around Cleveland and that has to be on his mind too when thinking of leaving. You can't sell a house like that without taking it in the shorts. Couple Cleveland friends I have were sure he was leaving over a month ago but they are hearing now that he is staying.

Beantown Bronco
07-07-2010, 08:23 AM
As I mentioned before too he just build a huge freaking mansion somewhere around Cleveland and that has to be on his mind too when thinking of leaving. You can't sell a house like that without taking it in the shorts.

Paging Jay Cutler.

Cool Breeze
07-07-2010, 08:25 AM
As I mentioned before too he just build a huge freaking mansion somewhere around Cleveland and that has to be on his mind too when thinking of leaving. You can't sell a house like that without taking it in the shorts. Couple Cleveland friends I have were sure he was leaving over a month ago but they are hearing now that he is staying.

Thats not stopping melo from selling, and he's not going anywhere.
I bet he can afford it.

Ray Finkle
07-07-2010, 08:36 AM
I see him as only going to the Knicks now....they have a player he likes playing with Amare and I doubt he will go to the Bulls without another star and I don't think he wants to be the 3rd wheel.

Hercules Rockefeller
07-07-2010, 09:02 AM
As I mentioned before too he just build a huge freaking mansion somewhere around Cleveland and that has to be on his mind too when thinking of leaving.

Thought it wasn't a "large" mansion (compared to what he can afford), and he also said that even if he leaves Cleveland it will always be his home.

HorseHead
07-07-2010, 09:28 AM
The funniest scenario...I know it will never happen....he goes to the Clippers...wants to go there to get respect for the most dis-respected franchise, not just in the NBA, but in all of sports.

That being said, don't be that suprised if he does bolt Cleveland, the hour long "special" benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, nice way to soften the blow pr wise locally...

montrose
07-07-2010, 09:34 AM
How much would it suck to be a die-hard Toronto Raptors fan? Your team basically has zero chance of competing in the long run and if you get a good player he'll want out as soon as possible. You can't even pull the "you get more money by staying" card because of Canadian taxes.

Houshyamama
07-07-2010, 09:57 AM
Thats not stopping melo from selling, and he's not going anywhere.
I bet he can afford it.

Melo got that house for a good price. I doubt he's losing too much.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-07-2010, 10:04 AM
How much would it suck to be a die-hard Toronto Raptors fan? Your team basically has zero chance of competing in the long run and if you get a good player he'll want out as soon as possible. You can't even pull the "you get more money by staying" card because of Canadian taxes.

I bet you can always attract good international talent to Canada though. There are worse places to play/live, that's for certain.

NFLBRONCO
07-07-2010, 10:11 AM
Hopefully after LeBron's after school special, ESPN will find something else to report on.

Favre will be next

chadta
07-07-2010, 10:11 AM
How much would it suck to be a die-hard Toronto Raptors fan? Your team basically has zero chance of competing in the long run and if you get a good player he'll want out as soon as possible. You can't even pull the "you get more money by staying" card because of Canadian taxes.

weve got that problem solved, they dont have any fans, nobody cares about basketball up here,unless they start using a stick and puck to play it

cutthemdown
07-07-2010, 10:14 AM
These stars wanted to try and team up for a shot at Kobe and the Lake show. Too bad even together Kobe Gasol just getting better and better together. With time come familiarity that a put together squad just can't match.

Mountain Bronco
07-07-2010, 10:18 AM
Holding an hour long special to crush that city's sports dreams AGAIN would seem unnecessarily cruel.

It is Cleveland though, so I would expect the crushing :strong:

I also don't get the Bosh hype. He is a second tier player to me and Miami will be stronger with him, but no title lock or even an east championship lock without a stronger and deaper bench.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-07-2010, 10:26 AM
These stars wanted to try and team up for a shot at Kobe and the Lake show. Too bad even together Kobe Gasol just getting better and better together. With time come familiarity that a put together squad just can't match.

I'd take Bosh, Bron, Wade any day of the week over Kobe and Gasol (though they are a nice pair). Miami's issue would be that they couldnt afford ANYONE else. Literally, the rest of the team would be comprised of D-leaguers. So while they'd probably be contenders, Id worry about their complete lack of role players. Ask Kobe how important Fisher is. Ask Jordan how important Rodman and Grant were. Ask any team how important Robert Horry was. But you are putting probably 3 of top 10 players in the NBA on the court together (and def 2 of the top 5).

cutthemdown
07-07-2010, 10:50 AM
I'd take Bosh, Bron, Wade any day of the week over Kobe and Gasol (though they are a nice pair). Miami's issue would be that they couldnt afford ANYONE else. Literally, the rest of the team would be comprised of D-leaguers. So while they'd probably be contenders, Id worry about their complete lack of role players. Ask Kobe how important Fisher is. Ask Jordan how important Rodman and Grant were. Ask any team how important Robert Horry was. But you are putting probably 3 of top 10 players in the NBA on the court together (and def 2 of the top 5).

I actually don't think that team would win as quickly as you think. Lebron already won a **** ton of games in Cleve. His best bet is to go back and keep building the team up around him.

You didn't see Kobe run off to try and get his ring by himself. You stay and become the centerpiece.

If anything Lebron leaving shows me he lacks confidence he can build a winner around him in Cleve. Since he wants to try and get another start right now to go with him, that tells me he wants to share the burden with someone like Wade etc etc.

Of course I understand how important role players are. Exactly what in any post made you think I wouldn't agree Fish and Horry were huge for lake show.

My point is you don't throw 2 stars onto a new team and expect them to be great. They might not be because like you said its about teamwork.

Had Kobe not figured that out he wouldn't be where he is holding all these trophies. IMO while other teams shoot for stars, the smart stars will stay put and let teams go find them players like Fisher etc etc.

cutthemdown
07-07-2010, 10:52 AM
Also it takes a special coach to have 2 or 3 big stars on a team. No owner in his right mine puts out 300 million on 3 players then hands them over to a coach with anything less then 3-4 championships. At least a coach with 2 plus. Otherwise the players will think they need own plan to win after maybe only 1 or 2 dissapointing yrs.

Lebron, Wade, Rose all on some team etc etc, could be a blowup waiting to happen if 1 or 2 yrs go by with no championship.

To pull this off you need a Riley, A Jackson

cutthemdown
07-07-2010, 10:53 AM
I'd take Bosh, Bron, Wade any day of the week over Kobe and Gasol (though they are a nice pair). Miami's issue would be that they couldnt afford ANYONE else. Literally, the rest of the team would be comprised of D-leaguers. So while they'd probably be contenders, Id worry about their complete lack of role players. Ask Kobe how important Fisher is. Ask Jordan how important Rodman and Grant were. Ask any team how important Robert Horry was. But you are putting probably 3 of top 10 players in the NBA on the court together (and def 2 of the top 5).

Then you would take a team that wins it all every yr and pass on them. Think about that for a second.

gyldenlove
07-07-2010, 10:56 AM
How much would it suck to be a die-hard Toronto Raptors fan? Your team basically has zero chance of competing in the long run and if you get a good player he'll want out as soon as possible. You can't even pull the "you get more money by staying" card because of Canadian taxes.

But but but but they got Hedo......

worm
07-07-2010, 11:56 AM
I could see him signing with Cleveland for the bare minimum in terms of years.

He saves faces with the hometown...then he can stroke his ego my going through all of this again as soon as possible.

Houshyamama
07-07-2010, 12:09 PM
I could see him signing with Cleveland for the bare minimum in terms of years.

He saves faces with the hometown...then he can stroke his ego my going through all of this again as soon as possible.

I think any deal he takes right now will be for max money/years since the players union deal is being restructured to give the players less money in the future.

OBF1
07-07-2010, 12:09 PM
When will some of you ever get it.... It always has and always will be about the MONEY. Wade stayed in Miami who could offer the max and LBJ will stay in Cleveland for the same reason.... MONEY

If it was all about winning the 3 of them would have gone to the Magic in the east or the Lakers in the west if it was about winning period.

montrose
07-07-2010, 12:19 PM
but but but but they got hedo......

lol

Cool Breeze
07-07-2010, 12:38 PM
Melo got that house for a good price. I doubt he's losing too much.

3 million dollars loss - not too much eh?

oubronco
07-07-2010, 12:43 PM
When will some of you ever get it.... It always has and always will be about the MONEY. Wade stayed in Miami who could offer the max and LBJ will stay in Cleveland for the same reason.... MONEY

If it was all about winning the 3 of them would have gone to the Magic in the east or the Lakers in the west if it was about winning period.

Exactly what i've been saying :thanku:

SonOfLe-loLang
07-07-2010, 12:45 PM
Then you would take a team that wins it all every yr and pass on them. Think about that for a second.

This lakers team is hardly Jordan and Pippen. it took them 7 games to beat an old ass celtics team. While I think Bron/Bosh/Wade would need time to gel, thats an assload of talent to start with and I'm sure they'd figure it out.

I still think NYC makes the most sense for Bron. he can be the alpha dog, play with stoudamire, and 4 lights out shooters (something hes never had). They also have curry's contract coming off the books next year for another star. Makes a ton of sense to me.

Houshyamama
07-07-2010, 12:49 PM
3 million dollars loss - not too much eh?

Not compared to how much the original owners built it for, then sold it to Melo for. They lost a lot of money, Melo bought it after the crash.

ZONA
07-07-2010, 01:04 PM
These stars wanted to try and team up for a shot at Kobe and the Lake show. Too bad even together Kobe Gasol just getting better and better together. With time come familiarity that a put together squad just can't match.

Yup, the Lakers are pretty much going to win like 6 more championships in a row huh. I mean, Kobe and Gasol are just going to keep getting better and better together, who could possibly think another team might win. People around here act is if the Lakers didn't just put it in cruise control in the playoffs just slaughtering every team they played. They must have thought there were some close series where a few key shots could have turned things around differently. They're such retards. The Lakers won so damn easily it's not even funny. Kobe was barely even trying. I'm actually going to go out on a limb here and say the Lakers don't even lose another game for 4 more years. Gasol and Kobe together for that long, how could they not.


:notworthy ROFL!

Mr.Meanie
07-07-2010, 01:10 PM
Yup, the Lakers are pretty much going to win like 6 more championships in a row huh. I mean, Kobe and Gasol are just going to keep getting better and better together, who could possibly think another team might win. People around here act is if the Lakers didn't just put it in cruise control in the playoffs just slaughtering every team they played. They must have thought there were some close series where a few key shots could have turned things around differently. They're such retards. The Lakers won so damn easily it's not even funny. Kobe was barely even trying. I'm actually going to go out on a limb here and say the Lakers don't even lose another game for 4 more years. Gasol and Kobe together for that long, how could they not.


:notworthy ROFL!

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iDENVER
07-07-2010, 02:12 PM
As I mentioned before too he just build a huge freaking mansion somewhere around Cleveland and that has to be on his mind too when thinking of leaving. You can't sell a house like that without taking it in the shorts. Couple Cleveland friends I have were sure he was leaving over a month ago but they are hearing now that he is staying.

he is gonna get 100+ million dollars, i doubt a house in Cleveland is gonna stop him from going where he wants to go.

24champ
07-07-2010, 02:15 PM
Yup, the Lakers are pretty much going to win like 6 more championships in a row huh. I mean, Kobe and Gasol are just going to keep getting better and better together, who could possibly think another team might win. People around here act is if the Lakers didn't just put it in cruise control in the playoffs just slaughtering every team they played. They must have thought there were some close series where a few key shots could have turned things around differently. They're such retards. The Lakers won so damn easily it's not even funny. Kobe was barely even trying. I'm actually going to go out on a limb here and say the Lakers don't even lose another game for 4 more years. Gasol and Kobe together for that long, how could they not.


:notworthy ROFL!



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Rabb
07-07-2010, 02:19 PM
please, for the love of God

can we not turn this into a Lakers thread?

extralife
07-07-2010, 03:17 PM
You didn't see Kobe run off to try and get his ring by himself.

He sure as hell tried.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-07-2010, 03:55 PM
He sure as hell tried.

Yeah, he just ran shaq out of town.

Killericon
07-07-2010, 06:46 PM
How much would it suck to be a die-hard Toronto Raptors fan? Your team basically has zero chance of competing in the long run and if you get a good player he'll want out as soon as possible. You can't even pull the "you get more money by staying" card because of Canadian taxes.

I'm not that die-hard, but it's been not that bad. Our front court, even without Bosh, looks not bad moving forward, and Calderon is pretty good. If Turkoglu can get back into the swing of things, we'll be not bad.

RhymesayersDU
07-07-2010, 08:37 PM
As I mentioned before too he just build a huge freaking mansion somewhere around Cleveland and that has to be on his mind too when thinking of leaving. You can't sell a house like that without taking it in the shorts. Couple Cleveland friends I have were sure he was leaving over a month ago but they are hearing now that he is staying.

I didn't read all the replies but why do you assume that if he changes teams he'll immediately sell the house? I mean, these guys aren't like us normal folk, he doesn't have to sell one house before moving and buying another.

Unless you think some idiot Cleveland fans would find out where he lived and try and trash the place out of bitterness.

cutthemdown
07-07-2010, 08:59 PM
Yup, the Lakers are pretty much going to win like 6 more championships in a row huh. I mean, Kobe and Gasol are just going to keep getting better and better together, who could possibly think another team might win. People around here act is if the Lakers didn't just put it in cruise control in the playoffs just slaughtering every team they played. They must have thought there were some close series where a few key shots could have turned things around differently. They're such retards. The Lakers won so damn easily it's not even funny. Kobe was barely even trying. I'm actually going to go out on a limb here and say the Lakers don't even lose another game for 4 more years. Gasol and Kobe together for that long, how could they not.


:notworthy ROFL!

You are such a tool. When Gasol and Kobe start slowing down Lakers will already have a new star. Is there any doubt that if last yr was Kobes last in LA where Lebron would be playing next yr.

Hell Lebron probably ends up in LA eventually lol. Or some stud not yet in NBA.

Have no doubt when time comes you will be pissed that Lakers once again get a great player.

The way NBA set up the Lake Show will always have 2 stars on it. That is as long as Buss is owner.

azbroncfan
07-07-2010, 09:03 PM
I didn't read all the replies but why do you assume that if he changes teams he'll immediately sell the house? I mean, these guys aren't like us normal folk, he doesn't have to sell one house before moving and buying another.

Unless you think some idiot Cleveland fans would find out where he lived and try and trash the place out of bitterness.

It will be hard to sell a house with all the extra garbage such as bowling alley's, casino's, starbucks, barbershop, nightclub and whatever else you had custom made without taking a huge hit. Granted he has the money and athletes have proven time and time again that their brains aren't big enough to save and make good financial decisions. Maybe he was waiting to see if Bosh would come to Cleveland and if he didn't then he would bail to NY.

ohiobronco2
07-07-2010, 09:57 PM
If he doesn't return to Cleveland, I hope he goes to Miami.

NFLBRONCO
07-07-2010, 10:06 PM
I hope he comes to Denver

NFLBRONCO
07-07-2010, 10:07 PM
Seriously I hope he stays in Clev for the good of the NBA esp small market teams.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-07-2010, 11:46 PM
You are such a tool. When Gasol and Kobe start slowing down Lakers will already have a new star. Is there any doubt that if last yr was Kobes last in LA where Lebron would be playing next yr.

Hell Lebron probably ends up in LA eventually lol. Or some stud not yet in NBA.

Have no doubt when time comes you will be pissed that Lakers once again get a great player.

The way NBA set up the Lake Show will always have 2 stars on it. That is as long as Buss is owner.

If this strange conspiracy theory were true, the Knicks, who are in the number one television market in the country, would not be historically bad.

SouthStndJunkie
07-07-2010, 11:56 PM
If LeBron leaves Cleveland....the franchise would be ****ed....and he would be a royal **** bag for putting on an hour tv show in prime time to inform them all he is shoving his Akron dick in their asses.

NFLBRONCO
07-08-2010, 12:27 AM
If he doesn't return to Cleveland, I hope he goes to Miami.

If your a fan of Miami I understand but, if you look at the league as a whole its bad. One team gets top 3 guys in 1 year. Teams like Denver will never compete. Your not making a better product with 4 championship calibur teams only all the rest avg or bad makes the league a joke.

24champ
07-08-2010, 01:23 AM
If your a fan of Miami I understand but, if you look at the league as a whole its bad. One team gets top 3 guys in 1 year. Teams like Denver will never compete. Your not making a better product with 4 championship calibur teams only all the rest avg or bad makes the league a joke.

That's just how the makeup of the League has always been. There's a reason why teams like Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Sacramento etc. never consistently win. Areas like Los Angeles, Boston, Philly, Miami, New York will always be attractive to the stars of the NBA because they have a history of winning and the lifestyle these guys want to live in.

RhymesayersDU
07-08-2010, 07:25 AM
If your a fan of Miami I understand but, if you look at the league as a whole its bad. One team gets top 3 guys in 1 year. Teams like Denver will never compete. Your not making a better product with 4 championship calibur teams only all the rest avg or bad makes the league a joke.

That simply isn't true. Denver specifically, they haven't won because of poor personnel moves and some bad injury luck.

Look at San Antonio. Small market, city isn't anything like NY or LA, but have won consistently. They've done it with good coaching and a GREAT front office making quality moves.

Wait until OKC really comes up. They'll be scary. It has nothing to do with the city and everything to do with the front office making smart moves.