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Re: Ringer: Cavs Standing Idle, Might Cost Them LeBron James
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 05:23:59 PM »

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If Lebron decides to leave...at least do what PG13 did for the Pacers

Not that I care really... 

Re: Ringer: Cavs Standing Idle, Might Cost Them LeBron James
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 08:08:59 PM »

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I hate LeBUM, am hyped about the C's because I think we'll be much better this year, especially in the playoffs.  And I can definitely see us in the finals.

Re: Ringer: Cavs Standing Idle, Might Cost Them LeBron James
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 05:44:07 PM »

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Re: Ringer: Cavs Standing Idle, Might Cost Them LeBron James
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 06:01:14 PM »

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They're still the team to beat in the East....for now.   But that window is closing fast.  You can certainly see the cracks forming. 

Won't be shocked the least if Lebron skips town after last season.  That team has hit their ceiling.

Question is just when will another team in the east leap them?

Wow.  Why in the world do you NOT think WE, the Boston Celtics, are that team and that we can and likely WILL do so this year??

What about our off season did you NOT like?  We had to let AB go as we simply did NOT want to lose him for nothing.  There were NO guarantees that PG would re-sign, so why give up valuable picks for a rental?

Cleveland has stood still and there is an argument that they have gotten worse as LBJ and Love and Kyrie have one more LONG season of wear and tear on their bodies!!!!  Adding Calderon and Jeff Green are really net negatives!!

Meanwhile, we inked the Rookie of the Year in the NBADL to a 4 year deal today.  We might have the lottery pick with the best footwork and one-on-one moves in the last 5 years in Tatum.  We have a steal in Semi who can already defend at the NBA level.  We signed one of the most versatile young All-Stars in the entire NBA in Hayward!!  Marcus Morris's versatility is vastly under-appreciated on this board!!!!  The signing of Baynes (10th best defensive RPM for centers last year) is HIGHLY UNDER-rated!!!!  Jaylen is working on his handle and will likely be better!!

Why the pessimism??????????????????

I simply am jacked and cannot wait to de-throne the Cavs THIS YEAR!!!!

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Honest question, did you even read my post & you are simply projecting?

Or are your reading comprehension skills simply that poor?


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Re: Ringer: Cavs Standing Idle, Might Cost Them LeBron James
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 06:12:01 PM »

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More smoke today: http://deadspin.com/report-lebron-james-is-not-happy-1796992350

If this continues all season, it's not impossible LeBron checks out of a playoff series if we come out strong from the gate, a la 2010.

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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 06:16:57 PM »

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More smoke today: http://deadspin.com/report-lebron-james-is-not-happy-1796992350

If this continues all season, it's not impossible LeBron checks out of a playoff series if we come out strong from the gate, a la 2010.

That is actually a really good point too...

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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 06:42:26 PM »

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More smoke today: http://deadspin.com/report-lebron-james-is-not-happy-1796992350
Seeing LeBron tarnish his legacy by leaving again to go join some super team would be hilarious (as long as we can beat them)
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Re: Ringer: Cavs Standing Idle, Might Cost Them LeBron James
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2017, 07:10:52 PM »

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I suspect Lebron will want to ride someone else's coattail to a title in his older years.

It doesn't look like Irving and especially Love are set on dominating much; they count on James. I wonder if he looks forward to being the 3rd option.

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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2017, 07:17:47 PM »

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I want nothing to do with lebron. He makes all managerial decisions for a team.

I would laugh so hard if they signed perk

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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 07:33:04 PM »

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James took his team to the finals in 2007,  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Every year for the last 7 years his team has been to the NBA Finals.

Any team on which he might choose to play would instantly become a finals contender, with the exception of the Brooklyn Nets, the Chigago Bulls, the Sacramento Kings, and the Orlando Magic.

LeBron to any Western Conference teams might even give him fits. He'll have to go through Golden State, San Antonio, Houston 9-12 times a year in the regular season. Minnesota and OKC could give him some struggles too. And then there are the playoffs.

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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 07:42:25 PM »

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James took his team to the finals in 2007,  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Every year for the last 7 years his team has been to the NBA Finals.

Any team on which he might choose to play would instantly become a finals contender, with the exception of the Brooklyn Nets, the Chigago Bulls, the Sacramento Kings, and the Orlando Magic.

LeBron to any Western Conference teams might even give him fits. He'll have to go through Golden State, San Antonio, Houston 9-12 times a year in the regular season. Minnesota and OKC could give him some struggles too. And then there are the playoffs.
Which is precisely why he stayed in the Eastern Conference his entire career.  He's no dummy.

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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 08:01:58 PM »

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LeBron should go to Houston.

CP3 + Harden + LeBron = new big 3

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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 08:56:14 PM »

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LeBron should go to Houston.

CP3 + Harden + LeBron = new big 3
3 guys who play point guard on offense.  Crazy talent though.

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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017, 09:32:04 PM »

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I suspect Lebron will want to ride someone else's coattail to a title in his older years.

It doesn't look like Irving and especially Love are set on dominating much; they count on James. I wonder if he looks forward to being the 3rd option.

I don't think so.  He seems to want to be "the guy".  Even when he went into D-Wade's team in Miami, Lebron was still "the guy" there.  MJ and Kobe never rode anybody else's coattails in their older years and I don't think Lebron will either.  Just my opinion though.
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Re: Ringer: Cavs Standing Idle, Might Cost Them LeBron James
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2017, 10:27:00 PM »

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I wonder what Cleveland could get if they decided to trade him now? Sure he'd be a rental but he could win that team a title before he left.