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Lebron still clueless as to why Kyrie wanted to leave
« on: September 25, 2017, 06:25:49 PM »

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He referred Kyrie as "kid" multiple times today during media day...

Yet stated along the lines .... couldnt pin point why Kyrie wanted to leave  ;D





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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 06:30:38 PM »

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This reminds me of

https://youtu.be/nS2lJsiQods  ;D
« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 06:48:16 PM by triboy16f »

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 07:04:23 PM »

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Lebron needs to google the word overbearing.


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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 07:09:47 PM »

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The media is trying to manufacture something here. Also, and perhaps related, I don't think any public statement by either player should be believed.


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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 07:36:26 PM »

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Irvings responses to questions make me think there is quite a bit of under current there and Lebron is pretending he doesn't know about it

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 08:50:51 PM »

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It was clear as a bell to me.

Called KI 'kid' about 5 times. Why not the simple pronoun, 'him?'

Said he was ready to 'hand over the keys'. 'When he's ready.'  Ready, according to Lebron. Irving, going into his 7th NBA season, obviously, feels ready, thank you.

Said he basically taught Kyrie everything, or at least that he tried to.

Yeah, no thanks. I'd rather walk than kiss the anointed one's blessed rear end if I were a legit star in my own right and was given no respect whatsoever. James went back to CLE because Kyrie was young and the real deal, and Cle could deal for a 3rd (and did) and then he could win and let the young stars carry him a good part of the way.

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 08:53:30 PM »

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I'm sure that was all intentional on Lebron's part. Just minor mind games.


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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 09:04:49 PM »

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I'm sure that was all intentional on Lebron's part. Just minor mind games.

what a clown Lebum is

Can't wait to see Kyrie and the Celts beat the Cavs this season

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 09:18:27 PM »

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I'm sure that was all intentional on Lebron's part. Just minor mind games.

what a clown Lebum is

Can't wait to see Kyrie and the Celts beat the Cavs this season

I hope we beat them, too.

That said, Lebron is an amazing player who works hard to get better. I genuinely think winning is his first priority. He's got a gigantic ego, but if I could have any player for the next three years, he's still easily the guy.


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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 09:37:45 PM »

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I'm sure that was all intentional on Lebron's part. Just minor mind games.

what a clown Lebum is

Can't wait to see Kyrie and the Celts beat the Cavs this season

I hope we beat them, too.

That said, Lebron is an amazing player who works hard to get better. I genuinely think winning is his first priority. He's got a gigantic ego, but if I could have any player for the next three years, he's still easily the guy.

Who do you hire to coach, and how many years guaranteed?

Whoever it is, I feel bad for them.

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 09:42:32 PM »

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I'm sure that was all intentional on Lebron's part. Just minor mind games.

what a clown Lebum is

Can't wait to see Kyrie and the Celts beat the Cavs this season

I hope we beat them, too.

That said, Lebron is an amazing player who works hard to get better. I genuinely think winning is his first priority. He's got a gigantic ego, but if I could have any player for the next three years, he's still easily the guy.
Agree 100%. If before the Irving trade we could have offered Horford and matching salary plus the Brooklyn pick, the LA pick and the Memphis pick to Cleveland for Lebron and have him here 3 years....I do that.

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Kyrie appeared on First Take, and while I agree he SHOULD NOT have gone and it was pretty awkward, here's what he was primarily asked:

(1) Do you think you should have talked to Lebron before requesting the trade?

(2) Do you think you hurt Lebron's feelings asking for a trade?

 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

Barely any questions about Irving the Celtics player and what he can do with Brad Stevens, etc.

Frankly I also think Irving KNOWS Lebron is gone after next season, and it's possible Lebron goes OKC after this season to join with Melo, Wade(?)
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2017, 10:36:00 PM »

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In my opinion, I don't think he was really going to "give [Irving] the keys." That just sounds like some guilt tripping to me. Reminds me when an attorney I knew got a higher paying gig doing in house counsel and left the firm he was an associate at for a number of years. The managing partner told him, "We were going to make you partner." Just rubbing some salt in the wound of sorts, if you ask me.

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Just eat a Snickers Bar Lebron.

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I'm sure that was all intentional on Lebron's part. Just minor mind games.

what a clown Lebum is

Can't wait to see Kyrie and the Celts beat the Cavs this season

I hope we beat them, too.

That said, Lebron is an amazing player who works hard to get better. I genuinely think winning is his first priority. He's got a gigantic ego, but if I could have any player for the next three years, he's still easily the guy.
i think his legacy is his first priority. winning just happens to help his legacy
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