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The reason parity sucks is because the league is full of absolutely trash owners who prioritize cold hard cash over competing.

Their way of thinking is basically "get a flashy wing player and sell tickets" over "institute a coach led system for smart players".

Look at how players decline leaving Spurs and Boston. The NBA is a league led by players who refuse to buy into a team concept and coach leadership. Weak management who only care about money is the primary reason. You got to be willing to tell malcontents to find another place.
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Man this may have been one of the if not the worst NBA finals in history. NBA definitely needs some other teams to step up and get better because the current state of affairs is not good right now. I'm guessing Lebron will leave Cleveland now and end up with the Lakers, Celtics or who knows, maybe he'll sign on with Golden State to have a super, super team.
06-09-2018 10:53 AM
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People criticize MLB for its relative wealth disparity, but any competition where failure, mediocrity, and mismanagement are rewarded with draft picks is a corrupt aberration.
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Lol. Lebron would never join Golden State, especially after seeing how many fans reacted to KD going there.

It would taint his legacy forever.
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All of the losing teams get better draft picks in all sports

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(06-09-2018 04:06 PM)eradicator Wrote:  All of the losing teams get better draft picks in all sports

Precisely my point.
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You think it would work better if we gave the best rookie players to the warriors, Cavs, rockets every year?

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(06-09-2018 09:25 AM)nomadbrah Wrote:  The reason parity sucks is because the league is full of absolutely trash owners who prioritize cold hard cash over competing.

Their way of thinking is basically "get a flashy wing player and sell tickets" over "institute a coach led system for smart players".

Look at how players decline leaving Spurs and Boston. The NBA is a league led by players who refuse to buy into a team concept and coach leadership. Weak management who only care about money is the primary reason. You got to be willing to tell malcontents to find another place.

Because "buying into a team concept" involves taking a pay cut so the team can afford more good players. Look at Durant. Nothing is guaranteed especially with injuries, of course players will go for the money.
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Durant will get paid this off season, he is one of a handful of players like Lebron and Curry that are actually worth a max contract

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Lonzo Ball diss track on his own teammate haha



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Delonte West finally talks about sleeping with LeBron's mom.



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^^^ I always knew he smashed.
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(06-12-2018 07:37 PM)PrimeTime32 Wrote:  Delonte West finally talks about sleeping with LeBron's mom.




He could be trolling to get some buzz on it since it has been word on the streets for a minute. However, I'm pretty sure he smashed, I heard Gloria gets it in. What I don't understand is, why..out of all the lizards Delonte can and could get, would it let it fly there? No disrespect to the King, big up to all the work he has put in but his Mom Dukes ain't no dime...

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These are some free agency signings coming through now. Free agency signings are to be confirmed from July 6, at 12pm ET.

Kevin Durant Remains On 'The Hardest Road':
The majority of the comments are what you would expect about GSW KD.

Chris Paul Stays In Houston With A Max Deal:

Trevor Ariza To Phoenix:

Looks like Magic's wink wasn't worth $500K:



Magic needs to work on his wink game. WinkWinkWink

Nikola Jokic Staying On Nuggets With A Max Deal:

Cuban could have DeAndre Jordan join the Mavs after a 3 year delay:
Imagine the reactions if the Mavs 'suddenly' backed out at the last minute. Popcorn3

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Yeah, DeAndre Jordan: "Balls and word motherfucker!'
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It's official. Lebron's a Laker!!!!!
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Lebron James is now a Laker

Quote:LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154M deal with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is going to the West Coast.

James has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports Group announced on Sunday, ending weeks, if not months, of speculation as to where he would take his talents this time around.

James' move to the Lakers comes four years after he went back home to Cleveland, where he had stated his intention to finish his career with the Cavaliers.

James thanked his home area in an Instagram story. Saying in text overlaying a photo from the Cavs' 2016 NBA title victory parade, "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home."

The four-time MVP and fourteen-time All Star certainly left his mark in his city, whether or not he chooses to finish his NBA career in Cleveland.

He delivered the first championship to the sports-obsessed city in 52 years and did it with storybook gusto, helping the Cavaliers become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win it all. The team he took down, the Golden State Warriors, had the best regular season record in league history at 73-9. And James put his stamp on Game 7 with one of the most memorable defensive plays in the history of the sport, chasing down Andre Iguodala to block the Warriors forward from behind in a tied ballgame, erasing a go-ahead layup.

It's sure to be one of the most cherished defensive sequences that basketball will ever see and it led to James bellowing into Doris Burke's microphone, "Cleveland, this is for you!"

James leaves the franchise as its leader in nearly every major statistical category: games played, points, rebounds, assists and steals. And if 2017-18 was his final act in Cleveland, what a show he put on, playing in all 82 games for the first time in his 15-year career and capping that off with a postseason performance as personally dominant as any playoff run he's ever been a part of.

Interesting move by Lebron. But does it make the Lakers able to challenge GS or Houston?
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(07-01-2018 07:44 PM)Dodgy Wrote:  Lebron James is now a Laker

Quote:LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $154M deal with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is going to the West Coast.

James has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports Group announced on Sunday, ending weeks, if not months, of speculation as to where he would take his talents this time around.

James' move to the Lakers comes four years after he went back home to Cleveland, where he had stated his intention to finish his career with the Cavaliers.

James thanked his home area in an Instagram story. Saying in text overlaying a photo from the Cavs' 2016 NBA title victory parade, "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home."

The four-time MVP and fourteen-time All Star certainly left his mark in his city, whether or not he chooses to finish his NBA career in Cleveland.

He delivered the first championship to the sports-obsessed city in 52 years and did it with storybook gusto, helping the Cavaliers become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win it all. The team he took down, the Golden State Warriors, had the best regular season record in league history at 73-9. And James put his stamp on Game 7 with one of the most memorable defensive plays in the history of the sport, chasing down Andre Iguodala to block the Warriors forward from behind in a tied ballgame, erasing a go-ahead layup.

It's sure to be one of the most cherished defensive sequences that basketball will ever see and it led to James bellowing into Doris Burke's microphone, "Cleveland, this is for you!"

James leaves the franchise as its leader in nearly every major statistical category: games played, points, rebounds, assists and steals. And if 2017-18 was his final act in Cleveland, what a show he put on, playing in all 82 games for the first time in his 15-year career and capping that off with a postseason performance as personally dominant as any playoff run he's ever been a part of.

Interesting move by Lebron. But does it make the Lakers able to challenge GS or Houston?

As of now LA loses in 2nd round, off season still going though.
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That's why it's interesting because Lebron may know more than we do, because he's going to a team that's arguably worse than what he had in Cleveland.

It's rumored he wants to beat Golden State, but even James must know he's not going to beat GS with the current Lakers squad. So there has to be another player or two joining him in LA.
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Many hints were dropped prior to this that Lebron would land in Los Angeles. Now the Lakers are probably making their push to land Kawhi Leonard. OKC already locked in Paul George.
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I would have preferred it if Lebron stayed in the East. What team are GS going to run over for the next couple years now?
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(07-01-2018 09:15 PM)Sidney Crosby Wrote:  I would have preferred it if Lebron stayed in the East. What team are GS going to run over for the next couple years now?

As a Celtics fan I'm thanking LeBron for clearing the East of competition.

LeBron 76ers would be tough.
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At least gamblers can have fun betting on basketball in the East.

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