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it'd be cool if james and carmelo teamed up. USA 2012 proved carmelo is super deadly as a team's second option.
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Whatever he does please no ESPN Special. Laugh

Aside from that disaster of an idea, I have developed a lot of respect for James over the years.

He uses statistics and tries to improve one aspect of his game each off season based on those stats.

Really respect that.

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i'm really short on derrick rose. the media has been long on him for like 3 years now... though it feels more like 4. I don't think he will ever be the same. And it's for that reason that I really would not advise carmelo to go to chicago.
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The Decision Part II
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Fuck James, he's an unloyal piece of shit(someone whose been to a fair amount of Cavs games while and after he was there). He'll never have shit on Kobe.
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(06-24-2014 04:30 PM)jmourinho Wrote:  Fuck James, he's an unloyal piece of shit(someone whose been to a fair amount of Cavs games while and after he was there). He'll never have shit on Kobe.
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why should we reward loyalty in sports?

For the record, I am very much anti-lebron, but I don't see why you have to stay with an organization to merit respect. Scottie Pippen is a HOFer and arguably (in my opinion) the second best player of his generation/best small forward of his generation, but he played on the blazers and the rockets after the bulls.
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(06-24-2014 05:26 PM)SHANbangs Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 04:30 PM)jmourinho Wrote:  Fuck James, he's an unloyal piece of shit(someone whose been to a fair amount of Cavs games while and after he was there). He'll never have shit on Kobe.
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why should we reward loyalty in sports?

For the record, I am very much anti-lebron, but I don't see why you have to stay with an organization to merit respect. Scottie Pippen is a HOFer and arguably (in my opinion) the second best player of his generation/best small forward of his generation, but he played on the blazers and the rockets after the bulls.

I respect loyalty, there's almost nothing worse than a disloyal person in my book. However I cannot say that switching teams counts as being disloyal. It's just a part of the game.

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James had to opt out. Wade and Bosh need to do the same. 60M for 3 players? Come on now. Everybody sins for 3 years 15M a year. Or better yet Wade signs for 11M a year, James for 13, and Bosh who lacks endorsements get 15M.I.A.

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(06-24-2014 05:26 PM)SHANbangs Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 04:30 PM)jmourinho Wrote:  Fuck James, he's an unloyal piece of shit(someone whose been to a fair amount of Cavs games while and after he was there). He'll never have shit on Kobe.
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why should we reward loyalty in sports?

For the record, I am very much anti-lebron, but I don't see why you have to stay with an organization to merit respect. Scottie Pippen is a HOFer and arguably (in my opinion) the second best player of his generation/best small forward of his generation, but he played on the blazers and the rockets after the bulls.

My biggest problem is that he can''t be considered a great(ESPN constantly sucks his dick with that claim), if he's moving around so he can try to win rings. If he was truly good he would stay in one place and win on his own or let other players come to him(I mean role players not 2 or 3 other superstars that do the heavy lifting).
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(06-24-2014 06:01 PM)jmourinho Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 05:26 PM)SHANbangs Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 04:30 PM)jmourinho Wrote:  Fuck James, he's an unloyal piece of shit(someone whose been to a fair amount of Cavs games while and after he was there). He'll never have shit on Kobe.
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why should we reward loyalty in sports?

For the record, I am very much anti-lebron, but I don't see why you have to stay with an organization to merit respect. Scottie Pippen is a HOFer and arguably (in my opinion) the second best player of his generation/best small forward of his generation, but he played on the blazers and the rockets after the bulls.

My biggest problem is that he can''t be considered a great(ESPN constantly sucks his dick with that claim), if he's moving around so he can try to win rings. If he was truly good he would stay in one place and win on his own or let other players come to him(I mean role players not 2 or 3 other superstars that do the heavy lifting).

I agree with this, but it depends on the market and the franchise. The franchise needs to be committed to winning, and demonstrate that it has a proven track record of good decision making. Jordan had that with Chicago, and Kobe definitely had/has that with L.A. But Lebron left Cleveland because it clearly wasn't capable of attracting enough talent (sure, it was committed to winning). Nobody wants to go to cleveland. Just look at the Raptors - even when they are committed to winning, it's damn hard to attract talent because 1) you're double taxed 2) it's canada 3) it's cold as fuck up there. Another example would be tim duncan - he's stayed in San Antonio but the dude has arguably the greatest coach of all time and a franchise that is not only committed to winning but exceptional at turning average players into valuable pieces. And it routinely drafts well.

Also, the whole "attracting other stars" thing only works recently. And for that, in a way, we have to thank Lebron for orchestrating the whole miami big 3. Before that, it was rare to see stars wanting to play in x city because another star was there. It just didn't happen. Jordan never attracted anybody to Chicago - it was all the franchise's doing through trading or drafting. Kobe never attracted anybody to L.A. - shaq came before him, pau was attained via trade, and dwight left because of him. And I am saying this as a major kobe fan.

In my opinion, the test of whether a player is truly great is whether he can deliver in big moments with a team that has the ability to win. Kobe and Jordan all had teams that were for sure capable of winning. Lebron did not have one in cleveland, and he soon will not have one in miami. So on that test, you can say he's not as great as michael because he's lost in 2 NBA finals with a team that at least had a fair shot of winning. But then, Kobe has lost in 2 NBA finals as well with teams that had fair shots of winning.
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(06-24-2014 06:23 PM)SHANbangs Wrote:  I agree with this, but it depends on the market and the franchise. The franchise needs to be committed to winning, and demonstrate that it has a proven track record of good decision making. Jordan had that with Chicago, and Kobe definitely had/has that with L.A. But Lebron left Cleveland because it clearly wasn't capable of attracting enough talent (sure, it was committed to winning). Nobody wants to go to cleveland. Just look at the Raptors - even when they are committed to winning, it's damn hard to attract talent because 1) you're double taxed 2) it's canada 3) it's cold as fuck up there. Another example would be tim duncan - he's stayed in San Antonio but the dude has arguably the greatest coach of all time and a franchise that is not only committed to winning but exceptional at turning average players into valuable pieces. And it routinely drafts well.

Also, the whole "attracting other stars" thing only works recently. And for that, in a way, we have to thank Lebron for orchestrating the whole miami big 3. Before that, it was rare to see stars wanting to play in x city because another star was there. It just didn't happen. Jordan never attracted anybody to Chicago - it was all the franchise's doing through trading or drafting. Kobe never attracted anybody to L.A. - shaq came before him, pau was attained via trade, and dwight left because of him. And I am saying this as a major kobe fan.

In my opinion, the test of whether a player is truly great is whether he can deliver in big moments with a team that has the ability to win. Kobe and Jordan all had teams that were for sure capable of winning. Lebron did not have one in cleveland, and he soon will not have one in miami. So on that test, you can say he's not as great as michael because he's lost in 2 NBA finals with a team that at least had a fair shot of winning. But then, Kobe has lost in 2 NBA finals as well with teams that had fair shots of winning.
I agree with most of the points you made, but would add that LeBron is probably the epitome of anti-clutch, he had to have Ray Allen bail him out in Game 6 of the 2013 Finals as just one example. Also, Kobe to me was solidified as a great when David Stern vetoed the CP3 to Lakers deal out of fear that would make the league anti-competitive(where was that when the Miami Big 3 formed). Side note, the 2004 Detroit Pistons team that beat Kobe is my all time favorite.
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(06-24-2014 06:23 PM)SHANbangs Wrote:  I agree with this, but it depends on the market and the franchise. The franchise needs to be committed to winning, and demonstrate that it has a proven track record of good decision making. Jordan had that with Chicago, and Kobe definitely had/has that with L.A. But Lebron left Cleveland because it clearly wasn't capable of attracting enough talent (sure, it was committed to winning). Nobody wants to go to cleveland. Just look at the Raptors - even when they are committed to winning, it's damn hard to attract talent because 1) you're double taxed 2) it's canada 3) it's cold as fuck up there. Another example would be tim duncan - he's stayed in San Antonio but the dude has arguably the greatest coach of all time and a franchise that is not only committed to winning but exceptional at turning average players into valuable pieces. And it routinely drafts well.

Also, the whole "attracting other stars" thing only works recently. And for that, in a way, we have to thank Lebron for orchestrating the whole miami big 3. Before that, it was rare to see stars wanting to play in x city because another star was there. It just didn't happen. Jordan never attracted anybody to Chicago - it was all the franchise's doing through trading or drafting. Kobe never attracted anybody to L.A. - shaq came before him, pau was attained via trade, and dwight left because of him. And I am saying this as a major kobe fan.

In my opinion, the test of whether a player is truly great is whether he can deliver in big moments with a team that has the ability to win. Kobe and Jordan all had teams that were for sure capable of winning. Lebron did not have one in cleveland, and he soon will not have one in miami. So on that test, you can say he's not as great as michael because he's lost in 2 NBA finals with a team that at least had a fair shot of winning. But then, Kobe has lost in 2 NBA finals as well with teams that had fair shots of winning.
I agree with most of the points you made, but would add that LeBron is probably the epitome of anti-clutch, he had to have Ray Allen bail him out in Game 6 of the 2013 Finals as just one example. Also, Kobe to me was solidified as a great when David Stern vetoed the CP3 to Lakers deal out of fear that would make the league anti-competitive(where was that when the Miami Big 3 formed). Side note, the 2004 Detroit Pistons team that beat Kobe is my all time favorite.

As was it mine. Idea

I was a huge fan of the bad boys 2.0 squad from 2004-2008. I legitimately thought they had a chance to beat the 2008 lakers had they gotten past boston. It was a real shame when Joe Dumars started going batshit crazy and traded away billups for AI. Everything went to shit after that, and Dumars just went over the deep end.
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Why Tim Duncan is not LeBron James

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He may go back under different terms which allows the Heat to get some bench.

I am all for loyalty. But this is a business, shelf life for most athletes is short.

James has tasted championships and nothing less will do. He had to carry them in the Finals this time, wade and bosh disappeared. I can't even believe bosh gets paid that much. A tall poor shooting 3 point guy?

I don't think James wants to go through that again. I don't blame him.

Let's look at some HOFers who might have happily traded the HOF for a Championship, Marino? Barkely? Dan Fouts? Barry Sanders. I know mainly football players but there are plenty of basketball players who never got the ring.

He knows he has immense talent, he should maximize his championships. He knows unlike other sports one person can have a hugely disproportionate impact in basketball.

Plus, when he joined the Heat we all know he wasn't loyal. So loyalty isn't a real valid argument this time.

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(06-24-2014 08:07 PM)SHANbangs Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 06:33 PM)jmourinho Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 06:23 PM)SHANbangs Wrote:  I agree with this, but it depends on the market and the franchise. The franchise needs to be committed to winning, and demonstrate that it has a proven track record of good decision making. Jordan had that with Chicago, and Kobe definitely had/has that with L.A. But Lebron left Cleveland because it clearly wasn't capable of attracting enough talent (sure, it was committed to winning). Nobody wants to go to cleveland. Just look at the Raptors - even when they are committed to winning, it's damn hard to attract talent because 1) you're double taxed 2) it's canada 3) it's cold as fuck up there. Another example would be tim duncan - he's stayed in San Antonio but the dude has arguably the greatest coach of all time and a franchise that is not only committed to winning but exceptional at turning average players into valuable pieces. And it routinely drafts well.

Also, the whole "attracting other stars" thing only works recently. And for that, in a way, we have to thank Lebron for orchestrating the whole miami big 3. Before that, it was rare to see stars wanting to play in x city because another star was there. It just didn't happen. Jordan never attracted anybody to Chicago - it was all the franchise's doing through trading or drafting. Kobe never attracted anybody to L.A. - shaq came before him, pau was attained via trade, and dwight left because of him. And I am saying this as a major kobe fan.

In my opinion, the test of whether a player is truly great is whether he can deliver in big moments with a team that has the ability to win. Kobe and Jordan all had teams that were for sure capable of winning. Lebron did not have one in cleveland, and he soon will not have one in miami. So on that test, you can say he's not as great as michael because he's lost in 2 NBA finals with a team that at least had a fair shot of winning. But then, Kobe has lost in 2 NBA finals as well with teams that had fair shots of winning.
I agree with most of the points you made, but would add that LeBron is probably the epitome of anti-clutch, he had to have Ray Allen bail him out in Game 6 of the 2013 Finals as just one example. Also, Kobe to me was solidified as a great when David Stern vetoed the CP3 to Lakers deal out of fear that would make the league anti-competitive(where was that when the Miami Big 3 formed). Side note, the 2004 Detroit Pistons team that beat Kobe is my all time favorite.

As was it mine. Idea

I was a huge fan of the bad boys 2.0 squad from 2004-2008. I legitimately thought they had a chance to beat the 2008 lakers had they gotten past boston. It was a real shame when Joe Dumars started going batshit crazy and traded away billups for AI. Everything went to shit after that, and Dumars just went over the deep end.

Make that 3 of us. The 2005 team was one missed defensive assignment by Rasheed, from repeating. The 2007 was drowned by Lebron's 25 point explosion in the 4th quarter (Game 5).

Those guys epitomized the team concept, no real stars. Like the Piston teams of the Mid-Late 80's. Sacrifice, Leadership, and Toughness

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Hate to think of loyalty in those terms.

After all, LBJ took a massive pay cut just to come to Miami

We all know he went as far as he could in Cleveland (A bloated Shaq was supposed to be the answer??? FOH)

When someone says someone is/is not loyal, it makes me cringe

Lest we forget; this is ONLY a shit-test to make Riles upgrade the existing roster, he hasn't left town yet.

If you had an opportunity to relocate to better accomplish your goals, would you not take it?

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^Yep, at the end of the day it's just business. If LBJ was some role player that fell off, they wouldn't think twice about cutting him even if he was valuable in the past.
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The argument that people respect loyalty in athletes is confusing to me. Like iWin said, teams cut middling players loose with no remorse if they're not productive enough. The 'Decision' was one of the stupidest things Lebron could have done, but only in the sense of how it was made so public. PR disaster. What really made me happy was that a player had the balls to orchestrate his own destiny, legacy, and career, instead of being trapped in an unfavorable situation for years, like KG and Barkley. I don't agree with who he chose to play with and how he went about it, but he went against the grain and did something extremely unpopular.

Now he should know better and make a more objective basketball decision. He should not play with Wade, who has absolutely nothing left. He needs to make better basketball decisions, not want to play with his friends. If he chose to play with someone like Kevin Love who would really complement his abilities in spite of their not being best buddies, I would respect him for it. But if he decides to play with Carmelo, a volume scorer that can't defend, he would be even more unlikable than when he teamed up with the Heat, IMO.
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"The Decision" was a big factor as to why I dislike LeBron. If he had put out a press statement saying "look guys I've done everything I can for Cleveland but I'll never be able to win a ring here, and that's why I'm leaving but I'll always be a part of Cleveland", fair enough. Instead he had to be be a fag and announce that he's taking his talents to South Beach live on national television.
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forget role players. Most franchises will ship out stars once they stop producing. Look at danny granger in Indiana. Hell, look at what dumars did to chauncey billups.
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I view franchises as girlfriends for players. Whenever a player is not happy with his franchise then you cut them. Same as in a relationship. Being "loyal" when your girlfriend is not doing anything to help the relationship work you need to cut them.

I don't blame James at all, more power to him. If I was him I would sign one year deals with championship caliber teams and rack up as many rings as he can. Who says he can't?
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(06-25-2014 09:13 PM)MidWest Wrote:  I view franchises as girlfriends for players. Whenever a player is not happy with his franchise then you cut them. Same as in a relationship. Being "loyal" when your girlfriend is not doing anything to help the relationship work you need to cut them.

I don't blame James at all, more power to him. If I was him I would sign one year deals with championship caliber teams and rack up as many rings as he can. Who says he can't?

Yeah but if you flip the analogy and the franchise is the guy, the player is a cheating slut.
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The analogy that's always worked is the franchise is the provider boyfriend, while the player is a girl. The analogy is great because a girl's peak is as ephemeral, or possibly more so, as an NBA player's. Like NBA players as well, women can extend their peak by doing mundane things like shooting 3K shots per day a la Ray Allen. Otherwise, they can be lazy and never realize their potential like Lamar Odom, or eat themselves out of the league like Antoine Walker or Eddy Curry... the parallels go on and on.

So when the best player in the world goes on to spurn an otherwise well-intentioned boyfriend to leave them for a glitzier, more well-off boyfriend, the natural knee-jerk reaction is to defend the poor franchise, as society often comes to the rescue for poor spurned beta providers who otherwise 'did everything right.' Cleveland simply can't compete with locations like Miami, LA, NYC, etc., in this free agent system which heavily benefits large markets.

Lebron's not the equivalent of a cheating slut. Free agency enabled him to give him that extremely rare choice of choosing a more able dance partner. Cleveland was the equivalent of a bumbling beta boyfriend that lucked into the hottest bitch on earth, but simply didn't have the means to keep.

Lebron is the hottest bitch on the planet right now. Most people would not tell a bitch to 'date down.' The NBA is a league of 'what-ifs.' What if Garnett had played with the Spurs and Duncan with the T-Wolves? How would their careers have evolved? How would Jordan have fared being drafted by a team that had Kareem? How would Lebron have fared being drafted by a team with Shaq in his prime? How would Kobe have fared being drafted by the Raptors in T-mac's place? Free agency enables players to be less of a prisoner of circumstance. Any player would be a dumbass to be 'loyal' at the expense of their legacy, especially with as much on the line as Lebron. Lebron should never date down as long as he has the choice.
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