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by leadpipe » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:14 pm
by Squints » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:38 pm
Motherscratcher wrote:quote] Do we even know which sideline he's standing on? Not that I care which one. I can only hope that it's not the one where Zach Boren makes an over the shoulder catch while running toward the sideline an stumbles into and lands on LBJ's knee. Because that would break my fucking heart.Tune in to ESPN2 tonight for a half hour special where they reveal which sideline he will stand on.
by Squints » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:35 am
by tired » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:42 pm
by Prosecutor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:26 pm
by motherscratcher » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:54 pm
Prosecutor wrote:This is gonna get me killed but I’m gonna say it anyway.I don’t care if he was self-centered and egotistical. The man gave us seven years of sustained brilliance on the court, night in and night out. He almost never missed a game and he never had a bad game until the Boston series. I haven’t seen an athlete like this in Cleveland since Jim Brown.Unlike a lot of NBA stars, he didn’t care about stats. He was just as happy to pass the ball as to score. A lot of stars are obsessed with getting their shots and making sure their stat line is full each game, but LeBron was fine with scoring 15 points if the Cavs won. He threw himself into the lane again and again, taking the hard fouls and leading the league in free throw attempts or coming close to it every year. Unlike a lot of stars, he also played defense instead of conserving his energy for offense. Those chase down blocks were some of the most spectacular displays of athleticism I’ve ever seen. Last year he even asked to check the opponent’s best player, and when he decided to shut somebody down, they were shut down. Off the court, LeBron never smashed himself up on a motorcycle. He never got a DWI. He never threw a punch at a guy half his size outside a bar. He didn’t sleep with thousands of women like Wilt and Magic or get busted for solicitation. As far as we know he was a good father to his kids and never embarrassed his girlfriend or the Cavs. As a parent myself, that counts a lot more to me than whether he was a Browns fan or what he drove in high school. Did he demand special perks and favors? Yeah. Do I give a crap that he wanted the closest locker to the trainer’s room? Give me a break. Or that he wore a Yankees hat to a Tribe playoff game, or stiffed a waitress on a tip? Or insisted on special access for his entourage? Sorry, I don’t give a rip. Hell, he probably had a really good parking spot at the Gund, too. I’m surprised nobody has brought that up.Not saying hi to Joe Tait in seven years is inexcusable, but the other crap is just crap. He’s been treated like a King since he was about 12 years old, so his LeBron-centric view of the world is understandable. Do I wish he took the last shot more often and passed to the 3-point line less? Yes. For the first five years or so he either passed on the game winner or missed it. It took him several years to hit his first buzzer beater. I got the impression he was just as happy for someone else to take the last shot. Do I wish he accepted the challenge of bringing a Championship to Cleveland, even at the risk of ending up as another HOF’er with no ring like Malone and Barkley? Yeah. Is he a wuss for passing on that challenge after failing for seven years? I guess it depends on how you define “wuss”. LeBron was not perfect but the Cavs were begging for six more years of him, including all those things people are ripping him for now.Somebody described him as “pathetic and loathsome”. He certainly had a hell of a sense of entitlement, but I think that might be overstating it just a bit.
by hermanfontenot » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:00 pm
Prosecutor wrote:Unlike a lot of NBA stars, he didn’t care about stats.
by aoxo1 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:20 pm
by Prosecutor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:50 pm
aoxo1 wrote:LeBron was selfish enough to pass to Donyell Marshall for a game winner when he was at the rim, because his basketball identity and marketing was built around his unselfishness.
by Orenthal » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:53 pm
by aoxo1 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:56 pm
by Prosecutor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:15 pm
by Triple-S » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:04 am
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
by tired » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:07 pm
by aoxo1 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:17 pm
Triple-S wrote:Is it wrong of me to just start feeling ill when I see LeBron and his crew in heat jerseys on sportscenterjust seems like it's something that's the poster child of all that could possibly be wrong in the world of professional sports to me.My dad always said to me that after 1995 and the move ordeal he despised pro sports and what it had become, and now I perfectly understand why.
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