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LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby Triple-S » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:38 pm

He wasn't out to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

He didn't have South Beach on his mind, but the Cuyahoga River.

He didn't imagine this last spring when he won his second MVP award in a row and the No. 1-seeded Cavaliers looked as if they would stroll to the Eastern finals, with only Orlando between them and the long-awaited LeBron- Kobe Bryant Finals matchup.

Even after their fall in the second round to Boston, James remained open to — or intent on — staying … if the Cavaliers could bring someone in.

Unfortunately, with Toronto ready to take Anderson Varejao and J.J. Hickson in a sign-and-trade, Bosh turned it down.

By then, Amare Stoudemire was New York-bound.

An NBA source says the Cavaliers then offered Mo Williams and Jamario Moon for the Clippers' Baron Davis, desperate to please James, who likes Baron and was down on Mo ... even with newly hired Coach Byron Scott having clashed with Davis in New Orleans.

Realizing he was the only star who wanted to be in Cleveland, James made his announcement on that ESPN special — "going, aptly, to My-Am-Me [which] played like 'The Bachelor,' without the rose for the winner," wrote the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, taking a break from lampooning presidents

So much for the charmed portion of that life.


http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-leb ... ory?page=1

I don't really believe this is how it went down. I believe the parts about the Cavs throwing everything they could to get Baron Davis and Bosh were true, but I truly believe that looking back on it, lebron wanted to get out, he hates the city and is an attention whoring douche.
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Re: LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:57 pm

LeBron wanted another superstar on the roster

first choice was to have him brought to Cleveland but when that wasn't possible he fucked off with his middle finger up saying "You had your turn with me Cleveland"
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Re: LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby aoxo1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:37 pm

Hey, Dan Gilbert had 7 years to bring in the supporting cast and didn't. He could have played it like Pat Riley and torn down the team for two+ years, with nary a playoff spot guaranteed. That would have been sure to please LeBron.
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Re: LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby Orenthal » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:25 pm

I'm nit-picking, but Gilbert only had 5 years...
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Re: LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby noles1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:28 pm

I can almost guarantee that this story was baited out there by Ari Emanuel and his LA power players.

It's complete bullshit. I'm gonna refrain bothering with the other 6 shit, I'm steering clear of. Fuck him and his merry-made of boys.
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Re: LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby aoxo1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:09 pm

Orenthal wrote:I'm nit-picking, but Gilbert only had 5 years...

Yeah, I was just mocking the morons who say that. Too stupid to even realize that Ferry and Gilbert weren't there from the beginning.
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Re: LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby daddywags » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:48 pm

Unfortunately, with Toronto ready to take Anderson Varejao and J.J. Hickson in a sign-and-trade, Bosh turned it down.


So Bosh decided where they were going to go? Does you-know-who think this kind of press helps him? ::doh::
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Re: LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby Triple-S » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:49 pm

The one that keeps coming to mind was the fact that Bosh kept insisting that he didn't want to be anyones sidekick prior to when this went down..

..and of course he does just that.

Also, does lebron really think that he would not have been able to overtake the two joined up in south beach, if this is the official story per him and the media?

it really shows him as a giant pussy if that's the case (not that is a shock).

really, the fault for all of this lands on him again. If he recommits to the Cavs entirely in 06 and becomes a vocal a recruiter as we've see him in Miami, we're not having this conversation. We'd be talking about a finals series appearance in '08 and a finals win in '09.
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Re: LA Times on Summer 2010

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:27 am

aoxo1 wrote:
Orenthal wrote:I'm nit-picking, but Gilbert only had 5 years...

Yeah, I was just mocking the morons who say that. Too stupid to even realize that Ferry and Gilbert weren't there from the beginning.


It always helps to read the "other: part of a post to see the sarcasm. I'm just better at hurrying to correct things... I am ::doh:: :thumbdown:
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