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by The Owl » Fri May 18, 2012 10:54 am
by e0y2e3 » Fri May 18, 2012 10:58 am
by The Owl » Fri May 18, 2012 11:07 am
by e0y2e3 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:18 am
by peeker643 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:22 am
by The Owl » Fri May 18, 2012 12:26 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:LeBron started to freak during the playoffs before his FA and has since going to Miami, this is pure fact and the one thing that changed was the pressure he put on himself. It has not improved one iota with him "not having to be the man every night" as the doubts only creep into his mind when his team is in trouble. You can see him reliving the bad dream of past failures now the second it starts to happen in the playoffs.And there was plenty of pressure on LBJ against Orlando when he was making game winning threes and dropping the most ridiculous stat line any of us have ever seen in a losing playoff series.There was plenty of pressure in Game 7 against the Celtics the prior year where he almost single handily beat a FAR superior Celtics team and dualed The Warrior Paul Pierce all game.None of that phased him. The media never got to LBJ in Cleveland, no one did, he is far too pampered an athlete to give a fuck what they say, always has been (now the fans, he wants you all to love him). You could see the change (fuck it happened right before our eyes) the same time HE started to pressure HIMSELF about FA and then about EASY TITLES.And he won't demand a trade, he has an ETO after the 13-14 season and that will be the end of the Big 3 era.Also worth noting, no one could have predicted Miller and Battier forgetting how to shoot, Haslem forgetting how to play basketball and Bosh getting hurt.
by Ziner » Fri May 18, 2012 12:32 pm
by Madre Hill, Superstar » Fri May 18, 2012 12:36 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:Also worth noting, no one could have predicted Miller and Battier forgetting how to shoot, Haslem forgetting how to play basketball and Bosh getting hurt.
by c11058 » Fri May 18, 2012 12:39 pm
by bac5665 » Fri May 18, 2012 1:24 pm
by noles1 » Fri May 18, 2012 1:46 pm
by motherscratcher » Fri May 18, 2012 1:58 pm
by e0y2e3 » Fri May 18, 2012 2:04 pm
by peeker643 » Fri May 18, 2012 2:10 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:I don't care how old Battier and Miller are Madre, typically shooters don't forget how to hit the ocean. Wally Z was supposed to be an oddity, but damned if LBJ didn't find two more of him.Battier was CLUTCH in the playoffs last year as a spot up three shooter... CLUTCHDepth of Battier, Haslem, and Miller should be enough, especially with Chalmers growth this year.No one could have predicted those three completely falling off a cliff. Hell, even shooting PFs typically keep their shots (Joe Smith, KG, PJ Brown) and Haslem COMPELTELY lost his.Also worth noting, Joel Anthony has been a plus defender his entire career until... well... right now.
by e0y2e3 » Fri May 18, 2012 2:14 pm
by leadpipe » Fri May 18, 2012 4:37 pm
by Hikohadon » Fri May 18, 2012 4:54 pm
by motherscratcher » Fri May 18, 2012 5:04 pm
leadpipe wrote:Guy that's still the genius in all of this is Wade.Guy is skatin' right along. Bad performance? Who cares? Nobody notices anyhow.
by e0y2e3 » Fri May 18, 2012 5:20 pm
by e0y2e3 » Fri May 18, 2012 5:24 pm
by GodHatesClevelandSport » Fri May 18, 2012 5:56 pm
by e0y2e3 » Fri May 18, 2012 6:04 pm
by jerryroche » Fri May 18, 2012 7:55 pm
by swerb » Fri May 18, 2012 10:11 pm
peeker643 wrote:Durant hasn't been an asshole publicly about it.There's no, "Not one...not two..."There's no "The Decision" that was pretty much received like burning a truck full of Korans in Falluhah.There's nowhere near the plainly pathetic and transparent false modesty that he speaks with while saying "myself" two hundred times.LeBron is the most gifted player maybe ever. But his fatal flaw is that gift. It provided all he ever wanted and an "easy" way out of shitty living conditions and poverty. LeBron never had to fight for a single thing in his life. It was handed to him from the time some leech figured out his talent and his body were growing at ridiculous rates.That's why he gets figuratively bitch slapped by legit bad asses who fought their way out of the ghettos and shitty lives like Deshaun Stevenson. That's why guys like Danny Granger, who's a smart and perceptive dude, saw through that bullshit from Day 1 in the league and show him no respect. That's why Paul Pierce thinks he's a fucking joke.LBJ acts like a badass and hasn't made a deposit EVER in blood. LeBron is a frontin' bitch. That's how the actual hard cases in the league see him. He's flawed and that has nothing and everything to do with his prowess on the court.If you think he would trade an MVP award for a ring you're crazy. That's how measures himself is by MVPs. The ONLY reason he's jonesing so bad for a ring is it gets him off the 'Best to Never' list. That's it. It ain't about validating the work he did with his teammates. It ain't about the fans of Miami. It's about his fucking legacy and his fucking legacy alone.He's a bitch and a diva and the greatest blend of athleticism and talent that we may ever see. He's all of that.
by dmiles » Sat May 19, 2012 12:54 am
by e0y2e3 » Sat May 19, 2012 5:55 am
jerryroche wrote:Just wondering if maybe the other NBA owners are seeing what's happening to Miami and realizing that you can't spend $100 million or whatever on three All-Stars and not have money left to fill out the roster with anything but has-beens and never-will-bes. I mean, you sink all that cash into three guys, one of them gets hurt during the playoffs, and you haven't got enough quality (or even decent) players left to make a championship run.Of course, practically this whole thread could become moot if TWoA and DWade go ape-shit crazy and sweep the next three games from the Pacers.
by Triple-S » Sat May 19, 2012 2:35 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:It means nothing other than making sure the four core role players you choose aren't going to all fall off cliffs at the same time, no matter the reason.The Lakers are a title contender right now if the CP3 trade goes through, without it they are... maaaaayyyybe.... if a bunch of things go their way.... maaaayyyybe
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 FUDU » Sat May 19, 2012 9:52 pm
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by e0y2e3 » Sat May 19, 2012 11:03 pm
by FUDU » Sat May 19, 2012 11:06 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:No, you just should be banned from thinking. The single most simplistic moron ever to grace the interwebs that I have seen.
by e0y2e3 » Sat May 19, 2012 11:11 pm
by noles1 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:04 pm
by e0y2e3 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:13 pm
by jerryroche » Sun May 20, 2012 12:46 pm
by noles1 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:46 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:The only reason I think this is the last stand for the Big 3 is that Riley has a four year window, this is fundamentally the only off-season he will have a chance to change the chemistry and let it mesh.
by e0y2e3 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:51 pm
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by peeker643 » Mon May 21, 2012 11:31 am
e0y2e3 wrote:No joke, that was possibly the single most dominating sports performance I have ever seen.
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