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#21 OFFLINE   RobertE

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:33 PM

Anyone want to volunteer for a rescue party if he bails on Cleveland, I may need an extraction team. This place will be a war zone (more than normal) if he leaves town.
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#22 ONLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

Anyone want to volunteer for a rescue party if he bails on Cleveland, I may need an extraction team. This place will be a war zone (more than normal) if he leaves town.

You may want to start putting up the barb wire now.... :eek2:
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

What the heck is a "n3ntj" anyway?


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

Anyone want to volunteer for a rescue party if he bails on Cleveland, I may need an extraction team. This place will be a war zone (more than normal) if he leaves town.


I have to be honest here... All along I hoped he would stay in Cleveland. I'm sappy like that.

BUT, given that he hasn't yet won anything there yet... and the way he has been dancing and teasing around leaving... makes me think he really wants to leave even if he doesn't. I mean, if he is truly a "home town" kid and wants to stay... that would have been an easy announcement to make long ago without the fanfare.

So... part of me thinks that oddly Cleveland might be better off if he does leave... especially if it backfires on him and he doesn't win wherever he goes to next.

In these scenarios I often root for the guy to leave, then the home team to do better. I really hate the team-hopping to win championships that happens sometimes.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:02 PM

He's leaving to Miami. http://www.fox8.com/...story?track=rss

According to an exclusive Us Weekly report, two sources confirm that James has rented six cabanas at the W Hotel South Beach for this weekend to presumably celebrate his decision to play for the Miami Heat.
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Meanwhile, a report on MiamiCondoInvestments.com says rumors are swirling that James has already made an offer on a $49.5 million estate in Coral Gables.


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:16 PM

And then the CBA will expire and there will be a lock-out...

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:45 PM

So ... can Miami buy a championship?

I'm glad I don't like sports (except Olympics and NASCAR).

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

The thing here is...

I don't know that this automatically raises Miami above either Boston or Orlando in the Eastern Conference.

It certainly drops Cleveland... but Chicago also is going to be better... so this doesn't really "guarantee" anything in the east.

Also, unless something strange happens... the Lakers should be the team to beat next year. Utah will drop for losing Boozer to Chicago.

Denver might be good with Karl back as coach if his health holds up... and Oklahoma City might still be a team to contend with...

But for all the fanfare, I don't see this as a "done deal" guarantee of anything for Miami in terms of championship level success.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:59 PM

the one thing it does mean...

Comes Monday morning... We won't get Lebron 24x7 on all the sports radio and TV Shows.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:12 PM

Thank God! I've not seen such unwarranted publicity since Britney forgot her undergarments! :P

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:29 PM

the one thing it does mean...

Comes Monday morning... We won't get Lebron 24x7 on all the sports radio and TV Shows.


Lucky you, my local stations now won't give a hurricane time for 2 weeks now since the announcement.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:09 PM

Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert

http://www.nba.com/c...ter_100708.html


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:17 PM

Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert

http://www.nba.com/c...ter_100708.html


While I agree that the hype and the "decision show" has been a bit overboard... That letter is probably the biggest bunch of garbage and poor sportsmanship I have ever read. This is absolutely ridiculous that that came from a majority owner. Lebron gave them 7 years. They didn't give him a supporting cast. You can't expect the guy to stay in Cleveland forever. He wants to win a championship and it obviously wasn't happening there. You can't fault the guy for wanting to go try and win somewhere else.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:04 AM

The "I wanna win" thing was overplayed ... and this free agency is overhyped. The guy is a good ball player. The greatest? Probably not. He may finish his carrier with a championship. He may not. But one thing is for sure. He will finish his carrier. Every ball player's career ends some day.

I'd like to see a little less emphasis on the "winning is everything".

As far as the letter ... apparently whining is everything. It is good to pick oneself up, dust oneself off and move on but that tirade was over the top. Perhaps the Cavs would like to refund the extra income that having LeBron for the past seven years brought them? It isn't like the organization didn't benefit from his presence.

BTW: During coverage on CNN when fans in the bars saw the results the reactions from New York, Cleveland and Miami were carried live. A little too live for Cleveland where one bar patron decided to flip off the camera when the announcement was made. Later on when ESPN was reporting from Cleveland the police was separating the crowds from the reporter so she could get the job done.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:21 AM

Thank goodness the last tractor trailer for the circus can be seen leaving town.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:50 PM

the one thing it does mean...

Comes Monday morning... We won't get Lebron 24x7 on all the sports radio and TV Shows.


You are kidding right?

Now that we know he is going to Miami, they will talk about that all summer! No way ESPN stops talking about this until at least the first NBA game of next season.

Mark my words.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:22 PM

Oh was that announced last night ? Yawnnnn !

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:36 PM

LeBron who?
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:53 PM

You are kidding right?

Now that we know he is going to Miami, they will talk about that all summer! No way ESPN stops talking about this until at least the first NBA game of next season.

Mark my words.


You mean they will stop talking about Danica Patrick and her performance in NASCAR

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:19 PM

The biggest idiot last night was Jim Gray. He can never be taken seriously again.

He was 100% paid for by the James camp. He's as much of a journalist as, well, he ISN'T a journalist anymore.

I for one hope Mr. James suffers loss after loss. He took the easy and selfish road. He could've been a great. Now he might be a great big flop.




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