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The LeBron Hour, Finally


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#26 OFFLINE   redsoxfan26

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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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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

I'll be the second one to say...Lebron Who? ;)
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:36 PM

My "problem" was in the method by which the decision was conveyed, and not the decision itself.

Truth be told... owners and teams will cut players or trade them at the drop of the hat, often without any notice at all... so I honestly don't feel sorry for the team or owner of the Cavaliers.

BUT... when a player has the chance to be above board and explore his earned opportunities and then he proves to be no different than ownership/management... that is just disappointing.

That's what gets on my nerves about these things... and to be fair, the media is every bit as much to blame as anyone in LeBron's camp. ESPN didn't have to do a 1 hr special... and all the media doesn't have to talk about this like it is the end (or beginning) of the world until a decision is actually ready to announce.

So I can't really blame LeBron for the road he took... but I had hoped for better from him. I didn't expect better, but hoped for it. But he isn't the first or the last to let me down in that manner.

I do feel sorry for fans... though not the ones who were lighting jerseys on fire. I understand disappointment and frustration, but adults need to stop turning over cars and setting fires to celebrate OR protest sporting "events" and announcements. It's sad.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:59 PM

I can't wait to see him at his 1st game back in Cleveland next season.Saying that is an understatement I know ! I am not a basketball fan in any way,but I might tune in if it's on tv to see the crowd vent their anger on him !

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:20 PM

Mike Russo on XM had advice for Cleveland fans. Stay away.

The sight of a near-empty arena would say a LOT more than a chorus of boos.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:28 PM

Mike Russo on XM had advice for Cleveland fans. Stay away.

The sight of a near-empty arena would say a LOT more than a chorus of boos.

So would a semi full of ripe tomatos.... :D
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:07 PM

Just beat them ... on the floor. Trash talk and poor sportsmanship won't help Cleveland. Winning is the only answer.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:45 PM

Mike Russo on XM had advice for Cleveland fans. Stay away.

The sight of a near-empty arena would say a LOT more than a chorus of boos.


Yeah... except it would punish the Cleveland team more than it would punish LeBron.

A better reaction, in my opinion... would be to sellout the arena and neither cheer nor boo him. Booing him shows you care too... and if you ignore him, silence will speak louder.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 10:00 PM

Wasn't that some sort of Auto?:)

I think you're confusing that with the LaSalle. :lol:

These guys get paid WAY too much money for what they do. While the rest of us are taking pay cuts, losing jobs, and struggling to get by, they just keep more and more money. :nono2:

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 07:24 AM

Yeah... except it would punish the Cleveland team more than it would punish LeBron.

A better reaction, in my opinion... would be to sellout the arena and neither cheer nor boo him. Booing him shows you care too... and if you ignore him, silence will speak louder.


Very true! All you do by booing him is feed his ego more.


Miami though should have put a clause in his contract which states any year in which Miami fails to make the playoff's, Lebron only gets the league minimum.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:09 AM

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.


I tend to agree. I know it's heartbreaking to the Cleveland fans that he decided to leave but the fact is he did it to win. We always jump on athletes for being about the money. In this case, he left a LOT of money on the table in order to go somewhere he feels gives him the best opportunity to win.

Again, I understand the disappointment but that letter and some of the fans are simply displaying very poor sportsmanship. If the owner cared that much about winning a championship before, he should have provided Labron a supporting cast sufficient to win one -- not guarantee it after he leaves.
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