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#41 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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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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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:52 AM

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:


Do you mean the DeSoto? :)
While I agree that the player are overpaid, nobody is putting a gun to the owners head and forcing them to paid. I don't for a minute believe that the league is losing 400 millions a year like I heard someplace.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

The overpaying thing has been talked about this week too...

Several owners (Hawks signing Joe Johnson for a max deal comes to mind) probably overpaid for their "talent" this year... and you know those same owners will be complaining next year for the new collective bargaining agreement that they are overpaying.

I'm not arguing collusion by any means... but if owners don't want to overpay, then they shouldn't overpay.

That said... I do believe that fans pay to see the athletes, so IF ticket sales are strong for a team and ad revenues/merchandising are high for that team... I do think the athletes on that team should be paid a large share of that profit pie.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:36 AM

The overpaying thing has been talked about this week too...

Several owners (Hawks signing Joe Johnson for a max deal comes to mind) probably overpaid for their "talent" this year... and you know those same owners will be complaining next year for the new collective bargaining agreement that they are overpaying.

I'm not arguing collusion by any means... but if owners don't want to overpay, then they shouldn't overpay.

That said... I do believe that fans pay to see the athletes, so IF ticket sales are strong for a team and ad revenues/merchandising are high for that team... I do think the athletes on that team should be paid a large share of that profit pie.

I wonder if 2-3 years from now....if the NBA sees significantly shrinking ticket and other revenues...if we all look back at this year's free agent frenzy as the beginning of the end...
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:00 AM

I wonder if 2-3 years from now....if the NBA sees significantly shrinking ticket and other revenues...if we all look back at this year's free agent frenzy as the beginning of the end...

Naw ... they will blame something else. The economy seems to be a fair target to blame any business failure on ... regardless of if the real reason is poor management of the business.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:40 PM

Naw ... they will blame something else. The economy seems to be a fair target to blame any business failure on ... regardless of if the real reason is poor management of the business.


Yep... there are some unfortunate casualties of the economy (like small businesses and a lot of laid-off people)... but many of the bigger companies did this to themselves.

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