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#1 Calisupra2nr

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:08 PM

-Wade is on severe decline, will be a complete shell of the man who got Lebron to join him in 2010

-Lebron at this point only cares about rings and the chance to get more, not playing with friends

-Bosh will be a FA and could conceivably leave or join him in LA as well (assuming Bosh does not demand max)

-Future is much brighter with Kobe and a couple top FA's than it is with aging Wade and an OK Bosh

-Lebron wants to be a billionaire athlete and wants to increase his global popularity. No place is better than LA especially because of the hispanic and asian market.

-LA can offer Lebron a max offer. Can also make another big offers to up to 2 top FA's like Carmelo and Kobe.
“We would basically, money-wise, be able to sign the top free agent – maybe even two."
If Nash retires, cap room opens up another $10m which means they can sign close to 3 top FAs...pretty appealing.


-If the Heat do not get another ring this year or next, it will be very hard to convince Lebron to come back as he is in his prime and refuses to waste it away.


Edited by Game, July 11, 2014 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Did the crystal ball see all of this or what?

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#3 Calisupra2nr

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Bank on it. Just watch what is happening with the Heat they look just like the Lakers in 2010-2011. And Wade just looks awful. If they do not keep winning rings, Lebron is not going to stay. I have a hard time seeing Lebron turning down a max offer sheet where he can play Dwight in a massive market and win for a lot longer than staying in MIA with Wade and Bosh...

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Pretty sure ging to LA wont make him much more in endorsements when he's already make 30 a year in Miami.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:18 PM

It's a little early to be speculating about this isn't it? The Heat haven't looked great so far but if we are going off of that then we aren't even a playoff team.

Edited by 24allday, December 06, 2012 - 09:19 PM.


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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:20 PM

... Or Miami could try and nab a good FA so James could stay.

As much as I want LeBron James on the Lakers, I feel it's just a looong reach.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:21 PM

It's a little early to be speculating about this isn't it? The Heat haven't looked great so far but if we are going off of that then we aren't even a playoff team.

Yes it is, but after watching the Heat play 16 games this year, signs are starting to show (even if they are premature its fun to speculate).

Pretty sure ging to LA wont make him much more in endorsements when he's already make 30 a year in Miami.

LA will make him more in endorsements and salary- he is not signed to a max deal right now. And his endorsements only increase with championships and market exposure. Look at what international deals Kobe gets (Turkish Airlines)...If Lebron wins he can get ridiculous deals (he just signed a massive Samsung deal) overseas.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:23 PM

... Or Miami could try and nab a good FA so James could stay.

As much as I want LeBron James on the Lakers, I feel it's just a looong reach.


Absolutely possible. But that means letting Wade go, and that would be a PR disaster. Unless Wade resigns for a fraction and then another big FA goes to MIA. Again certainly possible, but I think Dwight and Lebron are made to play together - both smile, laugh, dance...and both are hungry.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:31 PM

Don't want him here. Let him continue his legacy with the Heat or elsewhere.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:47 PM

How about..... He won't.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:53 PM

I think he should stay in Miami, that should be his franchise. He doesn't need to join anybody else, he can let them come to him now. He's the champ, the multiple MVP, he doesn't need to go anywhere. When Wade runs out of gas, bring in another star. There will always be players who want to lace 'em up with Lebron.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Don't want him here. Let him continue his legacy with the Heat or elsewhere.


This plus he will be 30 if im not mistaken at that time and he will start slowing down near that time, pass.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 10:34 PM

if he leaves miami he is going back to cle. i could care less if he came here. rather have any other player in the nba than lebron. give me klove, kyrie, those kinds of players.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 11:14 PM

He's not coming here.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Lets just focus on the next game rather what happens in 2 years..

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 11:24 PM

Did the crystal ball see all of this or what?


No, Negrodamus did.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 11:53 PM

Kind of funny how you mentioned Bosh coming here because he'd probably play the role our team wants Pau to play to perfection and knock down more mid range shots.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:57 AM

This is a stretch a pipe dream and irrelevant at this point? lol. We are talking in 2-3 years time. People are going to think we are the 2008 New York Knicks?
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:58 AM

i dont think he is going to LA

I mean he got everything he wants in miami!

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 01:00 AM

Also another point in 2014, Lebron will be 29-30? We dont know well an unathletic Lebron will be. This is not a Kobe Bryant. So by the time Lebron is 33, he could REALLY slow down just like Wade is starting to show signs of that inability to drive = becoming useless.

Anyways lets speculate this at the end of the 2014 season or at least at the end of this season -_-
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