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#241 David

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 04:48 PM

Of course ESPN would ask LeBron in the ESPYs about the reports of Lakers targeting him and Carmelo next summer.

 

 

 

LeBron handled it professionally and basically said he has not thought of that and his only goal is to get better.


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 04:53 PM

I honestly think our chance of getting Lebron is about 0.001% chance. Realistically speaking. 


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:03 PM

A chance to potentially be coached by the game's greatest of all-time's (Jordan) coach as well as the NBA's greatest coach of all-time himself in Phil could be very tempting.


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:15 PM

Lebron does care about legacy. He also wants to be the biggest star ever.

I don't think he's coming to LA. But, there is value in it for him. He could always close out his career in Cleveland.

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:55 PM

I can't see Lebron leaving MIA unless Bosh and Wade really decline and opt in, making MIA a non-championship team with no way to get better.


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 06:20 PM

I can't see Lebron leaving MIA unless Bosh and Wade really decline and opt in, making MIA a non-championship team with no way to get better.


Which is possible. I don't see wade opting out at least because his market value would probably be low and Miami would probably only offer less than what hes making now

Bosh is more likely to opt out as he played a little better than wade overall but he's also someone who likely won't get that (last big deal)

So it's a possible scenario, but still unlikely Lebron comes here
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Posted July 17, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Which is possible. I don't see wade opting out at least because his market value would probably be low and Miami would probably only offer less than what hes making now

Bosh is more likely to opt out as he played a little better than wade overall but he's also someone who likely won't get that (last big deal)

So it's a possible scenario, but still unlikely Lebron comes here

 

I think it's still possible they both opt out. They were both really good during the regular season and their value may significantly decline later on.

 

Even if they can't get the same money for that one year, they may get more money overall than they would opting in and signing a new contract later on when they decline even further.

 

It's a really tricky situation with lots of variables. That's one of the reasons why I haven't been a big fan of the Lakers relying on FA as the sole source of rebuilding for the future.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 04:29 PM

http://espn.go.com/v...id=espn:9487144

 

They asked LeBron, but he said nothing. 


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 04:32 PM

http://espn.go.com/v...id=espn:9487144

 

They asked LeBron, but he said nothing. 

Shocker. Everyone thought he was going to announce what team he will play for on that very moment.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 04:34 PM

They way he blinked his eyes tells me it's the Lakers to lose. I think we got this guys/girls.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 04:41 PM

They way he blinked his eyes tells me it's the Lakers to lose. I think we got this guys/girls.

Well, he was wearing a red suit. That means he is staying in Miami.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 04:47 PM

I don't care until next off season. Until then, it's all about this season
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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Well, he was wearing a red suit. That means he is staying in Miami.

 

He is in the Illuminati, so he worships the Devil and that explains the red suit. Red Suit+Illuminati+Devil Worship=Lakers.

 

You have to see the bigger picture.

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I could be wrong though.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Had Miami lost to the spurs I give it a 50/50 chance: right now it's about a 15 percent chance

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:06 PM

The way I'm looking at it,

Cleveland 40%
Miami 40%
Los Angeles 20%

If Miami fails this season (and they will) then the percentages change depending on what Miami does roster-wise, but that still puts Cleveland ahead in my books.

Cleveland 50%
Miami 30%
Los Angeles 20%
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Posted July 21, 2013 - 09:20 PM

All ya'll hating LeBron for going to Miami....

When you consider the alternative





Can you really blame him? :laughing:


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Bob Ryan thinks LeBron and the Lakers are a natural fit:

 


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Bob Ryan thinks LeBron and the Lakers are a natural fit:

 


Bob Ryan and I are actually agreeing......


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Posted July 22, 2013 - 12:37 AM

I honestly think our chance of getting Lebron is about 0.001% chance. Realistically speaking. 

It's a lot better than that.

 

The Heat are quite limited in their flexibility going forward and with everyone getting older I think there is a good chance they don’t make it to the finals next summer and here’s the problem: that’s not going to change going forward, unless they unload a guy like Wade or Bosh, which they probably won’t/cant.

 

That being said, I think LBJ would prefer to stay in Miami, but not if they can’t compete.

 

His other options would be going back to a promising young squad headlined by Kyrie Irving in Cleveland (“the re-union”?) or to a major market like NY, Brooklyn, Chicago, Lakers or (gulp) the Clippers. Out of those five only the Bulls and Lakers could create enough cap-space to make a serious run.

I think he’ll go to Cleveland and re-deem himself, but I don’t think the Lakers are out of the running due to the simple fact that the possibility of playing on a team with Melo, Pau AND Kobe could be tough to turn down.



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Posted July 22, 2013 - 03:46 AM

It's a lot better than that.

 

The Heat are quite limited in their flexibility going forward and with everyone getting older I think there is a good chance they don’t make it to the finals next summer and here’s the problem: that’s not going to change going forward, unless they unload a guy like Wade or Bosh, which they probably won’t/cant.

 

That being said, I think LBJ would prefer to stay in Miami, but not if they can’t compete.

 

His other options would be going back to a promising young squad headlined by Kyrie Irving in Cleveland (“the re-union”?) or to a major market like NY, Brooklyn, Chicago, Lakers or (gulp) the Clippers. Out of those five only the Bulls and Lakers could create enough cap-space to make a serious run.

I think he’ll go to Cleveland and re-deem himself, but I don’t think the Lakers are out of the running due to the simple fact that the possibility of playing on a team with Melo, Pau AND Kobe could be tough to turn down.

If miami make the NBA finals or win an NBA championship, good bye any chance of Lebron coming here. 


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