LTLakerFan wrote: purp n gold wrote:
I love it all. Reading through these tweets is oddly like the doomsday thread
With his "GM" act and yelling already at others….. he's too dumb to realize it yet but he has already done it. Stepped right into a bleep
storm only 6 games into the season with his new team, that he was going (in his words to Cuban) to be "EPIC" with. LMFAO. The public and even ESPN is so divided on this guy, leaning toward negative, that it is all about to come crashing down on him. Unless he suddenly has an epiphany. I think he is too self absorbed to have an epiphany so this season is going to be FUN. He may make LeBron's season after "The Decision" and losing to Dallas after that, look like child's play. Because like others have said, he never developed skills to buckle down and develop further to a needed level for the position he plays. LeBron only got out of hell because he has many more skills and he finally won. He almost fell right back into it in that last minute of that collapse against San Antonio. Welcome to that
LBJ had potential to become a WINNER. Dwight don't.
Like that tweeter said, until a McHale, or any other coach convinces Dwight to become a center version of Dennis Rodman, I don't see an epiphany coming for him.
You're on to something. In my opinion, one of the worst qualities of LBJ's decision was how unbelievably manufactured the whole process appeared. I did not like being fed a spoon of BS. For Dwight haters like ourselves, I think the best part about watching the Dwightmare is realizing how legitimate, or real, his mental problems are. In this superstar era of pro-sports, he might go down as the most tragic case of "wants to be the guy for all the wrong reasons".
The decision obviously vilified LBJ. This was confounded by playing poorly in the clutch and losing to the Mavs in the finals. But there was always a large amount of statistical evidence that suggested that he was steadily getting better. And we eventually saw the improvements too - he grew from a good defender to an elite/all time defender, added 3 pt range, then his post game, and now his midrange shot is very good. It is difficult to root for him, but an objective basketball fan understands why he's as good as he is.
If aliens somehwere were monitoring the performance of NBA players, they would have seen the LBJ wave coming. We couldn't because he's a douchebag.
As for Mr. Coward, we've CLEARLY seen his weaknesses remain unaddressed and the numbers suggest that he's regressing. He put it together for a couple of years with the right coach, StanVan, but he won't ever get to that point on his own.