LooN3y wrote:Lets Go Lakers wrote:abeer3 wrote:I have zero respect for LeBron and wade for showing no competitive spirit in 2010, and i'll have even less for all this time around.
we've been over this before, but guys like kobe, magic, bird, mj...they wouldn't have done this.
You don't know that for sure. Magic came into a great situation and had a stacked team from the get go. Same with Larry Bird. And Jordan had Pippen and Grant a couple of years after he entered the league. Kobe had Shaq then Gasol.
Who did LeBron have in Clev? Mo Williams? The guy took a bunch of scrubs and helped them overachieve for years. You really don't know what these guys would've done in the same situation as LeBron. I mean he was playing in Clev of all places? LOL. That's like the worst place to play in the NBA. His legacy was on the line. He had played 7 years and there was no light at the end of the tunnel. He took his future into his own hands instead of hoping that management would be able to get another star. And I can't blame him for it. And we just don't know what these other greats would've done in the same situation.
yeah that cleveland team that ESPN and everybody that wasn't a laker or celtic fan thought was gonna win it all every year.
in mo williams own words "we're the best team in basketball"
they were the top seed in the east in those years, they were the top 2-3 seed in the whole league in those years.
i wouldn't say they were particularly deep, but that goes for the same for all the teams in east at that time minus the celtics, who the cavs were also the favorite to beat them, and who also had a better record than them for a couple of years, BUT STILL couldn't get out of the east to the finals.
lmao they lost to the 09 magic because lebron choked and couldn't bring it to the table.
i knew they couldn't beat the lakers if the matched up, no way. and even then they were favorites over the lakers most of the year.
LGL, seriously i don't understand your logic sometimes. Cleveland IS a horrible place to play, but thats lebrons home town so the location isn't a major factor.
but the man teamed up with 2nd best SG in the league (LOL, there were tons that argued he was the best) and Arguably at that time before he joined the heat, bosh was considered one of the best PFs in the league.
they devalued them selves and teamed up together, that is some sack of BS.
before they came together, if you made a 2k team with bosh lebron and wade, you think your friend would be happy with that roster?
hell why didn't AI, Kobe,T-Mac, KG, Dirk, Duncan, any combination of the 3 just give up and team up? because the grind is too hard.
this is why i believe your a low key troll (no offense if you aren't)
And what did Cleveland do when he left? Who did they have that was good? Mo? Varejo? Please man. That Cleveland team was Lebron and a pretty unimpressive supporting cast.