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Postby Doc Brown on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:44 pm

John3:16 wrote:It was Palmer who said that?


Yes. He went on a big rant and cherry picked the Lakers 04 team that lost in the Finals and said the Heat could match up with them.
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Postby therealdeal on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:08 pm

Yeah Palmer really had me hating the Heat even more. I already was hoping they'd lose, but after his tweets I was hoping they'd get blown. Something like losing three straight games by more than 15 points... but that couldn't happen.

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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby Weezy on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:23 pm

Wade never developed a jumper, it was all going to the hoop and not much else. The whole "fall 7 times" thing about how reckless he played, was mocked here by many because we could see where it was going to lead as he aged. "Fall 7 times, get up 6". Well it's happened, his whole game is based on crashing to the hoop, flopping to get the foul, jumping into guys to get the foul, and it's caught up to him. Now he's been exposed for lacking a mid range game, a quality jumper, and good footwork in the post, all things Kobe used to stay effective as he aged. At least LeBron on the other hand worked on his shot, much improved his 3 point shot, and added some game in the post.
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:37 pm

therealdeal wrote: but after his tweets I was hoping they'd get blown.


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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby adamkingadam on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:12 pm

therealdeal wrote:There's only one way to clear enough room to build something in LA that's better than staying in Miami and that's unloading Nash somehow. You get his contract off the books in any way shape or form and you have Kobe's 23.5, the Rookie's 2.4, and Sacre and Marshall which comes out to 1.8 million. That's only 27.7 million on the books. That leaves 34.6 million to spend. Use 22.4 on LeBron and you've got 12 million left to go get someone else. Maybe take back a contract so you get another first rounder. Maybe sign Deng or something like that. Then you acquire enough assets to make a move during the season for Love. Love/Kobe/Kang gets you to the Conference Finals I think.



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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby therealdeal on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:54 pm

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therealdeal wrote: but after his tweets I was hoping they'd get blown.


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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby Balance&Options24 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:02 pm

. Report: LeBron James and his wife ‘love Los Angeles’
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LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace
LeBron James’ season is over, and that means another free agent frenzy is brewing.

The Lakers are reportedly waiting to let LeBron choose their next coach, and I don’t believe it’s coincidence a report about LeBron’s unlimited options used the Clippers as its primary example.

Among the cities lining up to lure LeBron from the Heat, Los Angeles seems to be at the forefront.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:

a source said James and his wife, Savannah, love Los Angeles. LeBron James also is close with Clippers point guard Chris Paul and he admires coach Doc Rivers.

Spears is a reliable reporter, and I’m convinced he’s right: LeBron loves Los Angeles. I know LeBron also loves Miami. I bet he loves New York, too. (Sit down, Knicks fans.)

There are probably several cities LeBron enjoys. That doesn’t mean he’s leaving the Heat.

The Clippers are a non-starter unless Donald Sterling no longer owns the team. Although that seems likely before next season, it might not be sewn up before LeBron is ready to sign. Even if Sterling is ousted in time, the Clippers have no cap room. LeBron would have to convince Pat Riley to do a sign-and-trade, probably based around Blake Griffin.

The Lakers have bottomed out, and LeBron alone won’t make them stronger than the Heat were with him. Kobe Bryant is no longer the player he once was, and his salary drastically limits the Lakers’ options. If LeBron wants a situation like that, he might as well stick with Dwyane Wade. Maybe Carmelo Anthony also joining the Lakers would interest LeBron, but again, why not just do that in South Beach?

LeBron has been conspicuously mum about whether he will even terminate his contract to become a free agent this offseason. Asked last night about his decision, he said, “I haven’t even really thought about that just yet.”

Until he does, we’re left just grasping at clues about his future. His fondness for Los Angles is one piece, but in the bigger puzzle, it probably doesn’t mean much.

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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby JSM on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:02 pm

If he loves LA, then go to the Clippers. Stay the F off the Lakers. We're better than that.
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby Barnstable on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:34 pm

JSM wrote:If he loves LA, then go to the Clippers. Stay the F off the Lakers. We're better than that.


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Postby LakeShow85 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:54 pm

^^^^ :man10: :man10:
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:39 pm

Barnstable wrote:
JSM wrote:If he loves LA, then go to the Clippers. Stay the F off the Lakers. We're better than that.


Massa Sterling would love to see LeBron's strong Black body in the shower.

Lmao
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Postby Cleansed on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:28 pm

JSM wrote:If he loves LA, then go to the Clippers. Stay the F off the Lakers. We're better than that.


Thank you ! If i have to choose between watching the Lakers lose and winning with Lebron as a Laker...i'll happily lose for a few more seasons.
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby Cleansed on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:28 pm

Barnstable wrote:
JSM wrote:If he loves LA, then go to the Clippers. Stay the F off the Lakers. We're better than that.


Massa Sterling would love to see LeBron's strong Black body in the shower.


*read that in a Uncle Ruckus' voice
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby wcsoldier81 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:26 am

100%

John Havlicek (8/8)
K.C. Jones (8/8)
Tom Sanders (8/8)
Robert Horry (7/7)
Michael Jordan (6/6)
Scottie Pippen (6/6)
Ron Harper (5/5)
Steve Kerr (5/5)
Jim Pollard (5/5)
Larry Siegfried (5/5)

92%

Bill Russell (11/12)

91%

Sam Jones (10/11)

89%

Tom Heinsohn (8/9)

88%

Frank Ramsey (7/8)

86%

Jim Loscutoff (6/7)
Bob Cousy (6/7)

83%

Tim Duncan (5/6)
Don Nelson (5/6)
Dennis Rodman (5/6)

80%

Tony Parker (4/5)
Manu Ginobili (4/5)
Horace Grant (4/5)
Vern Mikkelsen (4/5)
John Salley (4/5)
Bill Sharman (4/5)
Jamaal Wilkes (4/5)

71%

Kobe Bryant (5/7)
Slater Martin (5/7)

66%

Shaquille O’Neal (4/6)
Robert Parish (4/6)
Kurt Rambis (4/6)

63%

Michael Cooper (5/8)
Derek Fisher (5/8)

60%

Kareem Abdul Jabbar (6/10)
Larry Bird (3/5)
A.C. Green (3/5)
Clyde Lovellette (3/5)
Kevin McHale (3/5)
Dwyane Wade (3/5)
Udonis Haslem (3/5)

56%

Magic Jonhson (5/9)

50%

Dennis Johnson (3/6)
Byron Scott (3/6)
James Worthy (3/6)

40%

LeBron James (2/5)

33%

Wilt Chamberlain (2/6)

11%

Jerry West (1/9)

0%

Elgin Baylor (0/8)
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby kenzo on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:55 am

Jerry's and Elgin's "numbers" makes me wanna :man6:
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Postby Magic Skywalker on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:17 am

I always wanna cry when I think about Elgin retiring exactly the year they finally won everything. The guy deserved that ring. He should've stayed one more year, even if playing less than Adam Morrison in 2010. Nobody would say he didn't deserve the ring.
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby OX1947 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:01 am

Barnstable wrote:
JSM wrote:If he loves LA, then go to the Clippers. Stay the F off the Lakers. We're better than that.


Massa Sterling would love to see LeBron's strong Black body in the shower.


:man10: :man10: :man10: :man10: :man10:
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby trodgers on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:18 am

Thanks, WCSoldier. I'll remove players who haven't won a Finals MVP, for legacy purposes...

wcsoldier81 wrote:100%
John Havlicek (8/8)
Michael Jordan (6/6)

83%
Tim Duncan (5/6)

80%
Tony Parker (4/5)

71%
Kobe Bryant (5/7)

66%
Shaquille O’Neal (4/6)

60%
Kareem Abdul Jabbar (6/10)
Larry Bird (3/5)
Dwyane Wade (3/5)

56%
Magic Johnson (5/9)

50%
Dennis Johnson (3/6)
James Worthy (3/6)

40%
LeBron James (2/5)

33%
Wilt Chamberlain (2/6)

11%
Jerry West (1/9)
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:12 am

^Hey he is only 13th from the top. :jam2:
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Postby John3:16 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:46 am

puffyusaf#2 wrote:^Hey he is only 13th from the top. :jam2:


To add insult to injury, his Finals MVP came when the Celts won the title.
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Postby Punk-101 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:47 am

Bill Russel never won finals MVP??? :man4:
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby Magic Skywalker on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:54 am

No, but that's only because the award is from 1969. There was no Finals MVP before that. Russell only "competed" for one Finals MVP, which is the one they gave Jerry West, even though his team actually lost (something that has yet to happen again, and probably, and hopefully, never will).

Though, even if they gave the award to a Celtic player, it would've probably gone to John Havlicek that year.
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby Punk-101 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:57 am

Got it. Thanks. I just googled it, and the damn award is actually called "The Bill Russell finals MVP award". Weird.
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Postby Magic Skywalker on Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:09 am

It got the name not many years ago, actually.

I don't think is weird though, even if he never won it, I don't think there is anyone more fitted to be the name of the award.
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Re: Official LBJ thread: 2/5 Finals! Lets talk REAL legacy

Postby Punk-101 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:16 am

Magic Skywalker wrote:I don't think is weird though, even if he never won it, I don't think there is anyone more fitted to be the name of the award.

It's not weird in that it's not fitting of his name. I just meant it's wierd that he doesn't have one when he should have a ton, just because the award started right after his time.
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