The Madness of King James

The Madness of King James

Postby clublakers on Wed May 28, 2003 6:41 am

please post your editorial comments here.

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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Wed May 28, 2003 10:52 am

Wow, what a great article Snakell, I absolutly love it.

Anyways, I really have mixed feelings on your thoughts about "King James."

First off, you said that you don't know the future, well your right. But does a shoe contract deal think about his skill level now, or his work ethic? Think about it. Maybe Anthony has a stronger work ethic than James, I agree with you and I would draft Anthony.

I also believe every columnist, writer, analyzer, and person who thinks James will come right in, with Cleavland, first off bond properly to the cast, and turn that team around is just living in the "hype".

Great article Snakell... Nice to see someone out of the hype.
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Postby LakersGyrl2003 on Wed May 28, 2003 11:18 am

My my!!! Great article! I loved how u summed it up at the end. Nike took a gamble at an unproven teen, and sooner or later the consequences will come, whether bad or good. They had a chance at signing the great proven star in Kobe, but because of the hype in Bron, they chose him. This sux for Kobe fans, but good things happen to those who wait, and Kob's doin just that. Yea, let's see how well Bron handles the pressure that Cleveland or any team that picks him up gives him... Carmello is gonna be a better assest cuz he has college ball experience, and went all the way.
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Postby Snakell Beast on Wed May 28, 2003 2:53 pm

Thanx y'all. It was my pet project, someone on the board wanted a LeBron article, so I studied some stats and wrote it. I thought the title was great too...

And no, Nike (and other shoe companies) obviously don't care for the future all that much, otherwise they would have signed Kobe at the drop of a hat, the guy might be going into his 8th season, but at 24 (25 in a few months) I guess they felt he is a bit too long in th tooth....he's not 3 anymore...I guess he made the mistake of proving himself...
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Wed May 28, 2003 3:22 pm

I guess they felt he is a bit too long in th tooth....he's not 3 anymore...I guess he made the mistake of proving himself...

Oh my god that is so true...
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Postby #1_Kobe_fan on Wed May 28, 2003 8:47 pm

nice work Snakell Beast. You hit all the points. A well written article.






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Postby Danny Ainge on Wed May 28, 2003 9:01 pm

Damn Snakell Can you please lower your level of intelligence so I don't seem to be a complete moron when I talk.
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Postby LakersGyrl2003 on Wed May 28, 2003 11:40 pm

Danny Ainge wrote:Damn Snakell Can you please lower your level of intelligence so I don't seem to be a complete moron when I talk.


:man6: awww just look up tha words on the net... They're help ya out... It's Nike's fault they didn't get Kobe, so they figure why not sign a hyped teen to lead them to the "promise land" :man2:
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Postby Snakell Beast on Thu May 29, 2003 5:00 pm

Kobe's Nike endoresement deal will be roughly 40 mil over 5 years...a solid deal and fair. I think Kobe's street cred is what keeps him from getting the huge contracts. LeBron is still an unknown commodity and sometimes we pay more for those...plus he has more all around appeal because he is young (18) and has both street and NBA cred when he plays in Cleveland...but I would have given LeBron 70 mil and Kobe 70 mil...that is me tho...

Thanx DA, I'm glad to know my dizzying intellect has made an impact on you, but you are certainly not a moron...
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Postby Danny Ainge on Thu May 29, 2003 5:03 pm

Tnaky yo Snakell you speaka truoo I no Moron I thunk
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Thu May 29, 2003 7:32 pm

"Doesn't that mean LeBron is better? That would seem to be the illogical logic that permeates the public perception of this post pubescent phenom with plenty yet to prove…"

Heh, god I love that!
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Postby Danny Ainge on Thu May 29, 2003 7:37 pm

Surely no one will win an intelligance battle of Snakell. He has an IQ of 175 or something like that.
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Postby Snakell Beast on Thu May 29, 2003 7:44 pm

Well, 146-151...but close enough for government work
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Postby Danny Ainge on Thu May 29, 2003 7:53 pm

I'll say
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Thu May 29, 2003 7:58 pm

Snakell, D.A., cheers to the both of ya, cheers to the official ClubLaker editorial writers! :pipe:
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Postby Danny Ainge on Thu May 29, 2003 8:00 pm

As to you my good lad :bow:
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Postby Reddy on Fri May 30, 2003 5:43 am

Lakers Dynasty 2000 wrote:Snakell, D.A., cheers to the both of ya, cheers to the official ClubLaker editorial writers! :pipe:


you smoke?! :man10:
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Postby Slayer Alstarx on Fri May 30, 2003 9:50 am

Great article!
If I had my druthers, I'd go with Anthony.
There are so many "out of highschool the next great thing" guys that fade away. It's amazing how much they are gambling on this unproven high school player.
It's like high school in general. You leave highschool with a 4.5 GPA, all honors this and that, only to get to college and find out that the place is chock full of highschool phenoms that can't keep pace with the college rigors.
It's already a tremendous leap from the college ranks to the pros, imagine the leap that yet another highschool baller will have to make.
When I was in Highscool, the season was about 20 games, with tournements around Christmas, etc.
From 20 games a season, travelling by bus, to 82 games a year travelling by plane, changing time zones, sleeping in hotels ( I have trouble sleeping in hotels, too many unsual noises), being hounded by the press, and probably a thousand other new things to deal with, in addition to playing ball at a pro level :man4: !
At least Kobe was more prepared as he travelled with his family internationally.
I hope James is up to the task. But for now, I doubt it.
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Fri May 30, 2003 2:54 pm

Well the leap is def. a large one. But I think James can prove everyone that he is ready. His body is def. a matured one.

The thing is, if Cleavland makes him a franchise player, they will be great. But who knows, he could be traded on draft day to another team. Don't count Cleavland to hold James... yet...
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