IF U WERE LEBRON WHAT WOULD U DO

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potential room to add one more major piece (i have read that but i don't understand how it is possible).

i believe they would have to move beasley & their first round pick in order to do this (as well as james jones, but i think he has a team option, so maybe they can just decline it? i'm not totally sure on the details tho)

contl;drizer (J0rdan S.), Friday, 14 May 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) link

they would definitely have to trade beasley, with james jones they have a team option for the next three years, so i'm not sure if they can decline it this year and essential void the contract or what the rules are there

contl;drizer (J0rdan S.), Friday, 14 May 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

so you'd have three max guys and have to luck out big time on the entire rest of the team aka the 2008 celtics plan.

call all destroyer, Friday, 14 May 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

udonis haslem is a pretty solid piece. the others???? q = the new eddie house?

retarded candle burning at both ends (dyao), Friday, 14 May 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

yeah their roster at that point would be

wade
bosh
lebron/stoudemire etc
mario chalmers
dequan cook

& that's it

profit???

contl;drizer (J0rdan S.), Friday, 14 May 2010 18:10 (nine years ago) link

they literally would have no one else under contract so idk who they would try and sign

contl;drizer (J0rdan S.), Friday, 14 May 2010 18:10 (nine years ago) link

i guess they would have a second round pick to add to that as well

contl;drizer (J0rdan S.), Friday, 14 May 2010 18:10 (nine years ago) link

this situation reminds me jordan/bulls after the last elimination vs Detroit..

sad cuz i dont want lebron to repeat jordans trajectory =/

moullet, Friday, 14 May 2010 18:50 (nine years ago) link

simmons says it's nyc, cleve, or chicago, depending on what lbj wants. intriguing column. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100514&sportCat=nba

call all destroyer, Friday, 14 May 2010 18:57 (nine years ago) link

I think Chicago is the wise move, too. If not there, someplace where there is a nucleus of a team that he can be placed into. Gotta have a decent to good point guard who is (1) level-headed enough to run the offense and (2) talented enough to score 12 - 17 per game. Also gotta have a center or forward who plays defense and rebounds.

Add to that the big market considerations - LeBron wants to get PAID on an MJ level, and small market towns ain't gonna do it.

I'm thinking Chicago. New York would get him paid, and he may eke out a championship, but not any time soon. If Atlanta makes some smart moves and gets a good coach, they're always going to be in contention. Orlando, not going anywhere. Celtics are done in 1 - 3 years, but will still make the playoffs around Rondo/Davis/Perkins. So, there's no guarantee you're coming out of the East in the next 3 - 5. Out West? Dallas? Could work, actually, but what of Dirk? Phoenix would certainly be a hoot, but they don't have the cap room. Lakers out. Clippers - no way is he going to play for Donald Sterling. No way. Spurs? I hope not. That would be freaking deadly.

I don't know. I want to put more thought into this, but I'm at work for at least the next five hours.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 19:27 (nine years ago) link

Yeah Chicago is his best option. As a Bulls fan, I wouldn't be upset if he came here but I wouldn't be thrilled about it either. It's always more fun to root for the underdog. I envisioned the Bulls becoming the well-rounded, scrappy team who sticks it to the one-dimensional star-driven teams of Kobe, Wade, Lebron, etc. With LeBron here, anything less than multiple titles is a failure. There's no joy, just relief. Plus there's the hollowness of importing an already-formed star. MJ started out as a Bull, and the Bulls were underdogs for quite awhile. It's a bit like if you and your boys are doing well in the rec league, you're getting better, you might eventually be the best team...and then someone brings in a ringer from out of town and you're unstoppable but it's not as fulfilling as if you did it on your own and beat the odds y'know?

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 19:41 (nine years ago) link

no, i don't know, because winning championships is rad no matter how it happens

call all destroyer, Friday, 14 May 2010 19:44 (nine years ago) link

but if you want a team that maybe goes six games in the conference finals at some point be my guest, more for the rest of us

call all destroyer, Friday, 14 May 2010 19:45 (nine years ago) link

you're a yankees fun aren't you

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 19:46 (nine years ago) link

hahaha no i'm not. let me be really real with you--when the celtics traded for ray and kg there was a little bit of that hand-wringing: "aw, we brought in ringers, wouldn't it have been more fun if we had gotten lol greg oden and built a winner out of him and like al jefferson and ryan gomes shooting baseline jumpers" and whoever else we had at the time. but it didn't take long for most reasonable people to appreciate and enjoy watching pro basketball played at a really, really high level night in and night out, and by the time the c's were embarassing the lakers in the nba championship this wasn't even a point you could make.

so like, i know what you're thinking. but you're wrong :)

call all destroyer, Friday, 14 May 2010 19:51 (nine years ago) link

oh for sure, this is my thinking now, before The Ringer has ever donned a Bulls jersey. could def see it getting wiped away by the end of the 1st game of the new dynasty, let alone the 1st title.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 19:58 (nine years ago) link

The Lakers are not one dimensional at all, and certainly less so than the Miami Dwaynes and the Cleveland Mo Williamses.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:11 (nine years ago) link

shh don't ruin my storyline

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:15 (nine years ago) link

We were totally fine with Pau joining the team a few years ago. Just sayin'.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:24 (nine years ago) link

"I figured LeBron out, dude. I think you define a player by defining what is most important to them in one word.

"MJ -- Winning. Hands down, all he wanted to do was win. And that's over-used for a lot of athletes, but not him.

"Kobe -- Greatness. Yes he's going to win some, but only because he wants to be considered great and that will be a by-product at times. But you'd also see him shoot his team out of a game; jack 3s when he should press the issue and get to the paint. He didn't mind losing a few games if people came away saying 'Kobe is great; look what happens when he doesn't shoot.'"

"LeBron -- Amaze. I think he just really wants to amaze people. Which is why he spends 10 minutes before the game throwing underhand, left-hand half-court shots. Why he celebrates amazing dunks and blocks, but isn't working just as hard to win. I know the Cavs aren't great without him, but he's got PLENTY on that team to win rings with."

Is that totally fair? Probably not. But just for fun, let's extend Chris' game ...

Russell, Magic, Bird, Duncan, Walton, West and Havlicek: Winning.

Wilt: Numbers.

Oscar and Barry: Perfection.

Shaq: Fame.

Kareem and Elgin: Pride.

Moses: Rebounds.

Malone and Garnett: Work.

Barkley: Fun.

Cousy, Stockton, Isiah, Pippen and Nash: Team.

I think that's pretty otm. Question for me is, which one applies to Wade? Guess that's yet to be determined.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:25 (nine years ago) link

duh of course you were, it's the Lakers, it's LA.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:26 (nine years ago) link

I would have to say "Competing," as in you have to knock him out to beat him?

Dude has played at a high level through so many injuries. He's not as purposefully flashy as Bron, and I don't think he has the giant sense of selfness that Kobe has.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:28 (nine years ago) link

duh of course you were, it's the Lakers, it's LA.

Meaning what, sir?

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:29 (nine years ago) link

All that I know is that 55 year old secretaries be pointing out flaws in defensive schemes during the regular season out here. LA is a pro hoops town, man. They LOVE some NBA out here.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

Meaning like NYC it's win at all cost, no excuses.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

And what possible excuse could there be? Dude, its PROFESSIONAL sports. C.R.E.A.M., son.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:32 (nine years ago) link

BTW, as a life-long Orioles fan, I would be totally fine with the Earth opening up and swallowing Yankee Stadium WHOLE. Giant patch of green in the South Bronx. Awesome.

I would worry about Jigga and his head gear, but he's got some means, so he would find something else to wear.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:36 (nine years ago) link

MIAMIMIAMIMIAMIMIAMIMIAMI.

btw,

yeah their roster at that point would be

wade
bosh
lebron/stoudemire etc
mario chalmers
dequan cook

& that's it

profit???

the profit would be 4 -- 5 straight championships.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 14 May 2010 20:37 (nine years ago) link

Shaq: Twitter

max, Friday, 14 May 2010 20:42 (nine years ago) link

Keith Van Horn: Video Game Covers

max, Friday, 14 May 2010 20:42 (nine years ago) link

Wade/Bosh/Lebron would be some scary, scary shit. You and I could fill out the starting 5, and they'd still take 50 games.

alright, 45, but they'd still make a run in the playoffs.

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:43 (nine years ago) link

Pau Gasol: Trying to grow a beard

max, Friday, 14 May 2010 20:43 (nine years ago) link

Sheed: Hamburgers

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:43 (nine years ago) link

Paul Pierce: Face Pubes

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

praying for miami. bienvenido a miami, lebron james.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 14 May 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

Dominque Wilkins: Windmill

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

Artest, Rodman: hairdye

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

Daryl Dawkins: whambamthankyoumamslamiam

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:45 (nine years ago) link

Dave Cowens: floor burns

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:51 (nine years ago) link

Patrick Ewing: Steps

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:52 (nine years ago) link

Shaun Kemp: booty

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:52 (nine years ago) link

New Jersey Nets: Pride

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 14 May 2010 20:54 (nine years ago) link

Jay Williams: speeding

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 20:55 (nine years ago) link

Shaun Kemp: booty daddy

Let Amare go ham like he was all you can eating it (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:00 (nine years ago) link

Pistol Pete: please don't hurt me, daddy

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:25 (nine years ago) link

hey stupid question, but doesn't the prospect of a sign and trade make any team a possibility for lebron? i know miami, and chi and nets etc can also sign him outright but what's to stop him from saying, you know what, i wanna play for orlando with dwight and orlando ships lewis and some other contracts to make it work?

heartbreakin' 2: electric boohoohoo ;_; (m bison), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:56 (nine years ago) link

i heard that's a possibility yeah

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:56 (nine years ago) link

want to see this regardless of implications

requiem for a wishburger (tremendoid), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:57 (nine years ago) link

lebron 2 bobcats

am0n, Friday, 14 May 2010 21:59 (nine years ago) link

lebron to olympiakos

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 May 2010 22:00 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, I don't think LeBron is coming off very well this summer.

Clay, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:56 (nine years ago) link

i think he will get over it by taking a bath in ben franklins

paul wallowitz and chaimillionaire - get ya mind kashrut (m bison), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:58 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, I don't think LeBron is coming off very well this summer.

better now than if he did a "tour" of the cities with teams wooing him.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 29 June 2010 03:16 (nine years ago) link

see i don't see what's wrong with doing a tour of such cities -- it would be pretty pointless since he's been to all these places, but if anything i think it's more self-centered to be like "NO YOU COME TO ME"

incredible length (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 03:33 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

otm

ksmh (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 29 June 2010 23:18 (nine years ago) link

wait, which two of you would join the clippers if you were lebron?

i am worried about your well-being.

Clay, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 00:06 (nine years ago) link

OH FIVE PEOPLE GOT IT RIGHT

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 30 June 2010 00:09 (nine years ago) link

voted 4 miami, riles was the tie-breaker w chi

paul wallowitz and chaimillionaire - get ya mind kashrut (m bison), Wednesday, 30 June 2010 02:21 (nine years ago) link

first of all

pros: best city with an nba team

i mean... lol. just.... laughing out loud.

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altered scones (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 8 July 2010 08:16 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

funny thread

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 June 2012 21:31 (seven years ago) link

none of us knew how the heat would fit three max guys!

call all destroyer, Friday, 29 June 2012 21:49 (seven years ago) link

yeah their roster at that point would be

wade
bosh
lebron/stoudemire etc
mario chalmers
dequan cook

& that's it

profit???

― contl;drizer (J0rdan S.), Friday, May 14, 2010 2:10 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

call all destroyer, Friday, 29 June 2012 21:49 (seven years ago) link

profit!!

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 June 2012 21:49 (seven years ago) link

none of us knew how the heat would fit three max guys!

― call all destroyer, Friday, June 29, 2012 5:49 PM (31 seconds ago) Bookmark

yeah i was legit stumped by the presence of james jones. i guess they bought him out? i don't even remember.

i guess the one thing we didn't know is that they all would end up giving up some money

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 June 2012 21:50 (seven years ago) link

yeah that seems like the key

call all destroyer, Friday, 29 June 2012 21:50 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...
one month passes...

Anyone watching The Shop on HBO?

not super groundbreaking or anything, but it's really engaging, Lebron is a cool guy. Mo Bamba and Victor Oladipo seem really nice, Ben Simmons seemed ok

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:13 (one year ago) link

the drake part was pretty good i thought

J0rdan S., Monday, 15 October 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

it's fun to hear lebron curse

J0rdan S., Monday, 15 October 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

Drake part was prob my least fav but obv the most noteworthy. I just like seeing the dudes shoot the breeze. First ep was more natural imo.

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Monday, 15 October 2018 03:10 (one year ago) link


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