IF U WERE LEBRON WHAT WOULD U DO

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i love how shameless (and otm) espn is being re this whole thing

The conference finals are under way, but let's be honest: The biggest story in the NBA is LeBron James' upcoming free-agency tour. Nothing less than the future of the league is at stake. OK, that might be a bit extreme, but you can argue that a player of his stature has never been available at such a young age. With that in mind, Insider brings you LeBron Week, a five-part look at every aspect of James' decision.

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2010 17:34 (nine years ago) link

At least one of the conf finals series is gonna have to be fantastic for the focus to shift back to, y'know, dudes playing basketball.

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Monday, 17 May 2010 17:36 (nine years ago) link

i mean if you're a casual nba fan not in bos/orl/la/phx you probably find the lebron story more interesting

call all destroyer, Monday, 17 May 2010 17:38 (nine years ago) link

hollinger's algorithm says that the players most suited for lebron are good shooting 4s i.e. bosh & nowitzki & to a lesser extent david lee, amare & boozer

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2010 17:38 (nine years ago) link

i find the lebron story way more interesting

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2010 17:39 (nine years ago) link

I'm surprised how relatively unfucked the cavs are if Lebron walks - I mean paying 46m for a 30-win team is painful and all but I had the idea it was a lot worse, especially with the jamison deal?

http://www.shamsports.com/content/pages/data/salaries/cavaliers.jsp

Gravel Puzzleworth, Monday, 17 May 2010 17:39 (nine years ago) link

the vast majority of teams have their books p clean past 2011 (lakers kind of an exception)

get me vlade'd (m bison), Monday, 17 May 2010 17:41 (nine years ago) link

well, tbh they would be pretty fucked -- aside what lebron leaving would do to them in terms of economics and morale, they would have a bottom 5 pick in the draft this year, and probably a low lottery pick next year, and they'd have a bunch of cap room but they'd have to convince a free agent to come there and they have no pitch aside from "lebron used to play here!" which isn't really an equation imo for ascending anywhere near the heights of where they have been in the past 3-4 years -- not to mention that if lebron stays in the eastern conference, & bosh and wade team up then they're really gonna be behind the 8 ball

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2010 17:43 (nine years ago) link

Jordan if u were Lebron what would you do?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Monday, 17 May 2010 17:49 (nine years ago) link

Oh wait you have already said bulls! M bison what would u do? Go to SA for min money?

Gravel Puzzleworth, Monday, 17 May 2010 17:50 (nine years ago) link

i would join the relief effort in haiti full time

get me vlade'd (m bison), Monday, 17 May 2010 17:52 (nine years ago) link

tbrr tho go to chi with bosh and try to pry philjax out of LA

get me vlade'd (m bison), Monday, 17 May 2010 17:56 (nine years ago) link

Does anyone have any links that shed light on what Bosh actually is looking for? Like, is he a chip-at-all-costs guy? Would he like being a #2 or #3 option? I feel I have no idea what he wants besides attention.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Monday, 17 May 2010 17:59 (nine years ago) link

he just wants 2 b loved

get me vlade'd (m bison), Monday, 17 May 2010 17:59 (nine years ago) link

and well-paid, but i don't think he's a gotta be #1 guy tbh

get me vlade'd (m bison), Monday, 17 May 2010 18:00 (nine years ago) link

i think he wants to escape canada

call all destroyer, Monday, 17 May 2010 18:01 (nine years ago) link

i think everyone assumes he's a miami lock? altho i guess a lebron sign & trade with chi would open the door for him going to the bulls? but more realistically the heat

J0rdan S., Monday, 17 May 2010 18:03 (nine years ago) link

iirc the Cavs don't have any picks in this years draft

lebrons elbow (brownie), Monday, 17 May 2010 19:00 (nine years ago) link

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I wasn't buying it but did Delonte West really Smash LeBron's mom? Factual info only Please and Thanx.

forksclovetofu, Monday, 17 May 2010 22:59 (nine years ago) link

yeah, i heard he did. twice.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 17 May 2010 23:00 (nine years ago) link

heh, that's pretty much exactly what I thought when I heard about O recommending chicago

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 29 May 2010 12:51 (nine years ago) link

four weeks pass...

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System, Monday, 28 June 2010 23:04 (nine years ago) link

i would insist on a sign-and-trade with the minnesota timberwolves.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 28 June 2010 23:15 (nine years ago) link

I just wish he would confide in Dan Gilbert and say, "Look, don't tell anyone, but I'm signing with Chicago (or whoever) next year." That way, at least the Cavs could prepare for a LeBron-less future. As it is now, they're completely stuck in the dark and have no way to rebuild the team. Plus, there's the whole thing about how he's selfishly doing this all for his ego, and to be honest he's really pissing me off.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:55 (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

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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 (eleven months ago) link

the drake part was pretty good i thought

J0rdan S., Monday, 15 October 2018 02:19 (eleven months ago) link

it's fun to hear lebron curse

J0rdan S., Monday, 15 October 2018 02:19 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) link


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