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Where does LeBron end up?
« on: May 15, 2010, 03:47:27 PM »

Any predictions/guesses?
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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 04:06:43 PM »

Any predictions/guesses?

How could you possibly *fudge* up a 3 word post?
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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 04:46:57 PM »

Any predictions/guesses?

How could you possibly *fudge* up a 3 word post?

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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 04:55:56 PM »

Any predictions/guesses?

How could you possibly *fudge* up a 3 word post?

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My guess is New York.  But I think anything is possible.

I'm very interested to see how this shakes up the lottery and subsequent draft.

[Edit  See, now you got me doin' it.  LOL ]
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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 07:11:49 PM »

chicago.
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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 10:46:17 PM »

Interesting Bill Simmon's article:
http://sports.espn.go.com...s/100514&sportCat=nba
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2. If LeBron switches teams to a similar situation to the one he had in Cleveland these past two years (basically, LeBron and the LeBronettes), that won't translate to titles. (FYI: He finished seven wins short last spring and 10 wins short this spring. Not even close.) Staying in Cleveland, hiring John Calipari and sign-and-trading Jamison and Hickson to Toronto for Chris Bosh that won't solve the problem here. Neither will jumping to the Knicks/Clippers/Mavericks.

3. If he cares about winning titles (multiple) and reaching his full potential as a player, he has only one move: the Chicago Bulls. That's always been the play. If you've been listening to my podcast or reading this column, you know that I've been touting this possibility since the winter, and here's why: Deep down, I think LeBron (and, just as important, the people around him) realizes that he needs one more kick-ass player to make his life easier. That means Miami or Chicago. And really, I can't imagine him signing with Miami because Dwyane Wade is almost too good. LeBron wants help, but he doesn't want to be perceived as riding someone else's coattails, either. Wade might be the best player alive for all we know -- he certainly was in 2006, and he's been banged-up and trapped on bad teams ever since.

No, Chicago makes more sense. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah proved they were warriors these past two springs. They could be LeBron's Pippen/Grant or McHale/DJ. Easily. Rose could take the creative load off LeBron on nights when he doesn't have it. Rose could come through a few times in the clutch. Rose could hide some of LeBron's faults. It's the single smartest basketball move for LeBron James. It's the Michael Corleone move.

Of course, it doesn't have the same upside as New York: Biggest market, great fans, most meaning. If LeBron saved professional basketball in New York and brought Knicks fans their first title since 1973? That's the best available accomplishment in team sports right now. Name me a better one. You can't. Biggest star, biggest city. But it wouldn't be a smart basketball move. He could bring only one good free agent with him, and from what we've seen, would LeBron + (Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer, Joe Johnson or Amar'e Stoudemire) combined with what the Knicks already have (not much) translate to anything more than what just happened in Cleveland? Please. That's the Sonny Corleone move.

The other realistic option: Just stay in Cleveland. Finish what you started. That's the second-best available accomplishment in team sports right now: Be like Tim Duncan. Be the guy who didn't flee for greener pastures. Be the guy who stayed when almost everyone else would have left. Be the hometown kid who saved Cleveland sports, brought home the first title since 1964 and single-handedly removed the fatalistic malaise that hangs over the city. Be the guy who proved loyalty matters more than anything else. That's the Connie Corleone move. Remember when she finally forgave Michael for killing Carlo and became the matriarch of the family? Exactly. Family trumped logic.

(And yes, if you're scoring at home, the Clippers would be the Fredo Corleone move.)
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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2010, 07:18:16 AM »

lol, duncan didn't stay for some great moral reason (at least entirely)... he stayed because they paid him his market value and by that point of  his career, hi "game" wouldn't suit 90%+ of the other teams in the league.

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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2010, 02:53:49 PM »

Our long national nightmare is (almost) over.
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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010, 06:32:45 PM »

hahahaha, 3 all pros with 99% of the cap and 9 minor leaguers   should be good for about a 48 win season.

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Re: Where does LeBron end up?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010, 09:05:06 AM »

I'm just glad he didn't end up with the Knicks.
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