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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #120 on: July 07, 2010, 04:17:39 PM »
Knicks confirmed.

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #121 on: July 07, 2010, 04:19:06 PM »
LeBron to Knicks or Nets apparently. The neighorhood also happens to be an area where Jay-Z and Beyonce were shopping for mansions  :lol
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #122 on: July 07, 2010, 04:20:54 PM »
What a dumb fucking move if true.  Lebron is not smart.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #123 on: July 07, 2010, 04:30:43 PM »
Ban bet: Knicks+LeBron won't win more games than Cle did this year lol
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #124 on: July 07, 2010, 04:30:58 PM »
But Lebron and Amare going to the Knicks might just make them legit enough for Stern to grant them a championship.  

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #125 on: July 07, 2010, 04:31:33 PM »
*remains pessimistic*

*yet can't contain boner*
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #126 on: July 07, 2010, 04:33:29 PM »
If LeBron thinks his best chance at a championship is with the New York Knicks we can say "hey kids, a college education is useful no matter what you do with your life."

christ, so true.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #127 on: July 07, 2010, 04:37:35 PM »
If LeBron thinks his best chance at a championship is with the New York Knicks we can say "hey kids, a college education is useful no matter what you do with your life."
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #128 on: July 07, 2010, 04:39:08 PM »
Kevin Durant signed a new deal with OKC for five years and $86 million, so he's not going anywhere anytime soon.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #129 on: July 07, 2010, 04:41:56 PM »
In another sign that Satan just threw another log on the fire, Chad Ford reports that Cleveland has reached out to Utah about possibly doing a sign-and-trade for Carlos Boozer in hopes that it would be enough to keep James in Akron.

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/17751/can-boozer-deliver-lebron

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #130 on: July 07, 2010, 04:45:21 PM »
Cleveland fans hate Boozer  :lol
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #131 on: July 07, 2010, 04:47:31 PM »
If he keeps James in town, those boos will (re)turn to "Booz" in no time at all.

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #132 on: July 07, 2010, 04:47:59 PM »
Loozer won't help any team win a championship.  Guy barely blocked more shots than Jason Kidd.  If Carlos goes against LA in the finals, he'd just get destroyed by Gasol again.  

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #133 on: July 07, 2010, 04:51:13 PM »
Boozer sucks. More reason to go to Chicago or Miami.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #134 on: July 07, 2010, 04:54:55 PM »
 :lol I cant believe there is going to be a tv show for Lebron's selection. smh
I didn't think he was that full of himself.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #135 on: July 07, 2010, 04:58:07 PM »
*remains pessimistic*

*yet can't contain boner*

Agreed

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #136 on: July 07, 2010, 04:59:00 PM »
LeBRON JAMES LAUNCHES LeBRON JAMES SPORTS NETWORK; ALL LeBRON, ALL THE TIME
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #137 on: July 07, 2010, 05:20:30 PM »
ESPN has Boozer to Bulls. 5 years, 80 mil.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nba/news/story?id=5361792

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #138 on: July 07, 2010, 05:33:09 PM »
Well, now we know what team LeBron should NOT go to.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #139 on: July 07, 2010, 05:35:43 PM »
ESPN has Boozer to Bulls. 5 years, 80 mil.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nba/news/story?id=5361792

Interesting. I honestly don't know where Lebron is going at this moment...

But staying in Cleveland is looking less and less likely.

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #140 on: July 07, 2010, 05:37:53 PM »
:lol

Lebron needs support if he moves to NY anything.

nicca should have came to Houston.

Dumb fuck.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #141 on: July 07, 2010, 05:38:22 PM »
Well, now we know what team LeBron should NOT go to.

Yep.

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Cleveland.
New York.
New Jersey.

And, obviously, the Clippers.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #142 on: July 07, 2010, 05:38:56 PM »
Nobody finds it convenient that tomorrow is the day that Chicago is unloading Hinrich off the books, clearing cap space for LeBron? Hmm? Hmm?
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #143 on: July 07, 2010, 05:39:43 PM »
LeBron should just go to OKC and play with Durant.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #144 on: July 07, 2010, 05:40:18 PM »
Tomorrow is also the first day they can move that contract, it also lines up with LeBron's basketball camp being over.

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #145 on: July 07, 2010, 05:41:57 PM »
What would be funny is if LeBron decided to go to Chicago, Boozer had already signed, and then Washington said "you know what, about our deal.... yeah...."

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #146 on: July 07, 2010, 05:43:15 PM »
The ultimate way to screw over Chicago
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #147 on: July 07, 2010, 05:45:26 PM »
LeBRON JAMES LAUNCHES LeBRON JAMES SPORTS NETWORK; ALL LeBRON, ALL THE TIME

Lebron announces he'll be playing for the newest expansion team, the Jamestown Lebrons.  :smug :patel

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #148 on: July 07, 2010, 05:46:19 PM »
LeBRON JAMES ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM NBA, STARTING NEW LEAGUE WHERE HE WILL PLAY 1-ON-1 AGAINST ANYBODY AND ALSO THE ENTIRE CLIPPERS ROSTER
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #149 on: July 07, 2010, 07:34:23 PM »
Chicago  :o

do it lebron, it's the only logical option
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #150 on: July 07, 2010, 07:40:51 PM »
LeBron should just go to OKC and play with Durant.

 :lol

Oh God, that's so fucking hilarious. I think I just peed my pants.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #151 on: July 07, 2010, 07:54:02 PM »
looks like it's gonna happen smh
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #152 on: July 07, 2010, 07:56:17 PM »
poor ohio
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #153 on: July 07, 2010, 07:56:21 PM »
ITT Wrath2X decides which NBA team he's "always" been a fan of.  

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #154 on: July 07, 2010, 07:57:24 PM »
ITT Wrath2X decides which NBA team he's "always" been a fan of.  

:rofl
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #155 on: July 07, 2010, 07:57:39 PM »
ITT Wrath2X decides which NBA team he's "always" been a fan of.  
:lol
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #156 on: July 07, 2010, 07:58:39 PM »
ITT Wrath2X decides which NBA team he's "always" been a fan of.  
:lol
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #157 on: July 07, 2010, 08:00:36 PM »
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #158 on: July 07, 2010, 08:14:06 PM »
How could James NOT be full of himself. He's basically been hailed as the next Michael Jordan since he was in high school. Fuck, he was talking about jumping ship to another team 2 or 3 years ago JUST so that it would be this big of a deal.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #159 on: July 07, 2010, 08:17:23 PM »
yeah he's a prick.  but he's my prick dammit  :'(
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #160 on: July 07, 2010, 08:18:41 PM »
yeah he's a prick.  but he's my prick dammit  :'(

how do you not get the ladies with a prick that big
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #161 on: July 07, 2010, 09:06:33 PM »
LeBron should just go to OKC and play with Durant.

 :lol

Oh God, that's so fucking hilarious. I think I just peed my pants.

Yeah, you're right. OKC doesn't need an overpaid prima donna who fades in the playoffs.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #162 on: July 07, 2010, 09:27:59 PM »
My father, the biggest Knicks fan I know and the only person I know who has watched their games consistently for the past decade, doesn't think Lebron will leave Cleveland.

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #163 on: July 07, 2010, 09:30:38 PM »
Well thanks to Beezy's Magical Negro father, we can put that mystery to rest!
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #164 on: July 07, 2010, 09:31:40 PM »
Well thanks to Beezy's Magical Negro father, we can put that mystery to rest!

I bet he looks like Morgan Freeman, too.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #165 on: July 07, 2010, 09:34:23 PM »
If I simply said "according to my sources", you'd all believe me.

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #166 on: July 07, 2010, 09:35:14 PM »
"I think the fix is in, son. By a bowl of chitlins and greens, I do not think that King James will leave Cleveland."
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #167 on: July 07, 2010, 09:36:01 PM »
Fail, my father isn't from the south. :lol

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #168 on: July 07, 2010, 09:37:25 PM »
:rofl

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #169 on: July 07, 2010, 09:43:51 PM »
"Yo, Beezy, my son, check it - I do not think LeBron gonna break those Cavs."
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #170 on: July 07, 2010, 09:49:02 PM »
Fail, he doesn't listen to hip hop. He did basically say that he won't crush Cleveland like that though. :lol

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #171 on: July 07, 2010, 09:50:57 PM »
With Bosh set to join Wade in Miami instead of doing the sign-and-trade and joining LeBron in Cleveland, I have no idea how LeBron stays in town. That doesn't mean he won't, and it doesn't mean he wouldn't have competitive reasons to, it's just that those reasons are not readily apparent. Their roster is what it is, and they don't have much (if any?) cap room. It comes down to whether or not they're able to work trades is and obtain the right pieces.

Then again, Shaq comes off the books this year, right? Does that give them any room or were they screwed without that salary anyway?

no, they're capped out.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #172 on: July 07, 2010, 09:53:30 PM »
Actually, they can still have enough space for LeBron if they get rid of Beasley and thanks to the addition $2 million in cap space. But it would have to be a roster of league minimums for the rest of the spots, and that roster would be so top heavy that if any of the three get injuries, they're totally fucked.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #173 on: July 07, 2010, 09:54:13 PM »
It's still quite possible for LeBron to sign with the Heat. The salary cap came in a bit higher than expected.
According to ESPN's Chad Ford -

'Higher cap still means MIA can't sign 3 MAX contracts with Beasley but the three could take $$15,646,179, instead of $16,568,908'

At this point, a savvy bargain hunter like Sam Presti of OKC should swoop in and offer a couple of future picks for Beasley and get his salary off Miami's books. Beasley is a headcase and thus a risk, but he's still easily worth that.

Even if they don't get rid of him, Wade, Bosh and LeBron really wouldn't be giving up that much money. The marketing possibilities for a 'Dream Team' like that are off the charts - it would surely repay them for what they would give up on the contracts.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #174 on: July 07, 2010, 09:56:22 PM »
Actually, they can still have enough space for LeBron if they get rid of Beasley and thanks to the addition $2 million in cap space. But it would have to be a roster of league minimums for the rest of the spots, and that roster would be so top heavy that if any of the three get injuries, they're totally fucked.

Quality problem, and one that affects every other contender too. Think LA wins without Kobe or Pau?

Some pretty good players take the league minimum every year. That's a trend that will only increase next year. One year to re-tool for the Heat, max, then utter domination.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #175 on: July 07, 2010, 10:05:18 PM »
Bosh, LeBron and Wade on one team? Then even more players the next season? Dear lord.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #176 on: July 07, 2010, 10:07:00 PM »
This is Riley's bid to out-do Jerry West. If he signs all 3 of those guys in their primes, he goes down as the greatest GM of the salary cap era, most likely.
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #177 on: July 08, 2010, 12:40:15 AM »
Ray Allen re-ups with the Celtics. 2 years. 20 million dollars.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5362387

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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #178 on: July 08, 2010, 01:50:10 AM »
@chadfordinsider Miami Thrice RT @Chris_Broussard Sources w/knowledge of situation saying LeBron will join Wade & Bosh in Miami, barring late change of heart 4 minutes ago

on like donkey kong?
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Re: NBA Off-season Thread of Thursday Lebron ESPN Specials
« Reply #179 on: July 08, 2010, 01:52:24 AM »
That would be his best option as things are now, I'd say.  It's a bummer for me as a Cavs fan, but I'll still avidly watch that Heat team as much as possible next year if true.  They'll be fucking fun to watch.
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