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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

ESPN / KVV: The mistrial of Lebron James
http://espn.go.com/n...s-espn-magazine

Kevin Van Valkenburg's first story for ESPN The Magazine.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

Very good article.

LeBron is obviously a very polarizing figure.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:17 PM

How many more titles will Miami win? What do you think?


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:23 PM

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:31 PM

Well James is there for four more years, so I think two 'ships is reasonable there with his prime. Will he resign and make it his long term home? I dunno. I'll say 3 more in the next 4-7 years. Having the monkey off his back is big.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:33 PM

I'd say 2 more is a good bet. Wouldn't surprise me if they won more than that though. I honestly see a good chance of OKC/Heat becoming a modern day Lakers/Celtics, which would be great for the NBA, IMHO.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:34 PM

Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

They're going to have a healthy Bulls team to contend with next season...
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

Well James is there for four more years, so I think two 'ships is reasonable there with his prime. Will he resign and make it his long term home? I dunno. I'll say 3 more in the next 4-7 years. Having the monkey off his back is big.

Actually th can all opt out after 2014.

For now, there is only a guarantee of 2 more seasons.

DWade is an old 30 too.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

They're going to have a healthy Bulls team to contend with next season...


Rose will likely miss much of the season and may not be himself when he returns.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:22 PM

It's hard to answer this question. Guys like Nash, Ray Allen, etc can really influence what happens next year.

I'll just say one more for now.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:22 PM

Rose will likely miss much of the season and may not be himself when he returns.


I hadn't heard he's likely to miss most of next season. That's a shame.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

I thought last year's defeat was overblown, of course many got a thrill out of LeBron being "ringless." But for a guy who was 26, a bit too much of that was made. I think he got the last laugh this year. Now of course, with the not 1... 7, comment, assuming he never gets to that, you know his critics will say he never lived up to his own expectations.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:49 AM

The question was how many more Miami will win, not LeBron. I think Miami will win 1 or 2 more in the coming 5-6 years. I think LeBron will win another 2-3 for his career, just not all with Miami.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:52 PM

The question was how many more Miami will win, not LeBron. I think Miami will win 1 or 2 more in the coming 5-6 years. I think LeBron will win another 2-3 for his career, just not all with Miami.


Think he'll go back to Cleveland?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:45 AM

Think he'll go back to Cleveland?


Uh, no. Even if he wanted to, I don't think they'd let him cross the threshold into the arena.

I'm thinking more like LAC or NY.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

I just hope they win at least 5 in a row, if only to piss "BNickle" off more... ;)
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

Uh, no. Even if he wanted to, I don't think they'd let him cross the threshold into the arena.

I'm thinking more like LAC or NY.


Interesting.

See, I think his legacy takes a hit if he plays on 3 teams in his prime.

It's cool to play for 2 teams, since he really only got to pick one of them. And it's fine to go play the final two years with someone, like a Karl Malone, etc...

But to play with 3 different teams in your prime hurts your legacy a bit IMO if you're talking about the best player in the game.

It didn't hurt Shaq but he wasn't near Lebron's level.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

Interesting.

See, I think his legacy takes a hit if he plays on 3 teams in his prime.

It's cool to play for 2 teams, since he really only got to pick one of them. And it's fine to go play the final two years with someone, like a Karl Malone, etc...

But to play with 3 different teams in your prime hurts your legacy a bit IMO if you're talking about the best player in the game.

It didn't hurt Shaq but he wasn't near Lebron's level.


Shaq had one of the best primes of anyone ever. So yeah, he was near LeBron's level.

Wilt also played for 3 teams.

I do agree that it would hurt his legacy, but going to Miami already did hurt it. Neither should really affect the legacy, though.

BTW, Cleveland would love to have him back.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:44 PM

I just hope they win at least 5 in a row, if only to piss "BNickle" off more... ;)



It won't be anywhere close to 5, at least not with this Big 3. Wade is getting "old" quick. They have like a 2 year window with this group. BTW... the monkey is off Lebron's back but 1 title would still be a pretty big disappointment for a group of guys who huddled together and took the easy way out.




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