Woj bomb... AD to Lakers

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  1. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    You have to understand one simple fact - the media sucks. Go watch CNN. Go watch FoxNews. It's all about creating drama. In Jordan's day, it was profitable to hide the drama (like MJ punching teammates, MJ gambling, etc.). Painting a picture of perfection helped to build the NBA after a time filled with cocaine, drugs, and off the court drama. Now, it's profitable to create any drama possible even when it doesn't exist.

    So much of the LeBron stuff is overblown. Prior to this season, the only issue was Kyrie yet Kyrie was the issue. This season, LaVar was distraction. Injuries were an issue. A poor roster construction was an issue. Youthfulness was an issue. LeBron wasn't the main issue. Yes, his desire to win didn't help kids who weren't ready, but do you blame him for trying to win? The guy had been to 8 straight Finals and signed for a team whose FO screwed up filling the roster and the young guys just didn't perform. And people got hurt.

    If LeBron takes AD to places he's never been this year (like past the 2nd round), this whole garbage about LeBron turmoil can finally be put to rest. His teammates love him. He wins. That's what matters.
     
  2. Kyoto

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    So, the guy goes back to Cleveland and gets the nickname "LeGM". It may or may not be true that he ran the show there, fine, rumors are rumors. Then he signs with the Lakers and there are rumors about tampering with Davis and the Pelicans,... weird... then everyone on the team quits on him... weird... they all get traded for AD.

    Rumors are rumors, sure. But if it acts like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck...

    Yeah

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  3. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    Does the guy have say in how to make the team work around him? Absolutely. So did Mike, so did many others in the history of the game. And the results are there. He did more with average Cleveland teams than other guys did with more talent. He had power in Cleveland, and you know what, they went to the Finals 4 straight times. His influence is a bad thing? Hell, Kyrie just apologized to LeBron for not respecting how hard a job LeBron had in building that Cleveland team. He apologized because he realized how hard it was as his Boston team underachieved under his leadership.

    Last season for the Lakers was just a fiasco. A train wreck. To hang that on LeBron is dumb. The NBA is a business. When LA showed interest in AD, the kids didn't maintain professionalism. They lost focus. They got their feelings hurt while LeBron was actually hurt. It's a business.
     
  4. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    If Davis doesn't waive his trade kicker, the Lakers are starting with $23M. So far, reports are that Davis isn't waiving his trade kicker.
     
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  5. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    If you worked at a job where the guy you worked with called the shots it would get frustrating. I dont blame the younger Lakers players AT ALL for quitting on the team ESPECIALLY when the player calling the shots wants you traded while he is in a suit sitting on a injury that he took his time getting back from.

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  6. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Clutch Sports orchestrated this whole thing on behalf of Lebron and AD.
     
  7. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... lebron had nothing to do with it...

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  8. Saint Cy of JFC

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  9. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Well, given that Lebron was the guy who set up Clutch Sports for his gang, yeah you see where this is going.
     
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  10. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Demand you get traded to a specific location. Then, when they’ve accommodated your requests, demand you collect a bonus on being traded. Awesome.
     
  11. LoPo

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    I never said that. I think LeBron made it very known to the Lakers front office that he wanted them to get AD. Just like he made it very clear to the Cavs front office that he would rather play with Kevin Love than unproven Andrew Wiggins. Seems like that worked out well for the Cavs just like AD will work out well for the Lakers.
     
  12. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    LA rent is expensive
     
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  13. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    You have any idea how expensive insurance on a Porsche is?

    /Ewingspeak
     
  14. JimLes

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  15. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I'm 100% certain that LeBron right now is more athletic than magic ever was

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  16. JimLes

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    And that's just off the top of my head. Like I said, every year since about 2007, rumours have been swirling around LeBron and him wanting better teammates, different coaches, etc.

    Sure, you could blame the 24/7 media cycle, but rumours aren't swirling around anyone else like that. Have you heard any rumours that any Warriors stars wanted Kerr gone? Even when Walton had them 39-4 to start that 2015-16 seasons, were there stories about how Steph wanted Walton to stay or anything like that?

    Have there been stories this year about Giannis wanting a more "player-friendly" coach? Was there drama at the deadline about players being shipped out of Milwaukee to get more help?

    How come all this stuff somehow follows LeBron?
     
  17. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    You should look at his stats year by year. He actually has been getting better as he is getting older

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  18. Kyoto

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    You're arguing that father time isnt undefeated interesting take

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  19. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    Because he's a narcissistic drama queen. Can't argue his results though.
     
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