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post #17191 of 27247
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

well i did say $2mill a year earlier.

yes it is the essence of risk but you're trying to argue that it was easy for lebron. it's not. even you admit it was risky

I know what you're saying but things become much easier when you have fuck you money. A dude who drops his entire life savings for a business is taking a risk. A really rich person taking a bit less money in exchange for a better chance to win a championship is just not the same in context. Lebron would live the high life on a beach if he didn't succeed, the other guy would end up destitute. Its just not the same.
post #17192 of 27247
wtf bosh stays with heat


whyyyyyyyyyy. you would've been perfect in houston
post #17193 of 27247

I wonder how much differently millionaire athletes balance money/their jobs and personal happiness/their lives than regular Joes.

 

For regular Joes, being successful at one's job doesn't necessarily translate to happiness if one happens to have personal goals that their jobs just aren't helping them achieve.

 

Perhaps LeBron was still unhappy in Miami despite the championships? Maybe it was public and private peer pressure on him, rather than personal desire, to win that he thought he would be happy winning rings?

 

After all, I think regular Joes can be unhappy despite success at their jobs if they just happen to not want 'success' at their jobs because they have life goals that they just aren't achieving at their jobs.

 

Maybe LeBron realized he had let the public and other individuals define his goals for happiness (winning rings) as opposed to himself following his own desires (maybe helping his hometown/community or bringing excitement/happiness to his hometown, which happens to be a notoriously unlucky sports town that hasn't won anything since around 30 years before LeBron was born)?

post #17194 of 27247
What is with all of this saviour of basketball/ return of the King crap??

Why don't people call it what it is? He left an aging Heat team for a younger, more promising core in the Cavs. The team he left Miami for just happens to be his home town.
post #17195 of 27247
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post


There is no hard cap in the current NBA CBA. There is what is called an "Apron" that is $4MM more than the tax line which can function similarly to a hard cap. You have to engage in certain types of transactions in order to be subject to the apron. I have no idea if Cleveland is subject to the apron. The current CBA is probably the most complicated thing to understand in sports.

According to Hoops Hype, the Cavs currently have $24MM in committed salaries for next season. Granted this doesn't take into account Kyrie's new contract or whatever LeBron gets, but they have room.

Thanks for clearing this up.  Yeah, I'm done trying to make sense of the current CBA...

 

And yeah, echoing the sentiments of a lot of posters in here about Bosh re-signing with the Heat.  Stupid.  He was the perfect fit for Houston.  Guess those "crazy cousins" in Houston really are lunatics...

post #17196 of 27247
Or maybe that extra $30M+ and living in South Beach was just too much to pass up.
post #17197 of 27247
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

Or maybe that extra $30M+ and living in South Beach was just too much to pass up.


Yeah, of course.  I guess winning doesn't mean much to him anymore.  Shame because I think he's still got a lot of good years left in him and he can push a team on the cusp of reaching that title contender level over the top.

 

Hopefully this means we'll see more of the old CB1 from Toronto now and less of the CB4 from the Big 3 era in Miami.  I want to see him play more in the low post and be that 20 and 10 guy again.

post #17198 of 27247
I think you're missing the boat on what $2 million in salary means to Lebron. If he wants to make another $2 m a year, he signs a deal with Turkish Airlines and does some stupid commercials or he makes a few more personal appearances. The dude can print money - he decides how much he wants to make and he goes and gets it. He just cashed $30m reportedly from the Beats deal. The fundamentals work differently when you are a marketable superstar.
post #17199 of 27247
Lebron wrote in SI why he's moving. It was less about money and more about winning a championship in his hometown where he grew up. Of course money helps and he has a young core but he doesn't have delusions about winning not 1 not 2
Edited by indesertum - 7/11/14 at 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

I think you're missing the boat on what $2 million in salary means to Lebron. If he wants to make another $2 m a year, he signs a deal with Turkish Airlines and does some stupid commercials or he makes a few more personal appearances. The dude can print money - he decides how much he wants to make and he goes and gets it. He just cashed $30m reportedly from the Beats deal. The fundamentals work differently when you are a marketable superstar.

 

I think it's sort of similar to CEOs who make $1 salaries. 

post #17201 of 27247
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

There was only the pressure they invented for themselves with not 1 not 2 not 3 and so on.

The pressure to win rings wouldn't have been the slightest bit lessened if they had just shown up without that little intro circus. Three superstars joining up = you win or you're failures. Hell, LeBron was already getting that in Cleveland before he left.
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So now Pau Gasol's top teams are the Bulls and Spurs???  Kind of an about-face after teams like OKC and New York were reported as the frontrunners.  He can help both Chicago and San Antonio, but playing for Pop probably gives him a better shot at another ring (Gasol can definitely make San Antonio winning back-to-back titles for the first time a reality if he stays healthy).  He'll probably like the pass-heavy offense in SA more, too. 

 

Now if both Melo and Gasol sign with Chicago, that'll be intriguing...for about a hot minute, and then you realize that Thibs will run both of them into the fucking ground...

post #17203 of 27247
Well, I'm bitterly disappointed but I think the team had a great run. Finals every single year and two championships. I appreciate how hard it is to get even one (look how many super teams got zero), and it was great to be along for the ride and in the arena while we were on top. Even though the ride itself attracted a lot of negative attention and bandwagoners.

So now with hopefully re-signing Wade to a reasonable deal and some ok FA pickups we are still in the playoffs, but it will take a lot of work and luck to have a team like this again.
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Hroi gon be all alone in the AAA or you just not going to attend games altogether?


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Should have signed swaggy P when they had the chance!
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