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post #26071 of 27247
Cleveland doesn't have a "big 3". They have 1 star and 2 guys not meeting expectations. Kyrie looks less useful to me every time I watch him. Love is a rich man's Mike Dunleavy.

Beyond the Cavs, this modern basketball with a stream of 3-pointers from 4 guys pinned to the corners while a ballhog runs off screens is getting to be an eyesore.
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Yeah, I should have qualified my comment more carefully. I definitely will not be judging people who choose to continue using the r-bomb; I just have an unpleasant reaction to it. Not your problem, to be clear.
Nah, no need to qualify your statement at all, any snark of mine was not directed at you. Its a perfectly reasonable request on your part.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

it's all Lebrons fault anyway. he engineered the kevin love trade, blatt firing, Tristan overpay most front office moves.

it'll be hilarious when he forces a Carmelo and/or chris Paul trade and that teams liabilities end up exposes as well.

that being said, I want Lebron to win at least 4 maybe 5 chips. he's been the best player for the last decade, and his game is awesome, it's just he gets in his own way like a female romantic comedy character yearning for love.


yup I said it. Lebron is the NBA's Anne Hathaway

Its almost like success in one arena does not guarantee success in another. Wiggins would look pretty good right now . . .
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I agree about Wiggins. I also feel that there was general acknowledgement that he would have been the better option than Love because of his talent, youth and potential.

But they needed to sign Lebron, who was in win-now mode, and didn't want to wait for Wiggins to develop, so they mortgaged their future. I wouldn't be surprised if Lebron presented himself and Love as a package deal
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I agree about Wiggins. I also feel that there was general acknowledgement that he would have been the better option than Love because of his talent, youth and potential.

But they needed to sign Lebron, who was in win-now mode, and didn't want to wait for Wiggins to develop, so they mortgaged their future. I wouldn't be surprised if Lebron presented himself and Love as a package deal

So taking all of these conclusions we've thrown out here as true, maybe the question is less whether the Blatt firing was a mistake and more shouldn't the talking heads shut the fuck up about what a transcendent basketball savant is in addition to being an amazing athlete? The genius "win now" strategy isn't necessarily to build the team that will have the easiest possible time winning your conference, but anticipating what it will take the win the Finals. This is pretty clearly what the Popovich Spurs do, what the Jerry West-run Lakers used to to, etc.
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Had Wiggins stayed though, do you guys think he would have developed as much as he did playing next to Lebron and Kyrie?

Plus wasn't Wiggins one of the worst high-volume shooters outside the paint at some point this year? He was third right behind Lebron and Kobe iirc.

I also thought Love did well yesterday in first 3 quarters, even defended Curry well on switches. You guys really think Wiggins would be better in place of Love today?
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Not today. I agree with that. But I don't know if Love is a huge upgrade either. But yeah, he probably wouldn't be scoring as much or be trusted with as many critical plays. Was more talking about the full term of each guy's potential tenure with the Cavs.

Also, we're not sure if the strategy failed, either. The Cavs win on Sunday and everything looks good again. They win the chip and everyone involved is a genius. Lebron didn't win his first year in Miami either
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Kerr overpowers clipboard


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Would be hilarious if lebron goes 2-5 in the finals, du just isn't a killer so he'll never be on jordan or kobes level.
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the weird part is that having lebron pretty much guarantees finals appearance as well as finals heartache.
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the weird part is that in the Eastern Conference having lebron pretty much guarantees finals appearance as well as finals heartache.
FTFY
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When living in the past is all you've got . . .
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

More than Larry Legend?? You dishonor the good name of the Celtics and New England as a whole.

Hehe "good name"
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Haha love this, tons of good memes on instagram. I never got the whole living in the past or the past doesn't mean anything comments, I always see clippers fans perpetuating that as if banners and championships don't mean anything, the franchise doesn't mean anything and today is the only thing that matters while yesterday is quickly forgotten. I always picture some newly minted clippers fan who's 15 years old and doesn't know the franchise is the worst in history posting this fallacy. It's funny how warriors were always garbage and have been garbage just like the clippers and have only up to recently enjoyed some success so that now all of a sudden the fans are cocky as fuck when they were on the verge of tears last week. On the one hand the whole #dubnation movement needs to die as well as the entire bandwagon with it then again it would be great for Lebron to suffer another finals loss and shut all the lebron dickriders up as well. I can't say for certain which is the lesser of the two evils here.
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