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post #3181 of 27197
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post
he's a helluva player. he was the one that i really hated to see go in the pau trade.
Butler? He was dealt to get Odom iirc. TO be honest though, Butler wouldn't have grown or gotten better with Kobe next to him. They play practically the same position (SG/SF) so it was a good trade in the end.
post #3182 of 27197
Nope, Lakers sent Butler to the Wizards for Kwame Brown.
post #3183 of 27197
I love how there are 15 articles on espn about the Lakers and how they underperformed

The comments are of the same caliber as those on youtube.
post #3184 of 27197
[quote=RFX45;4462055]^^^ Nah, Lebron have been stupid for at least 3 years going now. Remember the no handshake and how he left the arena before talking to the press when they lost to Orlando? Remember the dancing on the side of the court while the game was going on? Remember the stupid egotistical MVP tees? Those are all way before the stupid "decision."


James has pulled even more than that. He was demanding of many personnel move by Cavs.
He and Kobe are both immensly talented individuals. But both come across as selfish a-holes. Unfortuntaely. that seems to goes with the territory of so many NBA superstars these days. Of course there are exceptions. I have always admired Duncan.
post #3185 of 27197
Not even close Lebronze is in a class all his own.
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
Nope, Lakers sent Butler to the Wizards for Kwame Brown.

This. Then Kwame and draft rights for Marc Gasol plus some other stuff to the Grizz for Pau
post #3187 of 27197
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
Not even close Lebronze is in a class all his own.

+1,375,908,377,465,198,463,640,062,364,276.00

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This. Then Kwame and draft rights for Marc Gasol plus some other stuff to the Grizz for Pau

Almost erased it out of my mind that Kwame actually wore the purple and gold along with Smush Parker.
post #3188 of 27197
OK...a little game. From the standpoint of the Networks (best TV audience) rank the possible finals matchups of remaining teams from "American Idol" to "What's Basketball?".

Best: Miami/Dallas (a repeat of 2006, but now with more LaBron)

Worst: Atlanta/Memphis (What, were Duluth and Topeka not available?)

The best of all possible matchups of course would have been LA/Miami, but that's done.

Love 'em or hate 'em (I hate 'em) Miami is the only team left in the field that's likely to drive ratings this year. As much as I am a Mavs fan I must admit that they generally get a big yawn from the rest of the country. From my perspective though, ATL is probably the worst (who's on that team again?), followed by Memphis.

OKC and Chicago have good young players that people are interested in. The only "big names" are on Boston, Miami and to a much lesser extent Dallas.

Thoughts?
post #3189 of 27197
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http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...nba-first-team

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All NBA First Team:

Forward: LeBron James, Miami
Forward: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Center: Dwight Howard, Orlando
Guard: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Guard: Derrick Rose, Chicago

All NBA Second Team:

Forward: Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers
Forward: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
Center: Amar'e Stoudemire, New York
Guard: Dwyane Wade, Miami
Guard: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City

All NBA Third Team

Forward: LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland
Forward: Zach Randolph, Memphis
Center: Al Horford, Atlanta
Guard: Manu Ginobili, San Antonio
Guard: Chris Paul, New Orleans


And WTF is this?

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If you go on down the list of who got votes, it again begs for transparency. We don't know who voted for whom, but you should have to defend your choices. While the groupthink of the top three All-NBA teams ends up being defensable, there are some votes that are not.

Like three people voting Kendrick Perkins at center to an All-NBA team. Perkins played in just 29 games and has no offensive game to speak of "” that is just a terrible vote.

Why would people vote for Perkins let alone 3?
post #3190 of 27197
lol perkins
post #3191 of 27197
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
lol perkins
Altar Boy
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
I love how there are 15 articles on espn about the Lakers and how they underperformed
Are you suggesting they didn't underperform?
post #3193 of 27197
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Originally Posted by sjmin209 View Post
Are you suggesting they didn't underperform?

he is suggesting that even when the lakers are not in the playoffs, they are still the most talked about team in the playoffs.
post #3194 of 27197
If you look at it you have 2 small market teams and a semi-small in Dallas left in the Western conference. There's not much else to talk about with all the juicy drama the media would like to tear apart in regards to the epic failure that went down in LA.
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
he is suggesting that even when the lakers are not in the playoffs, they are still the most talked about team in the playoffs.

^this

there is a write-up too with kobe talking about the off season and what's he's going to be doing, worth a read despite obvious espn bias

I also quite enjoy how the heat crushed boston yet the verbiage was very celtic friendly
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