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post #4066 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
5. Victory Parade #3: The City of Dallas is much like other cities today; in the mode of cutting its budget. I don't know whether or not it made national news, but in Class Act Move #3 by Mark Cuban, he has announced that he will pick up the tab for the parade personally rather than asking the city to pick up the bill. In case you're wondering Class Act Moves #1 and #2 were keeping his mouth shut during the playoffs and letting Don Carter accept the trophy last night.

Cuban actually deserves a lot of praise for his relative level of class last night; I fully expected him to be in complete asshole mode.

Good for him, but more importantly, good for Dallas and the Mavs.
post #4067 of 27206
cool story, tell kobe and kg

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
heard similar opinion this morning as well on ESPN radio. i couldnt agree more. missing out on college ball to get to the $ right away may make you rich, but it wont make you a great all around ball player.
post #4068 of 27206
Tell you what, I am back to my normal life today and it sure do feel good to be hatin' on LeBroom. I think I could do this for at least 2 more days before I sink back into my listless depression.
post #4069 of 27206
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I want to know what happened to the guy with the D. Wade avatar? He's been quiet since the game last night.

Been workin...2 jobs actually.

Gotta give my props to Dirk. The choke label now rests firmly on LBJ's shoulders. HOWEVER, getting to the NBA Finals and losing 4 games to 2 really isn't too shabby.

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Cuban actually deserves a lot of praise for his relative level of class last night; I fully expected him to be in complete asshole mode.

Good for him, but more importantly, good for Dallas and the Mavs.

I saw Cuban as well and agree...Never knew he had it in him.
post #4070 of 27206
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Originally Posted by guster View Post
Well, maybe he wins the same titles as Malone. But Malone was classier, had a way better post game and he was a better team player.

Actually, Give Malone Bosch and Wade and I think he would have won a few titles.


What's funny was that I was thinking that old Shaq > LeBron+Bosh prime.

The depth of the Miami '06 championship team was not much different from the '11 team.
post #4071 of 27206
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Been workin...2 jobs actually. HOWEVER, getting to the NBA Finals and losing 4 games to 2 really isn't too shabby.
Well, ya, maybe, but if your homey's are promising a championship and were already celebrating last July as if they won something it looks pretty bad. And MAN does it look back when you have a tat on your back that says CHOSEN 1. Man, that looks bad. I mean, yo, THIS LOOKS BAAAAAADDDDD right now: (Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, man it looks bad more than 6, even 7 times)
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post #4072 of 27206
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cool story, tell kobe and kg

ah yes, i forgot to add, just sayin.

certainly its not always true. however there is a lot to be said about playing college ball. that transition in skill level of opponents and learning from a college level coach as opposed to HS coach can be very important in the transition of an athlete.

kg never won it all until he joined up with allen and paul. kobe IIRC spent a ton of time as a 6th man before he came into his own, thus kind of substituting for college in that he was learning and was easing into it.

lebron however was thrown into the spot of being a leading man in the NBA right out of high school. this is not imo a transition that would be natural to anyone, regardless of their natural talents.

just sayin
post #4073 of 27206
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
lebron however was thrown into the spot of being a leading man in the NBA right out of high school

So, it was by choice. Many international footballers are in the spotlight younger than him and they do it. Pele was 17 and owned the World Cup in '58. I dont recall anyone saying he didnt show up in the final. Scored 2 goals if I recall.

Make excuses for the guy but he touted HIMSELF as the King.
post #4074 of 27206
i think it is very much an individual thing. kobe was on the bench for his first two years, but it was clear about halfway through the season that he was pretty much a de facto starter. regardless, james has been in the league long enough that if he was going to be learning, he should have done it by now. maybe this will be the impetus.
post #4075 of 27206
Some guy on the radio just said that, compared to Jordan, Kobe, KG, and other elite players who delivered titles, LeBron "loves to win but doesn't hate to lose."

I think that's actually a fair statement, and there's a work ethic in there somewhere.
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post
i think it is very much an individual thing. kobe was on the bench for his first two years, but it was clear about halfway through the season that he was pretty much a de facto starter.
regardless, james has been in the league long enough that if he was going to be learning, he should have done it by now. maybe this will be the impetus.

I have a feeling that he just doesn't have the will to learn unlike Kobe who was still working on his post move a season or two ago with Olajuwon. Lebrons work ethic just doesn't seem to be there, I don't wish ill to anyone but if he does get hurt and lose that strength and speed, he'd pretty much be screwed. Everyone saw that post move he made in the 4th right? Post up, body the defense and once he turned to try and bank the ball, he missed it by like 2-3 feet. While Wade did the same move a few minutes earlier on the other side (his weak side) and turned around faded and made the basket like he was shooting to a manhole.
post #4077 of 27206
I wish I could see the smile on Kobe's face after the heat loss.
post #4078 of 27206
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post
I have a feeling that he just doesn't have the will to learn unlike Kobe who was still working on his post move a season or two ago with Olajuwon. Lebrons work ethic just doesn't seem to be there, I don't wish ill to anyone but if he does get hurt and lose that strength and speed, he'd pretty much be screwed. Everyone saw that post move he made in the 4th right? Post up, body the defense and once he turned to try and bank the ball, he missed it by like 2-3 feet. While Wade did the same move a few minutes earlier on the other side (his weak side) and turned around faded and made the basket like he was shooting to a manhole.

i think the shot you were watching was the one where he got blocked. he also made that post move on i think chandler where did a quick spin move towards the baseline and got the layup in
post #4079 of 27206
I think the spin move + lay-up was on Marion.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
i think the shot you were watching was the one where he got blocked. he also made that post move on i think chandler where did a quick spin move towards the baseline and got the layup in

Nah, it wasn't blocked. He was practically all by himself in the air when he shot the ball.

That spin move was on Marion, it's the only good post move he's done all post season.
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