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Who Will Win it All?


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steviebruno

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:lol:Then why the hell did he go there in the first place?
That, my friend, is the million dollar question.

Maybe he thought that Paul George and Kawhi would leap at the chance to come play second fiddle to him.


Maybe he believed his own hype about joining any team and making them a championship contender.

... But it was a lie and always had been. If he was making a purely basketball decision, he'd have gone to Philly.
 
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That, my friend, is the million dollar question.

Maybe he thought that Paul George and Kawhi would leap at the chance to come play second fiddle to him.


Maybe he believed his own hype about joining any team and making them a championship contender.

... But it was a lie and always had been. If he was making a purely basketball decision, he'd have gone to Philly.
I think KD summed it up when he said there is a toxic relationship around Lebron-led teans. LAL actually had a nice nucleus, and they destroyed it by trying to elevate their progress and selling everyone off in a firesale. Lebron, Rich Paul, Magic and AD tried to strong-arm the Pelicans and force a trade. They pretty much showed the other teammates that they didn't care about them. They should have just waited until the summer to do anything.
I am really disappointed with Magic. He's shown himself to be a snake. LBJ is LBJ. He only cares about what he wants. It's normal to be traded, but no one wants to be done dirty or made to feel like the organization could care less about them.
 
Jul 18, 2012
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Magic just seems like a terrible GM really, I know they wanted only 1 year contracts to use in a trade/save space for this summer but the players they signed were shit, deciding to put non shooters around lebron is retarded.

Maybe itll work out in the end but getting a 34 year old lebron and planning on winning later rather than going for it straight away is highly questionable too.
 

steviebruno

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Magic just seems like a terrible GM really, I know they wanted only 1 year contracts to use in a trade/save space for this summer but the players they signed were shit, deciding to put non shooters around lebron is retarded.

Maybe itll work out in the end but getting a 34 year old lebron and planning on winning later rather than going for it straight away is highly questionable too.
I think that everything fell apart when Paul George didn't come and they've been without a clear plan ever since. Lebron's age absolutely complicates things because they'd have a pretty good roster if they could just sit and wait on AD instead of trading away the entire team and future picks.

And yes, Magic Johnson is terrible.
 
Oct 22, 2012
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Plain and simple, Magic was more concerned about getting a high profile free agent than developing the young talent they had. They have talent, but they destroyed all their confidence and faith.
 
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Thing is though Ingram, Kuzma, Ball and Hart whilst not being amazing have actually been ok overall despite the trade stuff its basically everyone else on the roster thats been a total shitshow, if they signed better and better fitting free agents than KCP Rondo Mcgee Beasley Stevenson etc then Im sure theyd easily be in the playoffs even if the botched trade still played out how it did
 
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Thing is though Ingram, Kuzma, Ball and Hart whilst not being amazing have actually been ok overall despite the trade stuff its basically everyone else on the roster thats been a total shitshow, if they signed better and better fitting free agents than KCP Rondo Mcgee Beasley Stevenson etc then Im sure theyd easily be in the playoffs even if the botched trade still played out how it did
Add Zubac to the young nucleus that the Lakers shit on. He's doing quite well on the Clippers. And Randle, who they just let walk for nothing.
Honestly, they should have just hired a players coach like Marc Jackson. He knows how to get the most out of players, and he develops them. Walton is not a developmental guy.
 
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So Dragen Bender leads his team to another unlikely upset. Them man is on fire!. Lol. Seriouslyl getting Oubre and Tyler Johnson seems to have turned Phoenix around a bit. They are sneaking up on teams.
 

steviebruno

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He'll be back in probably 6 weeks. They'll be good in rhe first round.
Hopefully. They're saying 6-8 weeks, so 6 weeks is optimistic and they'll need him back at close to 100% by the second round. 50-40-90 season, very quietly. Solid defensive player as well as a stabilizer on the offensive end. Hate to see injuries like this so late in the season.