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Who Will Win it All?


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steviebruno

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He signed a full four year contract, after a string of two year deals (one-year opt outs) with Cleveland, to retire in LA, believing that the Lakers would be a competent organization. Magic sold him on a vision, got him to commit, then dipped out before having even one full offseason with Lebron on the roster.
 
Oct 22, 2012
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Lebron is part of the problem. Don't think Lebron is not Clutch Sports. Magic made some stupid decisions, but LBJ had a voice to all decisions too.
Magic is not cut out for the dirty business of basketball. That's why he quit when he was coaching. Dude is a quitter.
 
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He signed a full four year contract, after a string of two year deals (one-year opt outs) with Cleveland, to retire in LA, believing that the Lakers would be a competent organization. Magic sold him on a vision, got him to commit, then dipped out before having even one full offseason with Lebron on the roster.
Lebron is getting what he deserves. He's a big part of this mess. And think of the teams that he left high and dry. Karma is a bitch.
 

steviebruno

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Lebron is getting what he deserves. He's a big part of this mess. And think of the teams that he left high and dry. Karma is a bitch.
I'm no Lebron fan, but c'mon. He left Cleveland "high and dry" after committing to them the first eight years of his career. The Cavs mismanaged the situation by letting him reach free agency in the first place, when all they had to sell him on was eight years of failure and repeated losses to a geriatric Celtics team. They should have traded him when he didn't extend, but were so inept that they didn't have any type of post-Lebron vision and so sat around with their fingers crossed.

He committed to Miami for four years and won two titles there.

He went back to Cleveland and finished his business there, delivering the championship in 2016.

Magic committed to Lebron for less than a year, while getting Lebron to commit for four... then didn't even have the decency to tell anyone in the organization, Lebron included, that he was leaving.

It's not close to the same thing. In every instance, Lebron fulfilled his contractual obligations and exercised his rights as a free agent. Magic quit to tweet and go on cruises.
 
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I'm no Lebron fan, but c'mon. He left Cleveland "high and dry" after committing to them the first eight years of his career. The Cavs mismanaged the situation by letting him reach free agency in the first place, when all they had to sell him on was eight years of failure and repeated losses to a geriatric Celtics team. They should have traded him when he didn't extend, but were so inept that they didn't have any type of post-Lebron vision and so sat around with their fingers crossed.

He committed to Miami for four years and won two titles there.

He went back to Cleveland and finished his business there, delivering the championship in 2016.

Magic committed to Lebron for less than a year, while getting Lebron to commit for four... then didn't even have the decency to tell anyone in the organization, Lebron included, that he was leaving.

It's not close to the same thing. In every instance, Lebron fulfilled his contractual obligations and exercised his rights as a free agent. Magic quit to tweet and go on cruises.
Poor Lebron. He has had it bad.
 
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Seen some chat about how the rockets have screwed it but its better for them to play warriors in round 2 isnt it? Less chance of paul crippling himself/harden tiring the earlier it happens Id have thought

Jazz are a solid team but Rockets are just a terrible match up for them, dont see that being too much trouble



Kawhi speaks!

and possibly eats bull penis I havent got to the end yet
 

steviebruno

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Seen some chat about how the rockets have screwed it but its better for them to play warriors in round 2 isnt it? Less chance of paul crippling himself/harden tiring the earlier it happens Id have thought

Jazz are a solid team but Rockets are just a terrible match up for them, dont see that being too much trouble



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I agree with your point about the Rockets. They are much better off avoiding OKC in round 1, and it is definitely better to face GS earlier while CP3 is healthy, Harden is fresher, and the Warriors haven't hit full stride.

They need to deal with the Jazz in no more than five games, though, which is not a given.
 
Oct 22, 2012
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Dave Joeger and J.B. Bickerstaff fired. Can't blame J.B. That team wasn't built to win. Joeger just wouldn't play Bagley or Harry Giles enough. He could have used Frank Mason more, too.
 
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The Rockets are not better this year. Chris Paul has aged 137 years since last season, and Harden's effectiveness will once again be stunted in the playoffs as soon as the refs get back to calling the game somewhat properly.
 

steviebruno

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The Rockets are not better this year. Chris Paul has aged 137 years since last season, and Harden's effectiveness will once again be stunted in the playoffs as soon as the refs get back to calling the game somewhat properly.
The Rockets are deeper than they were last year. They were going eight deep a year ago, putting a ridiculous amount of postseason strain on CP3 until he finally gave out. This year they have an Austin Rivers, Iman Shumpert, Kenneth Faried, Danuel House... not to mention an improved James Harden and Clint Capela. Gerald Green was a key contributor for them last year and he can barely get off the bench nowadays.

They literally did not have a backup point guard last season.
 
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The Rockets are deeper than they were last year. They were going eight deep a year ago, putting a ridiculous amount of postseason strain on CP3 until he finally gave out. This year they have an Austin Rivers, Iman Shumpert, Kenneth Faried, Danuel House... not to mention an improved James Harden and Clint Capela. Gerald Green was a key contributor for them last year and he can barely get off the bench nowadays.

They literally did not have a backup point guard last season.
Houston is not as good as last season, but they play GS tough, so we'll see how it goes.
 
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Luke Walton parts ways with the Lakers and is on the phone with Vlade in less than an hour. Purple and Gold connection runs deep.
 

steviebruno

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Houston is not as good as last season, but they play GS tough, so we'll see how it goes.
How aren't they as good? They had lots of injuries this year and got off to a terrible start, but they are better equipped to handle the rigors of the postseason this time around. The Rockets went 7-8 deep last year and counted on Gerald Green and a shot Nene to provide major contributions off the bench.

They didn't even have a backup point guard and depended on CP3 to be Harden-lite every time the MVP sat down.

They are simply a much deeper team this year, so long as Paul stays healthy... which he is more likely to do on this latest iteration of the Houston Rockets.
 
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How aren't they as good? They had lots of injuries this year and got off to a terrible start, but they are better equipped to handle the rigors of the postseason this time around. The Rockets went 7-8 deep last year and counted on Gerald Green and a shot Nene to provide major contributions off the bench.

They didn't even have a backup point guard and depended on CP3 to be Harden-lite every time the MVP sat down.

They are simply a much deeper team this year, so long as Paul stays healthy... which he is more likely to do on this latest iteration of the Houston Rockets.
We'll see.
 
Jul 18, 2012
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About Butler too - a lot of the NBA stuff I listen to/read have already been mocking the Lakers for being stupid giving Bulter a big max in desperation if they dont get Kawhi/Durant or trade for davis because Butler is going to age and not be worth his contract in a few years time and I dont get it because if they need to worry about anyone ageing its Lebron not Butler

Assuming Durant leaves GSW then having Lebron & Butler definitely gives the lakers a chance they dont have if they sign a bunch of 1 year contracts again waiting another year for Davis or whatever