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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    31 May '11 16:03
    Is anyone outside of Miami and outside of Lebron's immediate family rooting for the Heat?
  2. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    31 May '11 23:23
    Originally posted by sh76
    Is anyone outside of Miami and outside of Lebron's immediate family rooting for the Heat?
    I understand that everyone in the state of Ohio has a warm spot for LeBron.
    I am sure they are all pulling for a Heat celebration.
    Afterall, that is the closest Cleveland will get to a championship.
  3. 31 May '11 23:29
    Originally posted by sh76
    Is anyone outside of Miami and outside of Lebron's immediate family rooting for the Heat?
    Well besides Chris Broussard and other Lebron James fan boys? No.
  4. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    31 May '11 23:51
    Originally posted by sh76
    Is anyone outside of Miami and outside of Lebron's immediate family rooting for the Heat?
    There's plenty. The fanbase has just given up on all the crying about how they "stole" Bosh and LeBron.
  5. 01 Jun '11 01:17
    Originally posted by sh76
    Is anyone outside of Miami and outside of Lebron's immediate family rooting for the Heat?
    Go Mavs. No one likes the Heat, especially not Cleveland!
  6. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    01 Jun '11 04:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Go Mavs. No one likes the Heat, especially not Cleveland!
    Heat 1, Mavs 0.
  7. 01 Jun '11 18:40
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    Heat 1, Mavs 0.
    Cleveland was your team last year, right?
  8. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    02 Jun '11 00:56
    Originally posted by MoneyManMike
    Cleveland was your team last year, right?
    No. and I get where you're going. I'm much more into College Basketball, but if I have a local team in the NBA Finals, I'll give it a gaze. Pat Riley really has done a lot for the community here and is well-liked. Who cares if Lebron wants to party on South Beach, for God's sake. Wouldn't you move to a team that at least gave you a chance to win it all?
  9. 02 Jun '11 01:41
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    No. and I get where you're going. I'm much more into College Basketball, but if I have a local team in the NBA Finals, I'll give it a gaze. Pat Riley really has done a lot for the community here and is well-liked. Who cares if Lebron wants to party on South Beach, for God's sake. Wouldn't you move to a team that at least gave you a chance to win it all?
    I guess if you just want a championship but now he can never compare to Jordan who took a mediocre team like the Cavs(Bulls) to championships.
  10. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    02 Jun '11 02:58
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I guess if you just want a championship but now he can never compare to Jordan who took a mediocre team like the Cavs(Bulls) to championships.
    To be fair, Jordan did have Scottie Pippen, Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright, Steve Kerr,
    to help out a little bit, but Jordan was the man to be sure.
  11. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    02 Jun '11 04:28
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I guess if you just want a championship but now he can never compare to Jordan who took a mediocre team like the Cavs(Bulls) to championships.
    Just want a championship? LOL
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    03 Jun '11 18:57
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    To be fair, Jordan did have Scottie Pippen, Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright, Steve Kerr,
    to help out a little bit, but Jordan was the man to be sure.
    Yes, but Jordan stayed on his team and had it built around him.

    Lebron coordinated 3 stars going to the same place (that already has a recent title).

    There's a difference.

    Imagine if Jordan had signed with the Lakers to join Magic and Kareem just because he couldn't win one in his first few years as a Bull.

    Plus, that narcissistic hour long announcement special was nauseating. Basically, he cowed ESPN into creating a special prime time show just so that he could pull down his pants and moon the city of Cleveland. He can sign where he wants to of course, but did he have to humiliate the Cavs like that??

    I hope he never wins a title.
  13. 03 Jun '11 19:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    Is anyone outside of Miami and outside of Lebron's immediate family rooting for the Heat?
    Not only does Lebron take the candy from the crying baby, he then enjoys eating it looking square in the babies eyes.

    Mwha, mwhaha, mwahahahahah. :'(
  14. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    03 Jun '11 20:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    Yes, but Jordan stayed on his team and had it built around him.

    Lebron coordinated 3 stars going to the same place (that already has a recent title).

    There's a difference.

    Imagine if Jordan had signed with the Lakers to join Magic and Kareem just because he couldn't win one in his first few years as a Bull.

    Plus, that narcissistic hour long announce ...[text shortened]... of course, but did he have to humiliate the Cavs like that??

    I hope he never wins a title.
    The Lakers added Wilt Chamberlin to an already solid cast of Elgin Baylor and Jerry West.

    Later they added Jabbar through the influence of former teammates Keith Wilkes and Walt Hazzard.

    They woo'ed Phil Jackson away from the Bulls.
    They went after Shaquille O'Neal to pair with Kobe.

    Boston landed the triplets through trades and free agency

    Dwayne Wade was already in Miami. They wanted LeBron and went after him.
    LeBron orchestrated Bosh to come along.

    Cleveland wasn't exactly building much around LeBron. LeBron has all the money he needs.
    He wanted rings, which he wasn't going to get in Cleveland.

    Like it or not, there was nothing illegal about how it happened.
    There was no collusion as someone suggested.
    There was not labor law or tampering that was broken.
    If there had been, it would have come out, but it didn't.

    LeBron still has some growing up to do. He got his jock stolen last night when he
    created a cardinal sin when he started celebrating too early...in front of the opponent's bench.
    He is not the sharpest tack in the pack for sure.

    In regard to the announcement, if the people weren't clamoring for it, ESPN would
    have never broadcast it.
    His ego is no worse that a bunch of players out there in all sports.
    And he "humiliated" the Cavs? Come on....has no one ever remarked disparaging
    comments about an employer as they were leaving them and heading for their competitors?

    You are waaaaaay over thinking this.

    Your problem is you don't like the guy so everything he does frosts your ass.
    I don't like him either, but I couldn't care less.
    Basketball has evolved in the most glorified "me" game on the planet.
    I don't even enjoy watching it anymore because of all the fist pumping, chest beating,
    trash talking and non-sense that goes on.
    What happen to the old school game when Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Pete Maravich,
    and company played the game. Hot dogs had mustard on them back then.
    Today, they wear NBA uniforms.

    Sadly, the NFL is Moving this direction too.



    I don't really see what the difference is, except cities.
  15. 04 Jun '11 03:51
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Dwayne Wade was already in Miami. They wanted LeBron and went after him.
    LeBron orchestrated Bosh to come along.

    Like it or not, there was nothing illegal about how it happened.
    There was no collusion as someone suggested.
    There was not labor law or tampering that was broken.
    If there had been, it would have come out, but it didn't.
    Like I said before, people bound to the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement (players, coaches, GM's, etc.) are prohibited from negotiating future contracts before July 1st. As it turns out, on June 28th, 2010, Stephen A Smith reported on the Dan Le Batard Show that Lebron James and Chris Bosh had already made their decisions that they would sign with Miami. The very next day the Heat bought out James Jones' contract, freeing up $4 million. There is definitely probable cause that collusion did occur, the Commish just choose not to investigate it.

    Link to 6/28/2010 Dan Le Batard Show:

    http://stephena.com/2010/06/28/stephen-as-interview-with-dan-le-batard/