NBA
Lebron James and THE DECISION
Category: NBA

Hey Cleveland fan, this is what LBJ thinks of you!!!  You don't matter...

 

This is what LBJ has thought about you for this two and a half year process.  This is what I say to LBJ:
 
 
I hope I'm wrong, but there is a report about LBJ having aone hour special on ESPN to announce his decision. What exactly is the show going to consist of, one hour of your highlights ending with your decision? Not even Kobe Bryant went this route!

LeBron James, I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, that somehow David Stern is somehow manipulating this crap and you just happen to be caught in the middle of this s#$t-storm, but I can't. Just who in the hell do you think you are that you believe that your decision is so riveting that it deserves a one hour special on ESPN? Your ego is out of control. Worse yet, for you to USE a charitable organization that benefits kids in order to deflect criticism regarding this "special" in my mind is despicable.

LeBron, I used to have the utmost of respect for you - you WERE one of the truly good guys in the NBA (and that's saying a lot). But over the past two years you have exhibited a disturbing inability to handle pressure and not be able to execute when most needed. To top it off, your ego is so out of control, you feel you deserve a one hour prime-time special to tell America where you're going? News Flash my friend - YOU'RE NOT ALL THAT!!!

Hey Cleveland, perhaps "King James" and the city of New York do deserve each other - oversized egos with delusions of grandeur while exhibiting underachieving results! I've found the people of Cleveland to be great, blue collar folks. Please don't hitch your wagon to this garbage!
WITNESS
Category: NBA

 

King James has one thing in common with King Henry, an ego. It seems that James is perfectly content holding NBA fans in limbo as he dabs in the luxuries of the constant streaming attention NBA teams and media lay at his feet. Despite my interest in where he will ultimately land, the process is becoming not only tiresome but antagonizing too. What makes the situation even more intolerable is the fact that James’ true colors are shining through, and they aren’t pretty.

This past weekend the city of Akron Ohio apparently had nothing better to do then throw James a rally. When I saw the news exert I was left wondering why James deserved a hero’s welcome. Did he save a man from a burning building? Did he give millions of his hard earned money to the local children’s hospital? I know, maybe he did something to reinvigorate the dilapidated sections of town. It turns out that none of this happened. Instead, Lebron James was simply born in Akron and that was enough. Sadly the people need to feel some kind of distant connection to James. Well, fans should have reconsidered. Lebron made it obvious the fans are his top priority, not even hometown fans. King James waltzed into the affair as many fans were giving up or had already gone home. If you ask me, those are the true actions of a dedicated role model.  

The bigger question is why did Lebron put Akron on the back burner? Without knowing the details, I will assume it is the same reason he showed no remorse for his team’s final performance against the Boston Celtics a few weeks ago. I will assume it was the same reason he simply gave up on numerous other occasions during the Cavaliers playoff run.  I will also assume it is the same reason he finds it funny to drop false bread crumbs along the free agent path. However, the truly funny feat will be when someone picks up the real crumbs that show him the way home. Even a life of luxury can be lonely.

My first inclination was that Lebron would return to Cleveland and eventually bring a championship banner to somewhere other than Chicago, Houston, Los Angles, San Antonio, Miami and Boston but after playing “Witness” to all his bullshit, I am not sure Cleveland is in the cards. Lebron is looking for attention, attention that Clevelanders can’t provide. Lebron is looking for an organization that will bend over further and whose fans will become even more unthawed in Lebron-mania; a true sign of an incurable egotist. Unfortunately, no such place exists but there is little hope that even if he stays he will ever draw this conclusion.

The bottom-line is that Lebron James is thoroughly enjoying the mind fuck he has on everyone. To me the sign of a great leader isn’t someone so selfish that they are willing to toy with everyone’s emotions no matter how big or small. Apparently it isn’t enough that people in New York are wearing Lebron in 2010 t-shirts. It isn’t enough that Chicago is dreaming of another 23 soaring through the arena air. It isn’t enough that teams like the Nets and Clippers have even developed irrational faith. And it certainly isn’t enough that some of the best fans on earth, sit in Cleveland, dying inside with each day that Lebron remains silent.

In the end Lebron James’ attempt at Godliness has only weakened him in my eyes. A player whose only concern is playing games for their own personal satisfaction isn’t worthy of a championship anyway. So bring another Championship to those hated Lakers, as I would much rather see Kobe hoist another trophy then see Lebron slap Cleveland across the face in a play to further boost his already inflated super ego.

 

Thanks for reading as it is appreciated.  


 

Don't Let Game Six Fool You...
Category: NBA

 

 

So you think the Lake Show will glide in Game Seven because of what happened in Game Six?

 

Think twice...

 

Take a look back to 1985...

 

The Celtics, looking to repeat as NBA Champions, had homecourt advantage for the second year in a row as they finished the regular season with a 63-19 record while the Lakers compiled a 62-20 record. For the first time, the Finals went to a 2-3-2 format with games one and two in Boston while the next three games were in Los Angeles. The final two games of the series, if necessary, would be played in Boston.

 

Game 1 became known as the "Memorial Day Massacre" as the Celtics soundly beat the Lakers 148-114. Celtic reserve forward Scott Wedman made all 11 out of 11 field goal attempts. The Lakers responded in Game 2 with a 109-102 victory as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 30 points, 17 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks. Michael Cooper had 22 points, making 8 out of 9 field goals attempted...(Wikipedia)

 

The Los Angeles Lakers eventually defeated the Celtics four games to two...

 

Each game is its own entity...

 

The Celtics will make the proper adjustments as they did in Game Three...

 

Game Seven should be a barn burner...

 

 

 

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Lakers Win the In-Between Game
Category: NBA

It's as simple as this...

The Celtics aren't as bad as they were in game one...

Ray Allen isn't as good as he was in game two...

The truth of this series lies somewhere in between...

Game three was the in-between game...

And the Lakers now control the series...

The sky hasn't fallen just yet for the Celtics...

But the Lakers wasted no time in getting the road monkey off their backs...

It'll go seven...

 

dvt

Mr. Lebron, Fill Out the Application. No College Transcript Required.
Category: NBA

 Great leadership is a quality born and not learned. Sure, there are numerous artificial leaders that embark on NBA careers with high expectations. There are also those players who attempt to lead only through example. But to truly become a celebrated leader a player has to take every aspect of his team under wing and teach it the way. In this regard, Lebron isn’t nearly the leader that Jordan, Johnson, Bird, Olajuwon, or Kobe have been over the course of their careers. The argument can even be made that Lebron isn’t in the same stratosphere as these Hall of Fame players, at least not yet.

Having recently read a substantial amount of commentary on ESPN.com the argument arouse from the ashes of the Cavalier season that Lebron’s inefficiencies can easily be traced back to his absence from college ball. Not having a firm introduction to professional coaching Lebron has adopted the notion that he runs the show, and Cavalier management seems pretty content in adopting the idea. Thus, thanks for playing Mike Brown, but see you later. According to some there lies the problem. In college Lebron would have been able to hone his leadership qualities, demonstrated them on the court and then brought the refined version to the NBA. Instead he took the easy road and has been questioned for not meeting expectations. But would a college career saved Lebron’s Cavaliers anyway?

 The argument can go either way. At first glance a Cleveland fan might suggest that an incredible college career hasn’t done anything for players like Carmelo Anthony. However, Carmelo’s off court issues and his team’s inconsistencies are more to blame for Denver’s lack of success. Cleveland fans might also point to team inconsistencies as the primary cause for failed championship runs. Realistically this argument is as trust worthy as a politician's wedding vows. The Cavaliers only played as well as their iconic leader. That being said, it would be hard to dispute the fact that a more disciplined and experienced Lebron might have managed the game a little better. Instead, one gets the aura that Lebron feels owed success based on an over glorified high school championship.

 Adversaries to the idea that a player must attend college first allude to Kobe Bryant as the biggest example of how a player can succeed without college instruction. Kobe is an exception to the rule not the standard. And like I said, “the best leaders are born not made.” While some of Kobe’s personal ethics remain questionable there is no doubt about his determination and expectations on the court. In this regard Lebron doesn’t stand a chance. Lebron’s a pure talent, but so is Carmelo Anthony, and neither have harnessed long-term success at the professional level. In the end Lebron James isn’t an effective leader, and it shows at the most crucial moments.

 Lebron fans might argue that Mike Brown or Cleveland were the actual reasons for playoff flaking. But here again it must be understood that Lebron feels he runs the show. Playing college basketball might have given Lebron and better understanding of the game or the tools to better lead his teammates but it would have done nothing to humble his ego or increase his talent. Therefore, I honestly don’t believe playing college basketball would have had any real effect on the path Lebron has travelled since coming into the league.

 

Quote of the day:  "This game wasn't about what it means for the current series as much as it means about the next one."

ESPN.COM - John Hollinger on the Celtics 

Hollinger expressed concern about Celtic flaws but what does that say about the Magic if it took an overtime to get the job done? The Celtics just need to remain focused!

 


 

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