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It's "Pray For LeBron Day" In Cleveland  
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Everyone is gathering in Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, and wherever else today in Cleveland. The city has reached a watershed in it's history. It's do or die, put up or shut up.

Yes, that's right, tonight, at 8pm, the world stops turning for Cleveland. It's the moment of truth-will LeBron become a Cavalier, and rescuse this sorry excuse of an NBA franchise, or will it wither and die. I don't care if Carmello and Darko are out there. If they don't get LeBron, they might as well leave.

May the Gods at whatever Law Firm are overseeing the ping-pong ball selection smile on the sons and daughters of "The Shot", "The Drive", "The Fumble". Amen.

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Well things HAVE gotten pretty slow in here since the moratorium...

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Be that as it may, Matt D, I would have posted that even without the lockout by Management.

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Alpha, just curious, what is LeBron's attitude about this? Is he as hopeful as Cleveland or more ambivalent about?


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

And the number one pick goes too......THE NY KNICKS! Cavs Fan.....not even LeBron can save you.....

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

Jet, not sure, to be honest. I think the ego in the kid would love to be seen as a "savior" as he would here. He'll go where the money is.  Big grin

And KROC, if the Knicks get LeBron, you know what you'll hear, nation-wide fron non-Knick fans?

FIX FIX FIX!!!


User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

Nope, LeBron is going to the Buffalo Braves, he will do quite well with Bob McAdoo, Randy Smith and Ernie DiGregorio


Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

You're dating yourself there Ihadapheo

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Now all they need to do is land Coach Jeff Vangundy and they will definetly gain some ground (in the East atleast).

But the Nets are king of the East now, and on they are in their second NBA finals in a row!

And this year they don't have to face Shaq!



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

STT757, Shaq is probably one of the main reasons the Lakers aren't going for #4 in a row. He's fat, out of shape, and seems to have lost a lot of the desire that, two years ago, was I thought made him into the player in the league.

He's got to lose about 50lbs, and get serious about his conditioning. Oh, and it didn't help that he pissed off The Zen Master by blowing off his exit interview after the loss to San Antonio.

Speaking of the Spurs, how many times can they blow a big 2nd half or 4th quarter lead? They did it tonight again to Dallas. They have no heart; they have no killer instinct. Go Nets.  Big grin


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6340 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Simple prediction. The kid will crash and burn in his rookie year.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2601 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

I'd love to know the details of his $90 million contract with Nike....as in, what if he does crash and burn in his rookie year? How much of the moolah does he get to keep?

The first thing he'd better do is buy a house for his momma. Unless someone's already taken care of that. He DID get that Hummer, you know....


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1126 times:

No way, IMissPiedmont. He's too good for a crash and burn! He's got loads of talent, and I think he'll be smart enough to keep his roadies at a distance once he's signed by the Cavaliers. Although if it were to happen, such a thing would happen to a Cleveland team.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

I think he's going to be a great player, but not right away.

Kevin Garnette is now only begining to grow into a leader on the T-Wolves, and how long has he been in the league?

I give James 4-5 years untill he becomes a "impact" player, that's one advantage of College.

College players develop quicker in the NBA than do the high school kids.

I think there should be a mandatory age limit in the NBA, of lets say 20.

College could be one path to the NBA, but I think the NBA should develop a "minor league" system with the European leagues. If a kid does not want to go to College they can play in Italy or Spain for a couple years, make $50k-$100K a year and gain some maturity and "worldly Knowledge" before landing the 6 year $70 Million dollar contracts.

It would also help the NBA continue to diversify by recruiting more European players like Dirk Neviski (SP?) and Valdi Divac (?).

MLB has been very successfull recruiting new talent from Latin America, Japan, and South Korea.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

BTW..

Does anyone else hate this NBA on cable almost all the time, I prefered Sundays NBA on NBC where they would have 3 playoff games starting at 12 and going untill the West Coast game at 8.

This 10 PM starts on TNT suck.

It's got to be hurting ratings, even if ESPN/Turner gave the NBA a truck load of money. They are not getting the advertising revenues NBC drew on Sundays.

I do like ABC's coverage, they only get a couple games. The majority are on TNT and ESPN, I have premium cable but I like the major playoff games on the networks better.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

He's not gonna be that good in the NBA...he's playing with kids at the highschool level, and totally skipped the college level. From Highschool to pro can be done, however it's gonna be really tough for him.

-max


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

I hope & pray that...

...he will be competent in the NBA
...he will actually compete in the NBA
...he doesn't hold out (even though he's already promised...)
...he doesn't get into drugs or alcohol
...he doesn't get in trouble with the law
...he doesn't get injured before the draft
...he doesn't get injured before he ever plays a game
...the last two, except substitute "killed" -- now that he's a popular and very public figure, he could be some wacko's target


redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

He's not gonna be that good in the NBA...he's playing with kids at the highschool level, and totally skipped the college level.

Max, last summer, he was playing with NBA players at a "scrimmage" at Gund Arena in Cleveland. There were NBA players from the Cavaliers, and other teams as well. The Cleveland Plain Dealer had a reporter present. And, from all accounts, he just blew everyone's mind with how good he was-against professionals. From all accounts, they couldn't believe his skill level for a 17 year old. That "scrimmage" cost the Cavaliers a hefty fine, since then-head coach John Lucas was the one who held it. From all accounts, he can play in the league. It's a matter of him adjusting to an 82-game schedule, instead of a 30-game season, and how fast he can take the physicalness of the NBA. He's 6ft 8, 245lbs. He's not skinny weakling. I think he'll work out just fine.

Redngold, he really can't hold out. Unlike the NFL, the salaries for rookies is set for like the first 3 or 4 seasons. He knows what he'll make. There's no negotiating on that basis. His agent is around, for now, at least, not so much to guide his basketball career as his PR career.

I don't even know if the NBA has signing bonusus for their players, so I don't know how that will work with LeBron.


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