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View Poll Results: Who wins it all?
Heat in 4 1 2.86%
Heat in 5 2 5.71%
Heat in 6 9 25.71%
Heat in 7 4 11.43%
Mavs in 4 1 2.86%
Mavs in 5 2 5.71%
Mavs in 6 15 42.86%
Mavs in 7 1 2.86%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-10-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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More importantly, LeBron James is a considerably better player than David Robinson was
All I did was disagree with this statement.

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Okay, prove your point - show me and everyone else how David Robinson is better than LeBron James.
Just look at the NBA records that he holds.

I would suspect LeBron will end up having a better career but as of now I don't think his career compares to the Admiral.

It's just my opinion bro.

Right now I would say Lebron folds like a cheap suit when it counts, will he ever step up when it counts? Time will tell. Maybe he'll just have to find another team to piggyback on to get his rings.

I didn't verify this; Lebrons team is 2-7 in the NBA finals and he has never scored more than 5 points in the 4th quarter of any Finals game? Just on that alone I'd say he isn't that great. The Great ones step up.

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Old 06-10-2011, 03:48 PM
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Lebron with 2 points in the 4th quarter
He had zero pts, that 2 pts came when the game was out of reach with 20 secs left
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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All I did was disagree with this statement.

Just look at the NBA records that he holds.

I would suspect LeBron will end up having a better career but as of now I don't think his career compares to the Admiral.

It's just my opinion bro.

Right now I would say Lebron folds like a cheap suit when it counts, will he ever step up when it counts? Time will tell. Maybe he'll just have to find another team to piggyback on to get his rings.
So you're saying David Robinson is better because he has better career stats than LeBron James. Considering Robinson played something like twice as many seasons in the NBA as James has played up to this point, I'd certainly hope Robinson would have better career stats, especially considering that David Robinson is in the basketball Hall of Fame. Saying Robinson is better than James because he has better career stats is a little like saying Tony Perez is better than Albert Pujols because Perez has better career stats.

Incidentally, I agree that LeBron James has shown many times that his ability to elevate his game in big games is questionable, and he should be called out on that. All I'm saying is that the same is true of David Robinson (I can't help but think of Robinson, the 1994-95 league MVP, getting badly outplayed by Hakeem Olajuwon in that season's Western Conference finals), and Robinson's "normal" play wasn't as good as James' "normal" play.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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So you're saying David Robinson is better because he has better career stats than LeBron James. Considering Robinson played something like twice as many seasons in the NBA as James has played up to this point, I'd certainly hope Robinson would have better career stats, especially considering that David Robinson is in the basketball Hall of Fame. Saying Robinson is better than James because he has better career stats is a little like saying Tony Perez is better than Albert Pujols because Perez has better career stats.

Incidentally, I agree that LeBron James has shown many times that his ability to elevate his game in big games is questionable, and he should be called out on that. All I'm saying is that the same is true of David Robinson (I can't help but think of Robinson, the 1994-95 league MVP, getting badly outplayed by Hakeem Olajuwon in that season's Western Conference finals), and Robinson's "normal" play wasn't as good as James' "normal" play.
Fair enough. Good point about the "normal" play.

Spurs should have been playing the Suns instead of the Rockets that year.


YouTube - ‪NBA Playoffs 1995: Ellie Sinks Suns‬‏

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Hakeem totally school Shaq in the Finals that year though.

Sigh. NBA isn't what it used to be. Nothing beats that stretch from the mid 80's to the mid/late 90's. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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I didn't verify this; he has never scored more than 5 points in the 4th quarter of any Finals game?
Edit; This is false, shame on whoever was on the radio spouting this BS.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Dave Robinson played during the 19892003 yrs. IMO, the competition back in those yrs was more intense.

You can't really compare Rob (center) with Lebron (sml forward).

Go Mavs! I hope Kidd gets his ring!
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:13 AM
 
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Default Tell me

What are your predictions on who will win
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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What are your predictions on who will win
The practice of tightening up at the end of games may or may not be a tell-tale sign that the Heat will fade as the series reaches its climax, but I can't see them playing well under those pressure situations if they couldn't up until now.

I'll stick with my original pick (Mavs in 6), but it'll be big time fun - and anyone's game - if it goes 7.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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2011 NBA Finals: It's not hard to imagine the Heat as the good guys - latimes.com
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:28 AM
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Why does it seem like ABC/ESPN is rooting for the Mavs?

Have you noticed that there were no video footage of the Miami Heat fans watching the game in Miami in Game 3, 4, or 5 like it was in Dallas during Game 2?
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