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Old 04-26-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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Most importantly, big plays on both defense and offense to close a tight game.
Yeah, I never understood the Lebron hate.

Regardless, this silly thread needs a toe tag.
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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Yeah he showed no passion in last night's game
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:56 PM
 
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As a big Tim Duncan fan, I have to say that a dispassionate demeanor and calm appearance doesn't mean you don't care or are not "trying".
The irony of this post is that is my demeanor at work and people think I don't care even though it's the opposite.
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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The irony of this post is that is my demeanor at work and people think I don't care even though it's the opposite.
Frankly, maintaining an even keel and calm disposition in most circumstances requires more effort than other options.
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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another 40+ game.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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The irony of this post is that is my demeanor at work and people think I don't care even though it's the opposite.
So, in light of this series do you still dislike Lebron or did he change your mind a bit?
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:28 AM
 
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He’s always had a tendency to quit/not try when he senses a lost game or series in the postseason. But it was painfully obvious in his final series as a Cavalier before bolting to Miami, so maybe it’s a sign...
Really the only time I’ve seen him play his heart out with no chill was in the 2016 Finals.
Pre-Miami, LBJ still was an immature adult, trying to find his comfort zone.

In the current play-off season, the King certainly is elevating his game to compensate for an injured Kevin Love, George Hill and Tristan Thompson. Hill and Thompson seem to have recovered sufficiently to boost the Cavs over the Pacers in yesterday's Game 7.

What I admire about James is his massive philanthropic contributions, especially to the city of Akron.

His "I Promise" program seems to be reinvigorating the entire Akron educational system, perhaps providing a national model if it is successful.

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/educ...r-families-too

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/brea...promise-school

LJFF | I PROMISE Secondary

Some week in coming years, LeBron's efforts are destined to be examined on "60 Minutes" and transform his national image.

Maybe LeBron's philanthropy efforts won't be as renown as those of Andrew Carnegie, the Rockefellers, or the Mellons, but I can't think of another athlete who has demonstrated such thoughtful largesse.

James is beloved in Akron and now greatly respected in Greater Cleveland. Having bestowed (with the very generous checkbook of Dan Gilbert) a pro sports championship on Cleveland, I really doubt if too many Clevelanders will be upset if he departs for a better competitive opportunity at season's end. However, I doubt if James wants to do that, as his kids are entering their high school years in the city of which he is so fond. The King likely wants his prince to play at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, the King's alma mater, and the Cavs' high draft pick in the upcoming draft (Trae Young?) may also tip the choice in favor of staying with the Cavs.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/03/leb...u-nba-colleges

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...ound-prospects

The Pacers may have been the toughest out in the Eastern Conference. They beat Golden State twice away-and-home in the last month of the regular season....

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Old 04-30-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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Pre-Miami, LBJ still was an immature adult, trying to find his comfort zone.

In the current play-off season, the King certainly is elevating his game to compensate for an injured Kevin Love, George Hill and Tristan Thompson. Hill and Thompson seem to have recovered sufficiently to boost the Cavs over the Pacers in yesterday's Game 7.

What I admire about James is his massive philanthropic contributions, especially to the city of Akron.

His "I Promise" program seems to be reinvigorating the entire Akron educational system, perhaps providing a national model if it is successful.

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/educ...r-families-too

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/brea...promise-school

LJFF | I PROMISE Secondary

Some week in coming years, LeBron's efforts are destined to be examined on "60 Minutes" and transform his national image.
Yes, very impressive.

There is a charter school in San Antonio started by David Robinson.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carver_Academy

You HAVE to get to kids early. Not try to fix them being behind academically etc. on the back end.
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Old 04-30-2018, 12:17 PM
 
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Default LeBron excels in Game 7s

NOT a disinterested player.

<< James has a 5-2 record in Game 7s, including a five-game winning streak. He is averaging 35 points in those Game 7s, the highest of anyone in NBA history according to the website FiveThirtyEight.>>

Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Scribbles: Morning After Game 7 -- Terry Pluto (photos) | cleveland.com

NBA Game 7s are when the best professional teams in the world play with maximum effort.
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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Pre-Miami, LBJ still was an immature adult, trying to find his comfort zone.

In the current play-off season, the King certainly is elevating his game to compensate for an injured Kevin Love, George Hill and Tristan Thompson. Hill and Thompson seem to have recovered sufficiently to boost the Cavs over the Pacers in yesterday's Game 7.

What I admire about James is his massive philanthropic contributions, especially to the city of Akron.

His "I Promise" program seems to be reinvigorating the entire Akron educational system, perhaps providing a national model if it is successful.

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/educ...r-families-too

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/brea...promise-school

LJFF | I PROMISE Secondary

Some week in coming years, LeBron's efforts are destined to be examined on "60 Minutes" and transform his national image.

Maybe LeBron's philanthropy efforts won't be as renown as those of Andrew Carnegie, the Rockefellers, or the Mellons, but I can't think of another athlete who has demonstrated such thoughtful largesse.

James is beloved in Akron and now greatly respected in Greater Cleveland. Having bestowed (with the very generous checkbook of Dan Gilbert) a pro sports championship on Cleveland, I really doubt if too many Clevelanders will be upset if he departs for a better competitive opportunity at season's end. However, I doubt if James wants to do that, as his kids are entering their high school years in the city of which he is so fond. The King likely wants his prince to play at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, the King's alma mater, and the Cavs' high draft pick in the upcoming draft (Trae Young?) may also tip the choice in favor of staying with the Cavs.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/03/leb...u-nba-colleges

NBA Mock Draft 2018: Updated Predictions for 1st-Round Prospects | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

The Pacers may have been the toughest out in the Eastern Conference. They beat Golden State twice away-and-home in the last month of the regular season....

Philantropy with Own personal money is highly commendable. Philantropy with Other people s money is much known widely though.
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