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Old 03-10-2019, 08:25 PM
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:47 PM
 
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I do not see Durant leaving unless the SuperSonics come back since he originally played for them and mentioned that he would love to return to the SuperSonics
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:16 PM
 
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I do not see Durant leaving unless the SuperSonics come back since he originally played for them and mentioned that he would love to return to the SuperSonics
We shall all see. I'm leaning towards him leaving, but winning can change all of that of course.

Also, Westbrook involved in another incident with a fan.

Yes, Westbrook was out of line, but so was this moronic fan. I'm glad people were able to dig up his past tweets, shows what kind of a d-bag he is.

Russell Westbrook to fan at Jazz game: 'I'll f--- you up, you and your wife'
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:38 PM
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:15 AM
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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GSW dismantled OKC Saturday night, which still makes me think this is the W's title to lose
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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Love LeBron James ��

But for his game winning shot to get blocked by a weak Knick player just speaks volumes on his comparison to Michael Jordan !!!
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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I'm the biggest LeBron fan, and I firmly believe once he's gone for good, we will appreciate his excellence more than we have during his playing years...

That said, I've felt it from the start, but this is my first time publicizing this. He made a mistake going to the Lakers. I don't think he made a mistake necessarily leaving Cleveland, but going to LA was a mistake...

I'm growing more and more concerned he won't win a chip in LA. Of course there's no telling what happens the next few years, but it's not looking good. Every elite free agent who went to LA in their prime got a ring. He can't be the only guy who doesn't...

The smart move for his basketball legacy was to stay in The East. Even as it improved, it was his conference until someone else took it from him, and by default he gave it to them. The legacy play was to force someone else to snatch the conference throne...

Philly would have been the right move for the legacy and virtually assured at least one ring in four years. Instead, he brought that Cleveland **** to LA and it isn't working. To boot, he's finally showed some wear and tear, and this is the first year you can unquestionably say he isn't The League's best player. I don't know who it is, bit it isn't LeBron right now, and at his age it's likely he won't reclaim that status...

Now compared to his peers, others had success but his legacy is clearly stronger than everyone else. His prime was longer than everybody else, and LeBron at his best was clearly a notch above everybody else. As a longtime supporter, this is sad for me, bit I love the sport and ge was never my only rooting interest, just my favorite. And still is...

I also think he is gonna be humbled by this Lakers experience. When he looks back on how he chose to react and respond to situations, I think he'll have some humility...

This will be the first Finals in almost a frigging decade that doesn't feature LeBron James. The "ushering of a new era" has been threatening for awhile, but you could never undisputedly prove it still wasn't LeBron's league. Even as the Warriors thrived, he still won a championship and was their most legitimate rival. Even as other players seemingly "caught up" to LeBron, he showed his superiority year over year with a combination of thunderous regular season runs, and iconic, legendary postseason play. The closest competitors did not have the combination of those two to anywhere near that level--not Harden, Durant, Curry, Westbrook, George, Kawhi--, even as they all were younger and took turns sharing media narratives as the "new best player". To start, they were all starting from behind anyway. And to be fair, each one of those guys are outstanding and are legends in their own right, but every time we prematurely crowned one of these guys, there was a LeBron moment in the same season, whether regular or postseason or both, that proved LeBron was still the standard and the man playing with the boys. Every single time...

For the last 5 years; ever since KD's 2014 MVP, to LeBron's first shaky regular season in '15 that looked like he was on the decline, that simultaneously occurred with Curry and the Dubs' rise, to the narratives in '16 that he was down defensively and still taking advantage of a weak conference, to the '17 and '18 shellacking he took in The Finals at the hands of an unparalleled Super Team. Throughout all of that, it was still LeBron's league and he still showed the gap between him and the pack...

So 2019 is his eulogy as the NBA's best player, which you can make the case he was for a straight decade, from 2007-08 to 2017-18. You can debate some years if you choose, but LeBron spent a decade with nobody else on that level. At the margins, sure, you can argue Kobe in the late '00s, and you can argue KD or Steph in the late '10s, but that's all they are: arguments. By too many measurables, LeBron was the greatest player in the sport for a decade, and for many years it wasn't close. You can count on one hand the guys who have sustained that high an excellence for that long in this league...

These next few years will feature more and more narratives to deflate his legacy, so I'm ready for it. And look, I have never said nor thought LeBron was undeserving of criticism. But I am also ready to watch the new era officially come in, and I look forward to the day that we as fans and basketball media look back and appreciate him for everything he gave the sport. He is in his swan song years now, I'd really rather he force a trade out of LA and admit he made a mistake going, but these next couple years look like the swan song. I still want him to get #4...

It was an iconic, legendary run. Nobody like him, and never will be again!
Excellent post 👍

Though I agree,he had almost a decade at the top"I believe his ascension as the absolute best began in 2012 when he won his first title.

I have Kobe & Duncan neck and neck from 2001 - 2010~
You can argue Lebron and Dwade in some of those years but Kobe & Duncan was still the brand.Lebron chased Kobe like Kobe chased Jordan and now it's Durant chasing Lebron, but I'd give the slight edge to Curry because he's the engine that makes GSW so great"

But in a game on 1v1, I don't think nobody beats Durant in this era not even Lebron.The one that might beat Durant is Kwahi Leonard.Or dare I'd say someone bigger like AD or Giannis. This is where i separate LeBron from Michael Jordan.I don't see nobody beating Mike 1on1"

Hes not a two - way killer on offense and defense and the only other player in that realm is Kobe.


With that said,you still gotta rank Lebron top 5 due to his impact on the court
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:29 PM
 
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It would be nice the Heat make the playoffs since this is Wade last season.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:08 PM
 
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GSW dismantled OKC Saturday night, which still makes me think this is the W's title to lose
OKC can't shoot, so they can't beat the Warriors.

Houston remains the only team in the West with a chance, and they've turned in impressive defensive performances lately. Austin Rivers has been a nice addition, so that they can feature two ball handlers on the floor virtually all game when healthy (and only Harden and Gordon are glaring liabilities on defense).

Milwaukee just hit a major wall with Brogdon's injury. His health will be critical for the Bucks' title chances--they also need shooting and he delivers it with few downsides in his game. Toronto's defense will keep it competitive if they can get past Milwaukee.
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