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Old 05-13-2011, 11:37 PM    (permalink
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Was that directed at me or Halsey? lol
Think he meant Halsey's post of Larry Bird
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Yeah 6'8 250lb LeBron James would really have trouble with those old school players.



ROFL!

I was mocking this.

How are you going to use the pic of arguably the greatest SF to prove that LBJ would dominate?
If Pierce can drop 40+ on you... you don't want to see Bird
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I was mocking this.

How are you going to use the pic of arguably the greatest SF to prove that LBJ would dominate?
If Pierce can drop 40+ on you... you don't want to see Bird
I was just making sure, and I agree. Bird may not have been the most athletic or physically gifted guy to ever play the game but he had that mean streak and assassin mentality that not a ton of guys have.
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You guys are dumb saying Lebron would be crying if he played in Jordan era with the hard fouls and all that BS. LeBron would be used to the physical play if he grew up in that era.

A lot of LeBbron hate right now.
LeBron is one of the biggest whiners in the NBA when it comes to fouls. He would have had his **** rocked back then. He would have been bigger, faster, and stronger than everyone else, but that is not what matters.
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Just cause you have the body of a mack truck, doesn't make you a physical player.
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Let's be fair; from a psychological standpoint, living and playing in the 80's may very well have raised LeBron's potential above what it currently is.

He's a whiner and looks for calls so dang much because the current edition of the league allows this. If he had come to being at a time when the calls were typically harder to come by, and even more so in the final moments, you can be sure LeBron would've already adjusted to that mindset and acted accordingly.

Whether he could have handled such a rougher time may be another question entirely. Personally I think he'd be harder and less prone to collapsing under such pressure, but take that with a bucket of salt.

As for going up against the greats of that era? Well, how many of those greats can you name who were known for exemplary defense? Dennis Johnson, Michael Cooper and other such contemporaries probably wouldn't have been equipped to handle LeBron beyond making him work for his points, and the scoring dynamos of the league would've been having shoot-outs with him on a regular basis.
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LeBron is one of the biggest whiners in the NBA when it comes to fouls. He would have had his **** rocked back then. He would have been bigger, faster, and stronger than everyone else, but that is not what matters.
I never said that is what mattered. I said if he would of adjusted to that play. You guys act like LeBron is the softest player in the NBA ever and that the NBA in the early 90s and late 80s was all close lines and hard fouls.I get all you guys hate LeBron but you guys need to get real.

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I don't think any of those trades improves the Lakers, losing Odom's versatility is bigger than anything any of those guys could bring. And only an LA columnist would write trading Bynum for Dwight Howard in a serious nature.
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As for going up against the greats of that era? Well, how many of those greats can you name who were known for exemplary defense? Dennis Johnson, Michael Cooper and other such contemporaries probably wouldn't have been equipped to handle LeBron beyond making him work for his points, and the scoring dynamos of the league would've been having shoot-outs with him on a regular basis.
First guy I think of is Rodman, dogging Magic up and down the court the entire game.
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I wouldn't be sir prized if he passed McCoy on the depth chart. I think he might have a better arm and accurate arm then him from the highlights I thought. He also got some wheels too help us prepare for QB's as Wilson , RG3 and other runners etc.
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Man all those trades sucked IMO.
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Man all those trades sucked IMO.
They really did, that guy didnt have a ******* clue.
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I wouldn't be sir prized if he passed McCoy on the depth chart. I think he might have a better arm and accurate arm then him from the highlights I thought. He also got some wheels too help us prepare for QB's as Wilson , RG3 and other runners etc.
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Those trades would put the Lakers in a worse situation than they already in. I can see a Howard and Arenas trade to the Lakers if they can work out the money though. If Arenas can become a consitant shooter again he would fit what the Lakers need, and Howard would of course be a beast.

How does everybody think Pau and Howard would play together? Pau would not get near as many touches, especially if he keeps playing like he was in the playoffs.
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The most realistic trade in which the Lakers got Dwight Howard and took on Arenas contract would be giving the Magic back Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom, Steve Blake, Devin Ebanks, Shannon Brown, and Matt Barnes.
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I doubt we could unload Arenas on them. It'd probably be Turkoglu if it happened.
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I doubt we could unload Arenas on them. It'd probably be Turkoglu if it happened.
Yeah I think that is more realistic, but I would be more than willing to take Arenas if that would be what it took. We would prolly have to ship Luke Walton your way to make it work though.

On the question of how Pau would work with Dwight, obviously his scoring would go down, but it would let him play a more finesse game. Pau wont just continue to play like he did in the playoffs. Hes always been a little soft, but there was obviously something wrong with him. You cant just go from an all nba player/all star to chump in one playoffs.
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I really liked this article. I know it will be seen as me piling on Lebron, but i think it articulates how I have felt about him from the get go. Most talented guy in the world, but a guy who is wholly too emotional in the story lines surrounding him.
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First guy I think of is Rodman, dogging Magic up and down the court the entire game.
Yeah, I think of Rodman too as having the best chance- he and Scottie Pippen. But I'm thinking of the 80's just before they arrived specifically.
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I guess I will be the sole believer in thinking that LA will not get Dwight. Keep feasting on the LA times though. They'll tell you the real truth that you want to hear about Dwight coming to LA. ;)

But what I don't get is... The Lakers problem isn't in the post. It's at the damn PG position. I don't get why there isn't more talk of Chris Paul going to LA rather than Dwight...

ehhhh... I guess I know why... It's a lot easier to draw the ole.... "Shaq left the Magic to LA" to draw easy believers, than to come up with something new that makes more sense, but is harder to sell.

Seriously though... why do you guys buy into the idea that the world revolves around the Lakers? Rather than Dwight being traded to LA, why isn't it any other team? Hell, why wouldn't it be Miami? They could send Bosh, etc. LA ain't the only team in the NBA who would want Dwight and has players they could send back that would be just as attractive as what LA has. Geez ma neez.
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Personally, I'd consider this phenomenon a knee-jerk reaction to the 'SupahTeem' fad. 'SupahStahs' joining forces in big markets where the weather is good and/or the news coverage is out of this world.

That or the Lakers are the NBA equivalent in reputation to the Yankees.

That said, I'm seeing Chris Paul coming to LA mainly if the Triangle goes, which is probably likely with Phil gone for good.
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I guess I will be the sole believer in thinking that LA will not get Dwight. Keep feasting on the LA times though. They'll tell you the real truth that you want to hear about Dwight coming to LA. ;)

But what I don't get is... The Lakers problem isn't in the post. It's at the damn PG position. I don't get why there isn't more talk of Chris Paul going to LA rather than Dwight...

ehhhh... I guess I know why... It's a lot easier to draw the ole.... "Shaq left the Magic to LA" to draw easy believers, than to come up with something new that makes more sense, but is harder to sell.

Seriously though... why do you guys buy into the idea that the world revolves around the Lakers? Rather than Dwight being traded to LA, why isn't it any other team? Hell, why wouldn't it be Miami? They could send Bosh, etc. LA ain't the only team in the NBA who would want Dwight and has players they could send back that would be just as attractive as what LA has. Geez ma neez.
Dwight, lebron and wade wouldn't be fair at all.
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Now I have to dream about Dwight to Boston just to make myself sleep better
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I guess I will be the sole believer in thinking that LA will not get Dwight. Keep feasting on the LA times though. They'll tell you the real truth that you want to hear about Dwight coming to LA. ;)

But what I don't get is... The Lakers problem isn't in the post. It's at the damn PG position. I don't get why there isn't more talk of Chris Paul going to LA rather than Dwight...

ehhhh... I guess I know why... It's a lot easier to draw the ole.... "Shaq left the Magic to LA" to draw easy believers, than to come up with something new that makes more sense, but is harder to sell.

Seriously though... why do you guys buy into the idea that the world revolves around the Lakers? Rather than Dwight being traded to LA, why isn't it any other team? Hell, why wouldn't it be Miami? They could send Bosh, etc. LA ain't the only team in the NBA who would want Dwight and has players they could send back that would be just as attractive as what LA has. Geez ma neez.
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