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Old 03-13-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: how much does playing in the LEast affect LeBron's legacy?

None. Does anyone really care about the 80's west when they're talking about Magic Johnson?
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:45 AM   #3
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None. Does anyone really care about the 80's west when they're talking about Magic Johnson?
if its a discussion for GOAT. of course it matters

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Old 03-13-2018, 10:59 AM   #4
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if its a discussion for GOAT. of course it matters

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Why does it matter?
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: how much does playing in the LEast affect LeBron's legacy?

If anything it boosts his legacy .
Weaker conference = Weaker supporting cast = Tougher finals competition
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:23 AM   #6
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10-20 years from now it won't be necessary to talk about how he played in the historically weak east. People will just look at his finals record and draw their own conclusions. A guy who was able to fill the stat sheet with his own numbers, but couldn't lead a horse to water. Made great players worse, and mediocre players better resulting in "Lebron ball" which equates to losing more than you win.

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Old 03-13-2018, 11:27 AM   #7
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Default Re: how much does playing in the LEast affect LeBron's legacy?

The last 6 Finals he's led the team in MP, Points, rebounds and assists against the best the West has to offer. Also did the same in just about every playoff series leading up to the Finals.

Many believe that Kareem is the GOAT. His legacy is never questioned due to the shit that was the Worstern conference of the 80's.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:33 AM   #8
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10-20 years from now it won't be necessary to talk about how he played in the historically weak east. People will just look at his finals record and draw their own conclusions. A guy who was able to fill the stat sheet with his own numbers, but couldn't lead a horse to water. Made great players worse, and mediocre players better resulting in "Lebron ball" which equates to losing more than you win.

On the contrary, I think when anyone brings up his finals appearances, the knock will always be 'well, you didn't even really have to try to get there.'
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:46 AM   #9
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If anything it boosts his legacy .
Weaker conference = Weaker supporting cast = Tougher finals competition
Lakers fans. Literally took the gun out of their mouth and put it to their head
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:47 AM   #10
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On the contrary, I think when anyone brings up his finals appearances, the knock will always be 'well, you didn't even really have to try to get there.'
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:56 AM   #11
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Default Re: how much does playing in the LEast affect LeBron's legacy?

The eastern conference has had good teams that unfortunately have not been able to outsmart or out physical him.

Mentally he owns this edge over the conference.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:56 AM   #12
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It won't much. Haters will continue to bring it up but won't discuss Magic's Lakers in the 80s. Mainly because they weren't old enough to see those years.

LeBron has set numerous records that only a small few can achieve, Regardless of what conference he plays in.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:58 AM   #13
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In 30 years it'll affect LeBron as much as playing in the 80's West affects Magic's legacy
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:39 PM   #14
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Default Re: how much does playing in the LEast affect LeBron's legacy?

Barely Top 15. LeTards are hoping time erases context and that the marketing machine of his heyday blurs the facts. Even if all of those things align perfectly and favorably, considering the probabilities are in his favor, he can't still explain why he went to 8 Finals and only won 3. No matter how much spin is brought into the equation, that ratio will stand out for eternity - shining bright.

You can take that to the bank, cleared check, within 1 business day.

Edit: For the time being, it'll be fun if he goes West next year. Even on the Rockets which is a dream scenario for him and his stans.

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Old 03-13-2018, 01:14 PM   #15
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I don't know why anyone believes it shouldn't.

To his credit, he always got the job done and made it to the finals.

But how truly impressive is that feat when you're always on the best team, playing against opposition that is hardly daunting?

The Raptors... Aged and disfucntional Celtics... That Atlanta team which may be the biggest pretender faction in league history... The Bulls... The Pacers.

Hardly a crop of competition that will be remembered for the ages.

Meanwhile here's Lebron, rolling deep with the likes of Hall of Fame talent.

Such a joke.
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